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What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?

Here is an answer that is based on my study and meditation. It is not citing any official sources and trying to stay away from technical explanation in favor of real-life examples. -- What is the ...
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Is it correct that dependent origination will cease to exist if one doesn't have 12 nidanas?

will dependent origination cease to exist if one doesn't have 12 nidanas? Yes. In my understanding, dependant origination is just an extended understanding of "condition". For example, if I say "...
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The Nature of Viññāṇa as a Nidāna in the Cycle of Paṭiccasamuppāda

The nidanas are described in SN 12.2. Here vinnana is 6-fold sense-consciousness, which is the stock description in the suttas. https://suttacentral.net/sn12.2/en/bodhi
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What are the differences between the three types of becoming?

I think the passage you're asking about (in the Access to Insight translation of DN 15) is this: "'From becoming as a requisite condition comes birth.' Thus it has been said. And this is the way to ...
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How can an arahant still perceive without ignorance?

The 12 nidanas are not necessarily about things 'arising' or 'created' out of ignorance. Unskilful things are 'created' by ignorance, such as craving, attachment, becoming, (self-identity) birth &...
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How should a disciple of the Buddha with great samadhi verify that rebirth occurs after physical death?

Yes. This question is on the wrong track because Dependent Origination is only about the 12 conditions that result in suffering, i.e., sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief & despair. To quote: And ...
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Is it correct that dependent origination will cease to exist if one doesn't have 12 nidanas?

will dependent origination cease to exist if one doesn't have 12 nidanas? In Buddhism, what should be uprooted is Ignorance (Avidyā, Avijja) which is the first nidana in dependent origin. This ...
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Is it correct that dependent origination will cease to exist if one doesn't have 12 nidanas?

will dependent origination cease to exist if one doesn't have 12 nidanas? I think it's a description of how mental conditions originate -- for example, the origination of feelings depend on contact, ...
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What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?

After understanding this answer, you will realize there are a lot of sutta, which explaining 3 Taṇhā with 4 Upādāna. You can use this explanation in everywhere of Tipiṭaka, i.e. brahmajālasutta ...
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What are some of the sutra's related to the Twelve Links (Nidanas)?

The best survey of suttas on Twelve Nidanas that I have seen can be found in "The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism: A comparative study based on the Sutranga portion of the Pali Samyutta-Nikaya ...
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The Nature of Viññāṇa as a Nidāna in the Cycle of Paṭiccasamuppāda

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 ...
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What are some of the sutra's related to the Twelve Links (Nidanas)?

There's an entire samyutta on the Nidanas in the Connected Discourses: https://suttacentral.net/sn12
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Lokuttara Paṭicca-samuppāda and the Spiral Path

OP: why is the nidāna of jarā- maraṇa replaced by the more general term dukkha in the concept of lokuttara paṭicca-samuppāda? Suffering (stress) is a more general term while disease and death are ...
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Lokuttara Paṭicca-samuppāda and the Spiral Path

The Upanisā Sutta refers to suffering as the condition for faith because the Buddha has taught suffering experienced can be ended, for example, as follows from MN 38: He [the person discussed above],...
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Lokuttara Paṭicca-samuppāda and the Spiral Path

However, I am unable to make out how ‘Suffering’ forms the supporting condition for ’Faith’ to arise. Could this be clarified? People trust in paṭicca-samuppāda and the PaṭiccaSamuppāda-Blessed One ...
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Meditations on Paṭiccasamuppāda

Though the links in the chain of Dependent Origination are cyclical in nature, Avijjā is the one that can be said to be the root of deception and the primal cause of the infinite repetitions of the ...
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Meditations on Paṭiccasamuppāda

When confusion persists, it's good to review basics. An understanding of dependent origination requires an understanding of contact: DN34:1.2.8: What one thing should be completely understood? DN34:1....
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Is it correct that dependent origination will cease to exist if one doesn't have 12 nidanas?

There are five Niyamas subject to Mode of Conditioning applied for mental and physical. The way I understand When Buddha taught Dependent Origination he was talking about the arising of Dukkha hence ...
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If consciousness arises from mental formations is it correct to say that consciousness has a specific tone or opinions with it?

Good question. The way it was explained to me, the twelve nidanas are all "made" from each other, they are all made from the same "stuff". It's like when there is water, the wave on the water and the ...
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Does it make any sense to read the four noble truths parallel to the Buddhaghosa's 4 interpretations of the nidanas

Ven. Buddhaghosa himself has said in his book THE PATH OF PURIFICATION (VISUDDHIMAGGA) that 'one's own opinion is the weakest authority of all and should only be accepted if it accords with the Suttas'...
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How does extinction fit in the 12 links?

When you ponder, weigh, and compare the teachings of the Buddha, you have to base it on adopting the right attitude and asking the right questions about them. AN 2.25 points out that some of the ...
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How does extinction fit in the 12 links?

In Buddhism, there are many kinds of causation. See this link about the five 'niyama' or 'laws of causation' (physical, biological, mental, moral & dhamma/spiritual). The twelve links are the ...
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What are the differences between the three types of becoming?

I am trying to understand what the different forms of becoming are. This sutta does not explain how they are different. The different forms of 'becoming' are 'sensual', 'material' & 'immaterial' ...
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How can an arahant still perceive without ignorance?

Unlike an Arahant, who is a disciple 'perfected in training’, whenever we perceive something through the senses our consciousness decides to either take it negatively or positively. If the response is ...
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Is the principle of rebirth falsifiable?

In order to try and relate how the process of rebirth is falsifiable and therefore try and relate the concept to science, I will have to establish a number of ideas/theories before I can directly try ...
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Explain this Theravada Wheel of Life?

The third ring appears to be stating: (a) the five aggregates are 'passive' or 'neutral' (per the Khandha Sutta, which describes neutral/mere/pure aggregates versus defiled aggregates subjected to ...
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Explain this Theravada Wheel of Life?

It's not to be looked at ring by ring but slice by slice so that the components in the inner rings can be combined with those in the outer to complete the picture. According to the Pali exegetical ...
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