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chanda


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(Skt.; Pāli; desire, intention, motivation). A psychological faculty that motivates action. Depending on its object, chanda can be good, bad, or neutral (Pāli, dhamma-chanda, kāmacchanda, kattu-kamyatā), unlike craving (tṛṣṇā), which is invariably bad.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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