Thursday, July 21, 2022

🔗📝 collection of notes on 'pasāda, pasanna' (confidence, serene, settling, bright, ...)



 

AN 5.162 meaning of pasāda - I don't think it means 'confident' here


pasāda: what does it mean in the second jhāna formula? serenity, confidence/faith, or purity?


References

The entry for Pasada in the Illustrated Glossary of Pali Terms has "limpid" as an option, which might align with your use of "pure". Though serene seems like a reasonable option too.


Thanissaro article comparing saṁvega and pasāda.

He says pasāda is a complex emotion encompassing many meanings, including 'confidence' that the Buddha's teaching on the Deathless works. 

https://www.dhammatalks.org/books/NobleStrategy/Section0004.html

Thanissaro said elsewhere:

Pasanno/pasāda is one of those Pali words that has a range of meaning that can’t be captured in a single English word.
Pasanno is used to describe water that’s clear and bright. Applied to the mind, it means not only clear and bright, but also, in some contexts, confident.



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