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by late Ven. Nyanalokita Thera:
➥ vicikicchā: 'sceptical doubt', is one of the 5 mental hindrances (see nīvaraṇa) and one of the 3 fetters (see saṅyojana), which disappear for ever at Stream-entry, the first stage of holiness (see ariya-puggala). As a fetter, it refers to sceptical doubt about the Master (the Buddha), the Teaching, the Saṅgha, and the training; about things past and future, and conditionality (Dhammasaṅgaṇi 1004; cf. AN 10.71). It also applies to uncertainty whether things are wholesome or not, to be practised or not, of high or low value, etc. According to Visuddhi Magga XIV, 177, vicikicchā is the lack of desire to think (things out i.e. to come to a conclusion; vigata-cikicchā, desiderative to √ cit, to think); it has the nature of wavering, and its manifestation is indecision and a divided attitude; its proximate cause is unwise attention to matters of doubt. It is associated with one of the 2 classes of unwholesome consciousness rooted in delusion (Table I, No. 32). - See also kaṅkhā.
by the Pali Text Society:
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by Ven. Thanissaro Maha Thera:
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