firm conviction

According to Asanga, the mental factor that focuses on a fact that one has validly ascertained to be true and which makes one's belief in its validity unshakable.

(1) According to Asanga, the mental factor (subsidiary awareness) that focuses on a fact that one has validly ascertained to be like this and not like that, and which makes one's belief that a fact is true so firm that others' arguments or opinions will not dissuade one. (2) According to Vasubandhu, the term means "regard": the mental factor that takes its object to have some level of good qualities – on the spectrum from no good qualities to all good qualities – and may be either accurate or distorted.

Tibetan: mos-pa

J Hopkins: belief.


Other languages

Italiano: ferma convinzione
Русский: твёрдая убеждённость

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