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obscurations to knowledge

jneyavarana (Skt); she drib (Tib); shes sgrib (Wyl)

One of the two obscurations, the more subtle ones that block enlightenment; also known as subtle obscurations, obscurations to enlightenment and cognitive obscurations (Berzin’s translation). See also disturbing-thought obscurations and two obscurations.