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Saddha, Saddhindriya

Trust, Confidence, Faith


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The Seven Types of Individuals
[AN 5.38]
The Saddha Sutta, Bhikkhu Thanissaro, trans

Pali MO Hare Horner Punnaji Bodhi Nanamoli Rhys Davids (Mrs)Rhys Davids Thanissaro Walshe Woodward
Saddha, Saddhindriya (Grounded, well-reasoned) Faith, Trust Faith Faith Faith Faith Faith Conviction Faith


Pali Text Society
Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede


Saddha: 1. believing faithful D I.171; S I.43; II.159 sq.; A I.150; II.164, 227 sq.; III.3 sq., 34, 182; IV.38, 145, 314 sq.; V.10 sq., 124 sq.



Bhk. Thanissaro (Wings to Awakening, pp 140): "Now what, monks, is the faculty of conviction? There is the case where a monk, a noble disciple, has conviction, is convinced of the Tathāgata's Awakening: 'Indeed, the Blessed One is worthy and rightly self-awakened, consummate in knowledge and conduct, well-gone, an expert with regard to the world, unexcelled as a trainer for those people fit to be tamed, the Teacher of divine and human beings, awakened, blessed.'"
Hare (AN3.5.1.2) pp. 2: "Herein, monks, the Ariyan disciple has faith and believes in the enlightenment of the Tathāgata: Of a truth he is the Exalted One, arahant, fully enlightened, abounding in wisdom and right, the well-gone, the world-knowler, the incomparable tamer of tamable men, the techer of devas and men, the Buddha, the Exalted One."
MO: Here, friends, a beggar has faith, believing in the awakening of the Tathāgata:Thus is the Bhagava, Arahant, Consummately-Self-Awakened, perfected in vision and conduct, The Wellcome One, World-Knower, unsurpassable Dhamma-coach for man, teacher of gods and men, A Buddha, The Lucky Man.


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