Faith

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Faith (Skt. śraddhā; Tib. dépa; Wyl. dad pa) —

  1. the gateway to taking refuge, which is of three kinds: vivid faith, eager faith and confident faith.[1]
  2. the third antidote for laziness in the practice of meditation. See the eight antidotes.
  3. one of the eleven virtuous states among the fifty-one mental states of Abhidharma classifications.

Alternative Translations

  • confidence

Notes

  1. See Patrul Rinpoche, The Words of My Perfect Teacher (Boston: Shambhala, Revised edition, 1998), pages 171-176, for more details.