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When there are multiple causes it is difficult to say what causes what... however we can say what are the dependent things needed to make the outcome realize. For example in order to generate fire we must have fuel , we must have spark of fire .... fuel and spark both are necessary ... fuel and spark can be described as causes for fire... but a better word ...


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The Pali word for 'cause' is 'hetu', which means direct cause, such as oxygen & hydrogen are the cause of water. An example of the use of 'hetu' is SN 22.82, which says the four elements of earth, wind, fire & water are the cause of the physical body aggregate: The four great elements, bhikkhu, are the cause and condition for the manifestation of ...


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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 cycle. Also, it is present in each and every link all the time. Correct. Every link includes ignorance within it. For example, the consciousness link does not ...


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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? DN34:1.2.9: Contact, which is accompanied by defilements and is prone to being grasped. You may be interested in DN1, which describes all the tangles involved in ...


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When i think about vipassana it is usually the Goenka meditation practices or a variant of anapanasati or kayagatasati kind of meditation. That which is spoken of as DO, it is something to be seen with intellect and more. I have no experience with Goenka but meditating on the body & bodily things is entirely good & well. It opens up the jhana which ...


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Accroding Abhidhamma, we have 5 Feelings. 1.Painful (concern with body) 2.Joyful( concern with mind) 3. Pleaure (concern with body) 4. Hatred (concern with mind) 5. Neutral (concern with mind) Normally, When we feel painful we don"t like(unhappy) so that appear immoral consciousness Domanassa( Hatred). If we feel Joyful we are happy and we want more &...


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