discharge (āsrava, 漏). Outflow of Afflictions, characteristic of Sentient beings engaged in their cycle of birth and Death. For example, Anger is an Affliction in one’s Mind, which is discharged through one’s Body and voice. Any discharge is a display of one’s Affliction, and it does not decrease Affliction.
Mental intoxication, defilement. The four Āsavas are: Kāma, sensuality; bhava, lust of life; ditthi, false views and avijjā, ignorance (of nature of life). Erroneous ideas which intoxicate mind so that it cannot contemplate pure truth and attain enlightenment. Total freedom from Āsavas is a sign of the Arhat (q.v.).