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Synonyms for defile

Synonyms for defile

to make physically impure

to make morally impure

to spoil or mar the sanctity of

to deprive of virginity

Synonyms for defile

a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)


place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air

spot, stain, or pollute

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The simultaneous, dual activities of (1) ridding the mind of defilements while (2) cultivating and developing the Four Sublime States contributes to the end of suffering.
The second category is taken to include instances of apparently non-physical bathing (such as cleansing by God), references to "moral" or other types of defilement, as well as allegorical explanations of ritual bathing such as those put forth by Philo (pp.
This is neither the time nor place to defend the distinction between ritual and moral defilement, though for the record I stand by my work, and wish besides that Lawrence had given some credit to other scholars (such as David Z.
The technique that the Buddha suggested was really unique, it is not to keep the water constantly pure by suppressing the defilements, instead the Buddhist technique was to overcome the clinging that the jar was there from the very beginning.
The clinging to the jar is the clinging to the self, defilement cannot fall on anything because there is no jar, no water.
Police in Lamu have raised concerns over increased cases of child defilements and early pregnancies in Hindi and Kiunga in recent days.County Police Commander Muchangi Kioi noted that many cases of early pregnancies and child defilement are reported to his office, particularly from the two divisions since the beginning of the year.
She should be content with what he has and try to reduce his defilements. She should have, little desire for material possessions or followers.
RESCUE CENTREMrs Haji urged both the county and national governments to reconsider setting up a rescue centre for young girls who are victims of gender-based violence and those who risk undergoing the same.She said that among the leading causes of child defilements in Hindi is the consumption of illicit brews like mnazi and mkoma.