I have come across the concept of Drithi in the Bhagavad Gita. A commentator described it and that which upholds consciousness. Is there a similar word or concept in the Pali Canon?
is it Dhṛti or Dhriti? There are similar strength of the mind in pali but not the same as this one. And the concept of container for consciousness is not in Theravada.
Thanks I’m not sure about the correct spelling. I’m not sure if that’s related to a container of consciousness It’s more like steadfastness and resoluteness as far as I understood. It’s not a quality found in Samma Sankappa I don’t think but I was wondering whether there is a similar concept in the Canon.
Yes, this is the word, carries the meaning like ‘fortitude’ and ‘determination’. We don’t have such word in pali as far as I know. I used to put such meaning under viriya, one of the five strengths of the mind that lead to nibbana. If we look at the Yogasutta, it’s not there also, but it is in Śāṇḍilya Upanishad.
The Pali analog of the Sanskrit dhṛti is dhiti, related to the verb dharati.
PED defines it as, “energy, courage, steadfastness, firm character, resolution”
We can find it in Saṃyutta Nikāya 4.23, Godhikasutta.
Yo dhīro dhitisampanno
“That steadfast man was resolute” (Ven. Bodhi trans.)