Kamacchanda, aka: Kama-chanda, Kāmacchanda; 5 Definition(s)
Kamacchanda means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Alternative spellings of this word include Kamachchhanda.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
M/N (Desire for sensuous pleasures).Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
'sensuous desire', s. nīvarana, chanda.Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
sensuous desire; When we are attached to pleasant sights and sounds, to people or to particular places, there is the hindrance of sensuous desire. At the moment of attachment we do not realize that it obstructs the arising of kusala citta, but we should know that at such a moment there cannot be generosity or loving kindness.
One of the six Kamacchandas;Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Kāmacchanda (कामच्छन्द, “envy”) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVIII). Accordingly, “the person who is prey to envy (kāmacchanda) strays far from the Path. Why? Because envy is the basis for all sorts of worries and chaos. If the mind is attached to envy, there is no way to approach the Path”.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
kāmacchanda : (m.) attachment to sensual pleasure.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
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Vipassana Meditation (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
Part 4 - Mindfulness Of Dhamma < [Chapter 4 - The Four Foundations Of Mindfulness]
Part 1 - Purification Of Moral Conduct < [Chapter 5 - The Seven Stages Of Purification]
The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Section B.1 - Removing envy < [Part 2 - Means of acquiring meditation]
2. First dhyāna < [Part 3 - Definition of the various dhyānas and samāpattis]
V. The concept of revulsion toward food (āhāre pratikūla-saṃjñā) < [Chapter XXXVII - The Ten Concepts]
Buddhist Monastic Discipline (by Jotiya Dhirasekera)
Practicing Insight on Your Own (by Acharn Thawee Baladhammo)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 9 - What are the Factors that oppose the Pāramīs? < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Biography (28): Kumāra Kassapa Mahāthera < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]