84000 Glossary of Terms

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དད་པ། | Glossary of Terms

    དད་པ།

    dad pa

    śraddhā

  • Term
Publications: 6
Translation by Gregory Forgues
  • Faith
  • དད་པ།
  • dad pa
  • śraddhā
Translation by Gyurmé Avertin
  • Faith
  • དད་པ།
  • dad pa
  • śraddhā
Translation by Dr. Anne Burchardi · Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche · Dr. Ulrich Pagel
  • Faith
  • དད་པ།
  • dad pa
  • śraddhā

One of the factors of awakening. It is also included in the lists of the five spiritual faculties, the five strengths, and the seven riches.

Translation by Jens Braarvig
  • Faith
  • དད་པ།
  • dad pa
  • śraddhā

One of the five powers and five abilities.

Translation by Dr. Shenghai Li · Zhuo Siyu
  • Faith
  • དད་པ།
  • dad pa
  • śraddhā
Translation by Mattia Salvini
  • Faith
  • དད་པ།
  • dad pa
  • śraddhā

Here “faith” is not used so much in the sense of “religious faith,” but rather as when one says, “I have faith in you” or “I have faith in your good qualities.” It is often explained as “a good disposition of the mind” (cetasaḥ prasādaḥ) toward something and is occasionally divided into three types: faith as the conviction that something exists, faith as the conviction that something has good qualities, and faith as the conviction that something with good qualities can be obtained.