Reply To: “Upadana” for Dhamma — Waharaka Thero sermon


Yes. Chanda Iddhipada can be taken as “upadana” for Nibbana.

  • However, kāmacchanda is connected to craving. Kāmacchanda comes from kāma + iccha + anda, or “being blinded by sense attractions.” Here, “icchā” is liking, and “anda” is blind.

“My mind has been strongly conditioned to link tanha and upadana to Akusala-Mula PS. We now learn that they are neutral words, but it will take time to shake that off.”

  • Yes. That is true for many. That is why it is good to connect to “pada nirutti,” I explained above.