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Obscurations

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The sun covered by clouds, a common metaphor for buddha nature obscured by the obscurations


Obscurations (Tib. drib pa; Wyl. sgrib pa) — what hinders us from realizing our true nature.


obscurations (Skt: avarana)

Also known as obstructions; the negative imprints left on the mind by negative karma and delusion, which obscure the mind. The disturbing-thought obscurations (Tib: nyön-drib) obstruct attainment of liberation and the more subtle obscurations to knowledge (Tib: she-drib) obstruct the attainment of enlightenment.


See also the two obscurations.


Subdivisions


obscurations (Skt: avarana)

Also known as obstructions; the negative imprints left on the mind by negative karma and delusion, which obscure the mind. The disturbing-thought obscurations (Tib: nyön-drib) obstruct attainment of liberation and the more subtle obscurations to knowledge (Tib: she-drib) obstruct the attainment of enlightenment.



Source

RigpaWiki:Obscurations