what is the opposite of nibbidā?

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arunam
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what is the opposite of nibbidā?

Post by arunam » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:18 pm

is it nandi?
A path is made by walking on it

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Re: what is the opposite of nibbidā?

Post by Dhammanando » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:42 am

In the Paṭisambhidāmagga nibbidā is opposed to nandi, but elsewhere in the suttas it's more often opposed to "gratification", assāda.
Saṃyojana Sutta

“Bhikkhus, there are these two things. What two? Contemplation of gratification in things that can fetter (saṃyojaniyesu dhammesu assādānupassitā) and contemplation of disenchantment in things that can fetter (saṃyojaniyesu dhammesu nibbidānupassitā). One who dwells contemplating gratification in things that can fetter does not abandon lust, hatred, and delusion. Not having abandoned lust, hatred, and delusion, one is not freed from birth, from old age and death, from sorrow, lamentation, pain, dejection, and anguish; one is not freed from suffering, I say. One who dwells contemplating disenchantment in things that can fetter abandons lust, hatred, and delusion. Having abandoned lust, hatred, and delusion, one is freed from birth, from old age and death, from sorrow, lamentation, pain, dejection, and anguish; one is freed from suffering, I say. These, bhikkhus, are the two things.”
(AN. 2.6)
“Keep to your own pastures, bhikkhus, walk in the haunts where your fathers roamed.
If ye thus walk in them, Māra will find no lodgement, Māra will find no foothold.”
— Cakkavattisīhanāda Sutta

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Re: what is the opposite of nibbidā?

Post by arunam » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:16 am

Thank you Ajahn! :anjali:
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