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Tilakkhana is Pali for "three lakṣaṇa". "Lakshana" means indication, symptom, attribute, feature, omen, that by which a thing is recognized. Anicca, dukkha, anatta are the three aspects of all dharmas or all phenomena. Dharmas have many different attributes or qualities, but these three are the subset of qualities that helps us let go of our simplified ...


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In Ubon Ratchatani Luang Por Char talked about (translating from Isaan language) how "everything is teaching us." Also, working with people was developing strength in him, he said.


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I wonder if the difference has something to do with the permanent destruction (through vipassana bhavana) vs. the temporary destruction (through samatha bhavana) of the kilesas? Per the Pali dictionary, CetoVimutti and PannaVimutti carry different meanings depending on context (restricted sense versus highest sense). In the highest sense, both are on the ...


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I wonder if the difference has something to do with the permanent destruction (through vipassana bhavana) vs. the temporary destruction (through samatha bhavana) of the kilesas? Having only performed a very brief search of the suttas, I follow my intuition and disagree with the question above. It appears the terms 'cetovimuttiṃ' & 'paññāvimutti' are ...


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The once returner just destroys the 3 fetters and reduce lusts Again, Sāriputta, consider the person who is accomplished in the precepts, but not in concentration, nor in wisdom — by destroying the three fetters and reducing lust, hatred and delusion, he becomes a Once-returner, who returns to this world again once only and makes an end of ill. ...


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It seems to me, 'patinissagga' means gradual and progressive letting go (or giving up), while 'vossagga' simply means letting go, without emphasizing the progression. Pati or prati looks like the same prefix as in 'pratipada' and 'pratityasamutpada'. In my research, prati implies that something happens in multiple stages as opposed to all at once. So I ...


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While not always, paṭinissagga is often used for more lofty situations, such as connected to Nibbana (in SN 56.11; AN 3.32 & MN 118). Vossagga appears always used in less lofty situations and appears more 'personal'. vo enclitic from tumha to you; of you; by you Each use of each word in the suttas should be examined; as for the etymology ...


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Your example could be a case of conceit (mana), and is one of the ten fetters. From Samyutta Nikaya, Sona sutta: When any ascetics and brahmins, on the basis of feeling … on the basis of perception … on the basis of volitional formations … on the basis of consciousness—which is impermanent, suffering, and subject to change—regard themselves thus: ‘I am ...


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