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Two obscurations

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Two obscurations

(tib.: drib nyi) The two obscurations are the gross obscurations of disturbing thoughts (tib.: nyon drib) and the subtle obscurations to fully knowing all existence (tib.: she drib). They are also called passion obscurations and knowledge obscurations, the first being a hindrance mainly to deliverance from the cycles of existence, and the second one to omniscience. When the cessation of these is established on the mind, this is the purest happiness of full Enlightenment. Generally, one can say that the remedies for the two obscurations are the two collections.

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"What is born will die, what has been gathered will be dispersed, what has been accumulated will be exhausted, what has been built up will collapse, and what has been high will be brought low."
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