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Which word is more suitable for describing reality?

Reality is a word that has two opposite meanings: Sentient being's subjective reality, known in the modern semiotic science as "Umwelt", is the world a sentient being finds itself in: a ...
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Who is responsible for making sankharas impermanent?

I think the doctrine is that a person could assume there is such a thing as "me" -- but that, if they do then that's not a useful/helpful theory, it's misleading. Instead we're encouraged to ...
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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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Who is responsible for making sankharas impermanent?

It's simply a universal law. No one designed it that way. “Monks, whether Tathāgatas arise or not, this aspect of the world remains the same – this stable truth, this fixed truth: All conditional ...
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Who is responsible for making sankharas impermanent?

Sankhara is a compounded phenomenon. That is, it is a phenomenon which is composed of other things. It is a phenomenon which arises based on causes and conditions. It is not a thing- it is an ...
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Which word is more suitable for describing reality?

Reality is called "the world". Whatever in the world through which you perceive the world and conceive the world is called the world in the training of the Noble One. And through what in ...
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what is the right relationship of asrava and ignorance?

To me, asava/asrava is a name of a fermented alcoholic drink popular in the Buddha times. He uses it metaphorically to indicate intoxicants sustaining the drunken mind of samsara. There are three ...
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Do you agree with ChatGPT’s answer to question: Is vedana a Sankhara?

This is one good demonstration of how poisonous ChatGPT is. In one scheme, it is just one of the skandhas, but in another scheme everything dependently arises from it, and in another scheme everything ...
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Which word is more suitable for describing reality?

The English word "reality" is ambiguous or has a broad set of meanings. To me its primary or basic use is to refer is to refer to the universe of tangible or thing-like objects -- and as ...
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Do you agree with ChatGPT’s answer to question: Is vedana a Sankhara?

Vedanā is described as a cittasankhāra - one of the three types of saṅkhāra - in MN 44. So no I don't agree with its answer. Regardless of the accuracy of the information it gives about the aggregates,...
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Is Nibbana an asankhara?

Thanissaro Bhikkhu The Image of Nirvana We all know what happens when a fire goes out. The flames die down and the fire is gone for good. So when we first learn that the name for the goal of Buddhist ...
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What is the proper translation of 'sabbe saṅkhārā aniccā'?

In the three marks of existence, sankhara refers to conditional things or conditional phenomena, specifically the five aggregates, while dhamma refers to all phenomena. The term dhamma includes ...
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What is the proper translation of 'sabbe saṅkhārā aniccā'?

Sankhara means compounded phenomena (combination of phenomena). “Sabbe Sankhara Anicca” means all combinations of phenomena are impermanent. Impermanent means combinations arise , change and vanish ...
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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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Which word is more suitable for describing reality?

There is nothing called reality in buddha-dharma. Or at max you can say sunnata is reality. Everything is perceived. and perception is dependent on past experience or sankhara.A perception of one ...
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Which word is more suitable for describing reality?

The arising and vanishing trillion times per second of five aggregates are called dogs, cats, elephants, lions, pigs, snakes, humans, gods, maras, hell, heaven, etc. Anybody could say "Alexander ...
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Stiffness in body during vipassana

In view of the symptoms described, I am sharing a technique in breath meditation that might be helpful. Please use the comment section if you have any queries. After you are positioned comfortably (...
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