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There are 7 Latent Tendencies (Anusaya):



The Blessed Buddha once said:

Bhikkhus, there are these seven kinds of Latent Tendency. What seven?

1: The Latent Tendency to Sensual-Pleasure...

2: The Latent Tendency to Aversion & Ill-Will...

3: The Latent Tendency to Speculative Views...

4: The Latent Tendency to Skeptical Doubt...
5: The Latent Tendency to Conceiving I Am...

6: The Latent Tendency to Wanting to Become...

7: The Latent Tendency to Ignorance...

These are the seven kinds of Latent Tendency! The Noble 8-fold Way should
be developed for the direct experience of these 7 kinds of Latent Tendency,
for the full understanding & elimination of them, & for their final overcoming,
abandoning and leaving all behind...This Noble 8-fold Way is developed for
the sake of the uprooting of all disadvantageous Latent Mental Tendency!

Explanation:
Latent Tendency towards pleasurable sights, sensations, & thoughts is fairly obvious...
Latent Tendency to Aversion is all hate, anger, irritation, opposition, & stubbornness...
Latent Tendency to Speculative Views is believing that action has no future effects...
Latent Tendency to Skeptical Doubt is no conviction in the Buddha's Enlightenment...
Latent Tendency to Conceiving I Am is assuming the hidden existence of an Ego...
Latent Tendency to Lust for Becoming is the hoping for a future becoming this or that...
Latent Tendency to Ignorance is not seeing, not understanding the Four Noble Truths...
Latent Tendency means lurking liability, hidden inclination, underlying dormant drive!


The unaware monkey mind automatically runs in the local minima of least dissatisfaction.
Needless to say: This can hardly by called "freedom", but better "blinded conditioning"...
The 7 Latent Tendencies Drives the Mind from the Backseat! Makes U Running in circles...

Buddha once emphasized a crucial Impossibility:
That a person, without eliminating the latent tendency to lust for pleasant feeling,
without abolishing the latent tendency to aversion towards any painful feeling,
without uprooting the latent tendency to neglect accompanying all neutral feeling,
without extirpating ignorance & developing clear & complete understanding, should
ever, here & now, in this very life, be able to cease all suffering & awaken by full
enlightenment, that is indeed impossible...
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sutta/majjhima/mn148.html



More on the 7 Latent Tendencies (Anusaya):
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Conceit_I_Am.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Latent_Feeling.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/a/anusaya.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_Latent_Tendencies.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bodily_and_Mental_Feeling.htm


Any Latent Tendency is always ready to Raise, Bite & Kill!

Source (edited extract):

The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V:60] section 45: The Way. 175: The 7 Latent Tendencies ...
http://store.pariyatti.org/Connected-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_1379.html
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/ati_website/html/tipitaka/sn/index.html

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