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List : Sixes

Updated : June 14, 2019

Six Nivarnas (Six Hindrances)

1. Kammacchanda : sense-desire

2. Vyapada : ill-will

3. Thina-middha : sloth and torpor

4. Udhhacca-kukkucca : restlessness and brooding or worry

5. Vicikiccha : skeptical doubt or perplexity

6. Avijja : ignorance

Six Kinds of Craving

1. rupa tanha : craving for visible objects

2. sadda tanya : craving for sounds

3. gandha tanya : craving for smells or odors

4. rasa tanya : craving for tastes

5. photthabha tanha : craving for bodily impressions

6. dhmaa tanha : craving for mental impressions

Six Hetus (Six Roots)

(a) Three Immoral Roots (Akusala)

1. Loba : greed, attachment, avarice

2. Dosa : Ill-will, hanger, hatred

3. Moha : Ignorance, delusion

(b) Three Moral Roots (Kusala)

4. Alobha : non-attachment, charity

5. Adosa : good-will, loving kindness

6. Amoha : wisdom

Six Caritas (Six Types of Nature)

1. Raga carita : greedy natured

2. Dosa carita : hate natured

3. Moha carita : stupid, dull natured

4. Saddha carita : faithful natured (confidence in the Triple Gem)

5. Buddha carita : intelligent natured (rely on reason)

6. Vitakka carita : ruminating natured (“think” but do not accomplish much)

Other lists of sixes

  • Six Buddhist Councils (Synods)
  • Six Deva Planes

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