What is the exact difference between samatha and passadha?

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    Do you happen to have a quote of passadha illustrating its usage in context?
    – Andriy Volkov
    Jan 17, 2015 at 15:01
  • Passadha is the 5th of the 7 factors of enlightenment (bojjhanga). Ledi Sayadaw 'The Requisites of Enlightenment' p. 86: 'The process of becoming calm and tranquil in both body and mind when the mental distractions, reflections and thoughts abate, is called "passadhi sambojjhanga", the enlightenment factor "tranquillity". It is the mental factor (cetasika) of tranquillity of body and of mind (kaya-passadhi, citta-passadhi).' Jan 26, 2015 at 15:15
  • This article actually has some good information: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passaddhi May 29, 2015 at 17:23

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samatha is a term frequently used. No problem defining that.

Passadha is not easily defined by web search. It appears and Portuguese and greek.

here is a link referring to passadha referring to the eye center. http://www.dhammastudygroup.org/msg/125kd.txt

Perhaps there are other terms for passadha that are more widely used.

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