Abhidhamma in Daily Life
178  Different Degrees of Lobha

Lobha can be translated by many different words: greed, lust, desire, craving, clinging, passion, attachment, covetousness and so on since there are many degrees of lobha. Lobha can be coarse, medium or subtle. When lobha is coarse it motivates unwholesome course of action through body, speech or mind. Because of lobha one may commit many kinds of bad deeds in order to obtain what one desires. If the degree of lobha is such that it motivates an evil deed, the result of it may be an unhappy rebirth or unpleasant experiences through the senses in the course of life.

Date 29 Mar 2024