|Pali||MO||Hare||Horner||Punnaji||Bodhi||Nanamoli||Rhys Davids||(Mrs)Rhys Davids||Thanissaro||Walshe||Woodward|
|Chanda||Intent, Wishing, Wanting||desire-to-do||intention, desire||desire||desire, zeal||zeal, desire||Desire||Desire||Intention||desire|
Pali Text Society
Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede
Chanda: [cp. Vedic and Sk. chanda, and skandh to jump]. 1. impulse, excitement; intention, resolution, will; desire for, wish for, delight in... -- A. As virtue: ... striving after righteousness...- ardent desire, zeal... -- B. As vice: Its nearest analogue in this sense is raaga (lust), e. g. ch. raaga dosa pa.tigha D I.25... In this bad sense it is nearly the same as kaama...; kaamachanda: sensual desire...Kaaye chanda "delight in the body" M I.500...bhave ch. (pleasure in existence)...; lokasmi.m ch. (hankering after the world)...; methunasmi.m (sexual desire)...- Ch. in this quality is one of the roots of misery... -- (b) the emancipation from ch. as necessary for the attainment of Arahantship. -- vigata- (free from excitement) and a- S I.111; III.7, 107, 190; IV.387; A II.173 sq.; D III.238;... 2. (in the monastic law) consent, declaration of consent (to an official act: kamma) by an absentee Vin I.121, 122....
-samaadhi the (right) concentration of good effort, classed under the 4 iddhipaadaa with viriya-; citta- viima.msaa- D III.77; S V.268; A I.39...;