Kamacchanda, aka: Kama-chanda, Kāmacchanda, Kamachanda, Kāmachanda; 6 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Kamachchhanda.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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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
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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).

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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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
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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kāmacchanda : (m.) attachment to sensual pleasure.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Kāmacchanda (कामच्छन्द).—m. (= Pali id.), desire for lusts, one of the 5 nīvaraṇa, q.v. (as in Pali): Mvy 2218.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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