Khanti & Khantī
f. patience, forbearance, forgiveness. Def. at Dhs.1341: khantī khamanatā adhivāsanatā acaṇḍikkaṃ anasuropo attamanatā cittassa Most frequent combinations: with mettā (love (see below); -titikkhā (forbearance): khantī paramaṃ tapo titikkhā nibbānaṃ paramaṃ vadanti Buddhā Dhp.184 = DN.ii.49 = Vism.295; khantiyā bhiyyo na vijjati, SN.i.226; cp. Dhp-a.iii.237: titikkhā-sankhātā khantī; -avihiṃsā (tolerance): kh˚, avihiṃsā, mettatā anudayatā, SN.v.169; -akodhana (forbearing, gentle Vv-a.71; -soraccaṃ (docility, tractableness) DN.iii.213; AN.i.94; also with maddava (gentleness) and s. as quality of a well-bred horse AN.iii.248, cp. AN.ii.113 and khantā -sovaccassatā (kind speech) Snp.266 (cp. Kp-a.148). See also cpds
■ Khantī is one of the ten paramitās Ja.i.22 Ja.i.23: cp. AN.iii.254, AN.iii.255
■ In other connections: khantiyā upasamena upeta SN.i.30; ativissuto Sdhp.473 anulomikāya kh˚iyā samannāgata (being of gentle and forbearing disposition) AN.iii.437, AN.iii.441; Pts.ii.236 sq. Vb.340. See also AN.iii.372; Snp.189, Snp.292, Snp.897, Snp.944. In scholastic language frequent in combination diṭṭhi khanti ruci, in def. of idha (Vb.245), tattha (Cnd) diṭṭhi (Cnd), cp. Cnd.151 and Vb.325 sq
■ akkhanti intolerance Vin.iv.241 (= kopa); Vb.360 (in def as opp. of khanti Dhs.1341. q.v. above), Dhs.378.
-bala (nt.) the force of forbearance; (adj.) one whose strength is patience:… aduṭṭho yo titikkhati khantībalaṃ balānīkaṃ tam ahaṃ brūmi brāhmaṇaṃ Dhp.399 = Snp.623
■ Dhp-a.iv.164; Pts.ii.171, Pts.ii.176 -mettā forbearing love, in phrase kh˚-mettânuddayasampanna (adj.) one whose character is compassion and loving forbearance Ja.i.151, Ja.i.262; Pv-a.66 (+ yuttakāra) Vv-a.71 (in expln of akodhana); -suñña (nt.) the void of khanti Pts.ii.183; -soracca (nt.) gentleness and forbearance SN.i.100, SN.i.222; AN.ii.68; Ja.iii.487; Dhp-a.i.56 ˚e niviṭṭha “established in forbearance and meekness” AN.iii.46 = DN.iii.61.