outflows ［漏］ ( āsrava; ro): An equivalent term for earthly desires. “Outflows” refers to that which flows out from the six sense organs; i.e., earthly desires, illusions, or defilements. To become free of outflows means liberation from earthly desires, illusions, or defilements. In Buddhist scriptures, the presence of or freedom from outflows describes various related yet contrasting qualities or states. For example, there are wisdom that retains outflows and wisdom that is free of outflows, meditation accompanied by outflows and meditation without outflows, and a body with outflows and a body without outflows.