Shraddhendriya, aka: Śraddhendriya, Shraddha-indriya; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Shraddhendriya means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.

The Sanskrit term Śraddhendriya can be transliterated into English as Sraddhendriya or Shraddhendriya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Śraddhendriya (श्रद्धेन्द्रिय) refers to the “faculty of faith” and represents one of the five faculties (pañcendriya) forming part of the thirty-seven auxiliaries to enlightenment (bodhipākṣika), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XXXI.—Accordingly, “the true nature (bhūtalakṣaṇa) of dharmas is very profound (atigambhīra) and difficult to probe (durvigāhya), but by means of the faculty of faith (śraddhendriya), he believes in it: this is called the ‘faculty of faith’ (śraddhendriya)”.

Also, “believing in the Path (mārga) and in the good dharmas adjuvant to the Path is the faculty of faith (śraddhendriya)”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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context information

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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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Śraddhendriya (श्रद्धेन्द्रिय) or simply Śraddhā refers to the “faculty of faith” and represents one of the “five faculties” (pañcendriya) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 47), itself forming part of the “thirty-seven things on the side of awakening” (bodhipākṣika-dharma). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., śraddhā-indriya). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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