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In your question you say, "it is not possible to separate them or delineate them or disjoin them." But Ven. Thanissaro's translation says: "It is not possible, having separated them one from another, to delineate the difference among them." So the first point of contention is: is it possible to separate them [feeling, perception, ...


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Very good question, which i imagine i will post more about at a later time. Firstly, about the translations, I suspect the translations of "paññāpeti" as "delineate", "describe" or "declare" may possibly be questionable. "Paññāpana" (from "paññāpeti") is found in SN 22.82 and taken by Bhikkhu Bodhi ...


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I think that's true of other teachings too. The links of Dependent Origination are pretty clearly interdependent and happen pretty much simultaneously. Karma isn't as linear and simple as it seems either (for example the current situation and state of mind plays a role in what results appear). And so on. But I think the teachings are very useful just the way ...


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