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Consciousness aggregate is citta (viññāṇakkhandho cittaṁ). Yes. Three aggregates (feeling, perception and mental formations) are conjoined with citta (tayo khandhā cittasaṁsaṭṭhā). No. Cittasaṁsaṭṭhā means arising together because it is described in the same canon "idaṃ sukhaṃ imāya pītiyā sahagataṃ hoti sahajātaṃ saṃsaṭṭhaṃ sampayuttaṃ". "...


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Not to miss the forest for the trees: the sequence is saying that the natural (VERY longterm over many lifetimes perhaps) arc is toward freedom. Eventually we recognize 5, that we are focusing on that; it isn’t just happening from the environment. Then 6, that mindfulness chooses what we focus on. Then 7, 8, 9, 10.


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NibbanaDhamma for the noble one is only for the noble one, even the Abhidhamma students also can't understand Rooted Sutta if they are never enlighten. This Sutta can't be gotten by reading exactly. The origin of this sutta told us that the Buddha try to help the other sects to see their conceit, pride, by letting them listen to what they never heard and ...


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First of all, when it is said eg 'All dhamma have feeling as their meeting place', if we assert that the meaning of 'dhamma' there is the same as 'aggregates' as comy pins it , we have to be very careful not to become confused because feeling is an aggregate and we can't say 'all feelings have feeling as their meeting place'. As i see it, it should be read ...


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Time in DN 16, MahaParinibbanaSutta, is already clear for the Sutta Pali memorizer, but it's hard for the reader because it's too long for skipping reading. Memorizing with the memorized & enlightened monk is the way to study tipitaka faster&easier really really. In DN 16... Ven.Sariputta's Lion's Roar (no. 16) comes first story, then the Buddha ...


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Having been in real floods, one might simply read AN2.1: Crossing the flood of the senses (i.e., sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touches, and thoughts) is just like crossing a real flood. It requires careful attention and more. If we stand still, we never get anywhere and may just perish there, overwhelmed in despair. If we are lucky the flood soon subsides. ...


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This is analogical to the two extremes of self-mortification and indulgence in sensual pleasures. One should make oneself comfortable but not too comfortable, not losing the sight of the essential one avoids becoming obsessed with worldly baits whilst also being compassionate to himself in allowing the necessary comforts if these can be obtained without ...


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Perhaps this quote from Thanissaro Bhikku regarding stream entry can shed some light on your question. Basically, stream entry happens when you've got the mind as quiet as possible that you can through your concentration practice, and you start asking the question, "Is there still some stress here?" And you look for it. And this is one of the ...


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This is an inaccuracy in the translation of Ven. Sujato. Let's compare it against the translation of Ven. Anandajoti on this page: Sutte osāretabbāni Vinaye sandassetabbāni. they should be laid alongside the Discourses, they should be compared with the Discipline. Here the latter translates "Vinaya" as "Discipline". The former ...


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I suspect that "text" there is an artefact of the translation-into-English -- it says "texts" and you think "written". A simpler and more common translation is just, "found in the suttas and the vinaya". You can use the "views" icon on the page menu to enable side-by-side display of the Pali. Instead, you ...


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