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Eight winds

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eight winds

八風 ( Jpn happu ) Eight conditions that prevent people from advancing along the right Path to Enlightenment. According to The Treatise on the Stage of Buddhahood SutraBandhuprabha's work that was translated into Chinese by Hsüan-tsang—the eight winds are :

prosperity,
decline,
disgrace,
honor,
praise,
censure,
Suffering, and
pleasure.

People are often swayed either by their Attachment to prosperity, honor, praise, and pleasure (collectively known as "four favorites" or "four favorable winds"), or by their aversion to decline, disgrace, censure, and Suffering ("four dislikes" or "four adverse winds").

eight winds (八風). One’s love or hate is fanned by the eight winds:
(1) advantage,
(2) disadvantage,
(3) fame,
(4) infamy,
(5) praise,
(6) scorn,
(7) pleasure, and
(8) pain

Source

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Eight Winds

Winds of Eight Directions. Most people are usually moved by the winds of the eight directions:

1. Praise
2. Ridicule
3. Suffering
4. Happiness
5. Benefit
6. Destruction
7. Gain
8. Loss.