The reality of doubt (Vicikiccha) is not the same as what we mean by doubt in conventional language. Vicikiccha is not doubt about someone's name or about the weather. Vicikiccha is doubt about realities, about mind and form (nāma-rūpa), about cause and result, about the Four Noble Truths, about the Dependent Origination.
Doubt or indecision is defined as being of two minds about the meaning of the Four Noble Truths; it functions as a basis for not becoming involved with wholesome activities.
Doubt is one of the Fourteen Unwholesome Mental Factors and one of the Five Hindrances.
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