Reply To: Difference between ajjhosānaṁ and tanha;


pariyesanā – to investigate, analyze possibilities

pariggaho – to grab firmly, like an octopus grabbing with all eight feet

ārakkho – trying to keep for oneself; that is done with chandaraga and macchariya with the expectation of lābha.

In other words, you got close enough.

The following dictionary is useful (it still has some wrong translations too):

Concise Pali-English Dictionary –A.P. Buddhadatta Mahathera

Tanha and avijja go together. Both are wholly removed only at the Arahant stage.

  • Vibhava tanha is the worst, the assumption of no rebirths. Then one would not be afraid of doing any immoral deed. That goes away at the Sotapanna stage.
  • The strongest part of kama tanha is associated with kama raga and goes away at the Anagami stage.
  • Bhava tanha is to “wish for” specific existences/titles/etc. The strongest component of an “unchanging soul” goes away at the Sotapanna stage. Cultivation of anariya jhana is included in bhava tanha.

Kāma Tanhā, Bhava Tanhā, Vibhava Tanhā

P.S. Yes the second post in #1 in my first comment is: “Icchā (Cravings) Lead to Upādāna and to Eventual Suffering