The Eight Worldly Concerns

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According to the Yungdrung Bön religious tradition, the Eight Worldly Concerns for human beings are distractions from the path of spiritual development.  These Eight Worldly Concerns are:

  1. Attachment to Gain
  2. Attachment to Pleasure
  3. Attachment to Praise
  4. Attachment to Fame
  5. Aversion to Loss
  6. Aversion to Suffering
  7. Aversion to Blame
  8. Aversion to a Bad Reputation

Another way of categorizing these Eight Worldly Concerns:

  1. Gain
  2. Loss
  3. Happiness
  4. Sadness
  5. Slander or Bad Reputation
  6. Fame
  7. Praise
  8. Blame

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