2006 年 55 巻 1 号 p. 366-363,1219
This paper, focused on the Theragatha and the Therigatha, aims to clarify the concept of faith in Early Buddhism. The terms saddha and pasada in Pali mean faith. Saddha is represented in the five faculties (indriyas), but pasada is not yet systematized. Therefore saddha became important earlier than pasada. Furthermore these terms were not used only for monks and nuns but also for lay people. In the case of the latter, we find that clergy indicated the importance of belief with emphasis on concrete benefit.