badahan

badahan (bä·dä·hän),

n in Tibetan medicine, compassion (one of the three functions of the mind), which is the state of being in which an individual is at peace with himself or herself. It is a feeling of being devoid of attachment, anger, pride, and jealousy. According to the philosophy of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism, it is only from this state of complete openness and peace that one is able to experience fully the suffering of others and to work toward alleviating it. The embodiment of this feeling or state that is conducive to one's health is acknowledged as the high level of vitality or “living warmth.” See also chi and schara.