Khanti; 7 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Patience; forbearance. One of the ten perfections (paramis).(Source): Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms

F Tolerance.

(Source): Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

'patience', forbearance', is one of the 10 perfections (pāramī).

(Source): Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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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).


khanti : (f.) patience; wish; forbearance.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Khanti, & Khantī f. (Sk. kṣānti) patience, forbearance, forgiveness. Def. at Dhs. 1341: khantī khamanatā adhivāsanatā acaṇḍikkaṃ anasuropo attamanatā cittassa. Most frequent combinations: with mettā (love) (see below); —titikkhā (forbearance): khantī paramaṃ tapo titikkhā nibbānaṃ paramaṃ vadanti Buddhā Dh. 184=D. II, 49=Vism. 295; khantiyā bhiyyo na vijjati, S. I, 226; cp. DhA. III, 237: titikkhā-saṅkhātā khantī;—avihiṃsā (tolerance): kh°, avihiṃsā, mettatā, anudayatā, S. V, 169; —akodhana (forbearing, gentle) VvA. 71; —soraccaṃ (docility, tractableness) D. III, 213= A. I, 94; also with maddava (gentleness) and s. as quality of a well-bred horse A. III, 248, cp. A. II, 113 and khantā; —sovaccassatā (kind speech) Sn. 266 (cp. KhA 148). See also cpds.—Khantī is one of the ten paramitās J. I, 22, 23: cp. A. III, 254, 255.—In other connections: khantiyā upasamena upeta S. I, 30; ativissuto Sdhp. 473; anulomikāya kh°iyā samannāgata (being of gentle and forbearing disposition) A. III, 437, 441; Ps. II, 236 sq.; Vbh. 340. See also A. III, 372; Sn. 189, 292, 897, 944. ‹-› In scholastic language frequent in combination diṭṭhi khanti ruci, in def. of idha (Vbh. 245), tattha (Nd2), diṭṭhi (Nd2), cp. Nd2 151 and Vbh. 325 sq.—akkhanti intolerance Vin. IV, 241 (=kopa); Vbh. 360 (in def as opp. of khanti Dhs. 1341. q. v. above), 378.

—bala (nt.) the force of forbearance; (adj.) one whose strength is patience: ... aduṭṭho yo titikkhati khantībalaṃ balānīkaṃ tam ahaṃ brūmi brāhmaṇaṃ Dh. 399=Sn. 623;— DhA. IV, 164; Ps. II, 171, 176; —mettā forbearing love, in phrase kh° —mettânuddayasampanna (adj.) one whose character is compassion and loving forbearance J. I, 151, 262; PvA. 66 (+yuttakāra); VvA. 71 (in expln of akodhana); —suñña (nt.) the void of khanti Ps. II, 183; —soracca (nt.) gentleness and forbearance S. I, 100, 222; A. II, 68; J. III, 487; DhA. I, 56; °e niviṭṭha “established in forbearance and meekness” A. III, 46=D. III, 61. (Page 232)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

khantī (खंती).—f See khanta, but esp. in the last sense, Inquietude &c. v dhara, ghē. Also, esp. in poetry, Anxious apprehension. Ex. rāmā maja tujhī vāṭē khantī || maja ṭākōniyā raghupati || dūra jāśīla niścitta ||.

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khantī (खंती).—a That pines or frets after; that is anxious or apprehensive about.

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khantī (खंती).—Properly khaṇatī &c.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

khantī (खंती).—f Anxious pining after. a That pines after.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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