Non ill will in pali

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Non ill will in pali

Post by befriend » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:46 pm

Is the translation of non ill will metta? Is harmlessness in Pali mean karuna?
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Re: Non ill will in pali

Post by Nicolas » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:49 pm

non-ill-will = abyāpāda
harmlessness = avihiṃsā

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Re: Non ill will in pali

Post by Dhammanando » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:23 am

befriend wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:46 pm
Is the translation of non ill will metta? Is harmlessness in Pali mean karuna?
I would say definition rather than translation. That is, in the Abhidhamma's treatment of the second factor of the Eightfold Path, thoughts of non-ill-will (abyāpāda-vitakkā) are equated with thoughts of mettā, and thoughts of non-harming (avihimsā-vitakkā) are equated with thoughts of karuṇā.
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Re: Non ill will in pali

Post by paul » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:25 am

The Buddhist dictionary states that as well as avyapada, adosa is also a synonym for metta.

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