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Please don't assume this to be a linear progression. “Now we understand the Venerable Sāriputta’s statement thus: ‘Name-and-form, friend Koṭṭhita, is not created by oneself … but rather, with consciousness as condition, name-and-form comes to be.’ Now we also understand the Venerable Sāriputta’s other statement thus: ‘Consciousness, friend Koṭṭhita, is not ...


avijja is a mental element, has to do with that which is called mind, consciousness or intellect. that which is called mind, consciousness or intellect arises as one thing and ceases as another and is implicated in contact. when on has contact come into play, it isn't something that is thought to persist as the consciousness that is in the meeting of the ...


In the formula of dependent origination, every nidana that comes after, depends on the one that comes before, as the condition for arising. When the nidana before ceases, the nidana after ceases too. The standard formula is given in SN 12.1. The definition of every nidana is given in SN 12.2. The six types of of consciousness are related to the six sense ...


Consciousness here refers to the six senses consciousnesses. Your confusion occurs because your mind wants to view paticcasamuppada within a linear trajectory. It is more accurately described as a mass, hence the various relevant suttas closing with... "Such is the arising/origination of this entire mass of suffering.”


I will try to explain how one should understand this “Monks, there are these three topics for discussion. Which three? “One may talk about the past, saying, ‘Thus it was in the past.’ One may talk about the future, saying, ‘Thus it will be in the future.’ Or one may talk about now in the present, saying, ‘Thus it is now in the present.’ “Bhikkhus, there ...


The nidanas are described in SN 12.2. Here vinnana is 6-fold sense-consciousness, which is the stock description in the suttas.


samskaras reside in the bhavanga after someones death that momentary continuum once again gives rise to a freshly ripened samskara and so a new coarse mind emerges in a corresponding configuration eg. a human mind


From the dictionary entry on "hasituppāda-citta": hasituppāda-citta:This term is used in Abh.S.for the citta ,Tab.I,72.This type of consciousness (the Buddha's smile) is often implied in the suttas. hasituppāda-citta:lit.'consciousness producing mirth' (smile),is found in the Abhidhammatthasaṅgaha as a name for the joyful mind-consciousness ...


I am not familiar with this pali term but i think the english expression there can be substantiated. Skillful states are skillful because they are without greed, anger & delusion. "Monks, there are these three roots of what is unskillful. Which three? Greed is a root of what is unskillful, aversion is a root of what is unskillful, delusion is a ...

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