In Hinduism, Chanda was a monster in the service of Sumbha and Nisumbha that Chamunda Devi killed. It is also a popular name in the Hindu community. It means "the moon", similar to Chandra.

In Pāli texts, Chanda is a sincere wish, wholesome desire or zeal – a mental factor that does not involve unwholesome greed lobha, Kama, and Tanha .

"Chandavato kim nāma kammam na sijjhati?"

Who has a serious wish to do, everything is possible.

For more information on Chanda (Buddhism) and its comparison with Tanha, visit - which has an article written by the Ven. P. A. Payutto

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  • chanda — (de or. quechua; Col.) f. Sarna. * * * chanda. (De or. quechua). f. Col. sarna (ǁ afección cutánea) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Chanda — Chanda, 1) District in der britisch vorderindischen Provinz Gundwana, erstre, kt sich an 80 geographische Meilen von S. gegen N. u. in die Breite an 60 geographische Meilen; zum Theil gebirgig u. waldig, aber auch fruchtbar, so daß Baumwolle… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Chanda — Chanda, Chandra indischer Name, Bedeutung: Mond. Namensträgerin: Chandra Shekhar, indische Politikerin …   Deutsch namen

  • chanda — (De or. quechua). f. Col. sarna (ǁ afección cutánea) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • chanda — {{#}}{{LM SynC43190}}{{〓}} {{\}}SINÓNIMOS Y ANTÓNIMOS:{{/}} {{[}}chanda{{]}} {{《}}▍ s.f.{{》}} {{※}}esp. mer.{{¤}} = sarna …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • Chanda — čandos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis atitikmenys: lot. Chanda angl. glass perches rus. чанды ryšiai: platesnis terminas – stikliniai ešeriai siauresnis terminas – australinė čanda siauresnis terminas – dryžoji čanda …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Chanda — geographical name see Chandrapur …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chanda — 1) desagradable 2) muy malo 3) de mala calidad 4) sarna 5) perro de mala especie. canchoso …   Colombianismos

  • chanda — छन्द …   Indonesian dictionary

  • chānda — छान्द …   Indonesian dictionary

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