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There's the Right View with effluents or taints, according to MN 117 and it's also related to the theme of reflection in AN 5.57, where one should reflect that he or she is the owner and heir of their karma. So, to think of yourself as a person, with parents, with this world and the next world, and would be experiencing the results of your karma, and would ...


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What ever thoughts based on wrong view leads downwardly and even if one had lead a generous and virtuoso life, if wrong view at death, evil thoughts based on it, one wouldn't meet much pleasing next. Yet right view, here lead upwardly, even if spend a not so good life, good hpuseholder. And if even right view, of which is a path factor (eg. Noble truth), ...


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In a prior life, Venerable Mahāmoggallāna was known as Dūsī. Dūsī was prone to negative thoughts. And those negative thoughts led to negative speech: MN50:12.4: “Come, all of you, abuse, attack, harass, and trouble the ethical mendicants of good character. And those negative thoughts pursued further led to negative action: MN50:21.1: Then Māra Dūsī took ...


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There is a cyclic dependency between ignorance and defilements (also called taints or fermentation). Ignorance originates from defilement. Ignorance ceases when defilement ceases. Āsavasamudayā avijjāsamudayo, āsavanirodhā avijjānirodho Defilement originates from ignorance. Defilement ceases when ignorance ceases. Avijjāsamudayā āsavasamudayo, avijjānirodhā ...


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We should be careful with this line of reasoning (as with all lines of reasoning). One doesn't eliminate a shadow by moving the light; moving the light casts a shadow in a different direction. 'Dependent cessation' sounds like dependent origination in a destructive mode. Just as the presence of a thing can be 'caused', the absence of it can be 'caused' as ...


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There is in fact, a forward version and a reverse version of dependent origination. Rather than calling it the two sides of the same coin, they are more like heads and tails - two different sides of the same coin (of samsara). This is the forward version which starts with ignorance (avijja) and ends with suffering (dukkha): “Thus, bhikkhus, with ignorance ...


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