The conceit of self (mana in Pali) is said to be the last of the great obstacles to full awakening. Conceit is an ingenious creature, at times masquerading as humility, empathy, or virtue. Conceit manifests in the feelings of being better than, worse than, and equal to another. Within these three dimensions of conceit are held the whole tormented world of comparing, evaluating, and judging that afflicts our hearts.From Wordnetweb.
- Christina Feldman, "Long Journey to a Bow" (Fall 2008)
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Conceit. S: (n) amour propre, conceit, self-love, vanity (feelings of excessive pride)