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Does AN 3.47 refer to only single standalone sankhara?

All conditioned phenomena are a result of conditional combination, and all the constituents are still made up of combination and so on. The law of impermanence of all conditional phenomena applies at ...
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Is there a real contradiction between AN 3.47 and SN 15.9?

A circle has no beginning, but we can by convention start at 0 degrees as a beginning and end at 360 degrees, ready for a new cycle. Transmigration is cyclic. But we can let go of chasing the cycles. ...
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Does AN 3.47 refer to only single standalone sankhara?

To be honest, I don't think there are any standalone sankhara. The Theravada Abhidhamma does list out fundamental elements, upon which other composite elements are made of. The four great elements (...
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Does AN 3.47 refer to only single standalone sankhara?

Yes, I suppose a being is indeed capable of arising, ceasing, and changing, but that's valid within a certain context. If one has realized a more decoupled existence, then it wouldn't make sense to ...
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Is there a real contradiction between AN 3.47 and SN 15.9?

This is an apparent contradiction. All conditioned phenomena are impermanent. All conditions are also conditioned phenomena. Therefore as conditions themselves are conditioned phenomena , we say a ...
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Is there a real contradiction between AN 3.47 and SN 15.9?

On the one hand, the Buddha said quite unambiguously that conditioned phenomena have a beginning, middle and an end, but on the other hand the Buddha said that "transmigration" or "...
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Is there a real contradiction between AN 3.47 and SN 15.9?

The Finke River in central Australia is said to be the oldest river in the world. It is 750km long and 350-400 million years old. It's kind of similar to the river of samsara in Buddhism, whose river ...
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Is there a real contradiction between AN 3.47 and SN 15.9?

Do you agree this is a contradiction? First, when I read a sutta I look for meaning -- perhaps I assume it has a meaning -- and a context and a purpose. IMO each of these suttas is saying something ...
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