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Hi Sangha, until recently I was of the mind that "shame" had no place in Buddhism. But as I was perusing the list of "51 Mental Formations" found on the Plum Village website, I found that 2 of the "Wholesome" formations are: "inner shame" and "shame before others." And 2 of the "unwholesome" ones are the "lack of inner shame" and "lack of shame before others."
Anyone know if this "shame" is what we ordinarily understand it to be? Namely, "a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior."
By the way, I have no idea where this list of 51 Mental Formations comes from originally, it just appears on the website without any real explanation. Hmm