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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 http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma2/becono2.html - which has an article written by the Ven. P. A. Payutto

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