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The practice of the eightfold noble path leads to the experience of nibbāna, just like the act of adverting the mind to the eye door leads to seeing light. Light, the object of seeing, is saṅkhata (conditioned), but nibbāna, the object of supermundane consciousness, is asaṅkhata (unconditioned). So nibbāna isn't the result of the eightfold noble path, the ...


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Space is one of the 24 kinds of derived-materiality (UpadayaRupa), which is one of the 2 kinds of materiality (the other is primary-materiality, BhutaRupa, which is composed of the 4 elements of earth, water, fire, and air). They're all conditioned dhammas. Only Nibbana is the unconditioned one. Further info. is available at Vism.XIV.34


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Where is this actually stated in the canonical scripture? After only a quick search I don't find many references other than the two you already mentioned (assuming you're only looking for suttas and not for example the Visuddhimagga). There's another here: The Nibbāna-element. There's also (the famous) Dhamapada verse 154 (which says visaṅ­khā­ra­ rather ...


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In the material world alls phenomena arises and passes based on conditionality (as opposed to totally random). In Nibbana there is no arising and passing away of phenomena. It is true that realising Nibbana is the result of practising the path to realise it, hence if you have realised Nibbana then this is because you practice the path.


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No one done a physics answer yet? Here it is. Space is impermanent. General relativity shows that space and time are linked together and they change with mass. Mass tells spacetime how to bend, spacetime tells mass how to move. The whole field of cosmology studies how the space of universes changes.


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When it says that "Anicca vata sankhara" ( Impermanent are all conditioned things). "Uppadavaya dhammino" ( Of the nature to rise and fall). It is saying that things arise dependent on conditions, things "exist" because of the conditions that support them. So we are talking about characteristic nature of things or its attribute. The attributes of nibbana as ...


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In Theravada Buddhism, when we talk about conditions and conditioning there are 24 conditions found in the Patthana The Patthana Dhamma are packed into 24 Paccaya or 24 conditions. They are: 1.Root condition ( Hetu Paccayo ) 2.Object condition ( Arammana Paccayo ) 3.Predominance condition ( Adhipati Paccayo ) 4.Proximity condition ...


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No, the practices are causes of the unconditional result of Nibbana. Things in the past or future do not even exist to ultimate reality. We can't understand this without practicing virtue and witnessing what really is in the present moment(mindfulness or Vipassana) moment by moment


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Nibbana as stated in the Patthana with my summary below: [] square brackets indicate my extra notes * asterisk indicates I've changed to the English rendering according to Nyanamoli as it appeals to me to be a closer rendering, otherwise it is straight from the Patthana. Nibbana the term derives from nivana or nirvana. Ni means nikkhanta or liberated from ...


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According to Buddhism, everything(except nibbana) is subject to causality(Sankatha) and everything arises dependently (Paticcasamuppanna) and there is no exception to space and time! In the Pali Canon, the term Aggregate(Skandha) is defined as follows; "To what extent does the designation 'aggregate' apply to the aggregates?" "Monk, whatever form is ...


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Space (akasha) is one of those dharmas that were debated by Early Buddhist schools. Some counted space as an unconditioned dharma along with Nirvana, and some did not. If I remember correctly, Theravada does not, and most other early schools did consider space unconditioned. Then within that, there was argument whether a certain dharma can perform a ...


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Often it is said that nibbana is unconditioned True, Nibbana is unconditioned but nibbana is definitely dependent on other conditions False. This statement cannot be backed-up by any reference from Pali canon. Also, according to modern psychology........ You cannot explain Dhamma with modern Sciences. WHY?? There is a true nature in this world. ...


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All compounded and/ or conditioned things are impermanent or changing. This applies to the five aggregates, physical objects, matter, energy, physical space, time, most mental concepts and ideas etc. All matter can be broken down to energy. Energy can be converted to matter. That we know from Einstein's E=mc2. Matter can convert into different forms and so ...


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Not everything is caused by karma. Some things are caused by other reasons, like the weather. The Sivaka Sutta talks about this. There's a summary at the bottom: Bile, phlegm, and also wind, Imbalance and climate too, Carelessness and assault, With kamma result as the eighth. To quote the sutta in detail: “Some feelings, Sīvaka, arise here originating ...


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I think that most traditions would say that Nirvana (or Nibbana in Pali) is not created. People wouldn't say, "I'm doing Nirvana" either. It can't be defined by words in the sense that you can give the words to someone else and they can make Nirvana by following or understanding the words. Some would even object to saying it is "realized"....


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The burning of a fire produces flames, it is dependent on fuel & supportive conditions, burning is conditioned. The extinguishment of flames depends on the exhaustion of fuel and requisite conditions for burning. We can say that the cessation is conditioned by the process of burning and exhaustion of fuel. However extinguishment is not a thing among ...


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In Buddhism, Conditional and Unconditional are discussed in context of dukkha vs peace. Dukkha is a painful feeling of wrongness, arising whenever there's a clash between your expectation and your actual experience. Peace is experienced when there's no such clash. Now, when you cling, you cling to Conditional, therefore your peace gets conditional. When the ...


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Nirvana is a non-affirming negation. Uncompounded space is a great example of something that exists (ie., it can be known) and is also a non-affirming negation and is a helpful illustration. There are two different concepts that are often labeled by the word "space" and get confused together: Compounded space is the vacuum between material things. ...


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I'll give the answer according to the Madhyamaka which is notably different from some of the answers given according to the Theravada above. What is the difference between a "conditioned thing" and an "unconditioned thing"? A compounded thing is an object known by an awareness that is produced and functions. An uncompounded thing is ...


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Is a mountain heavy? It may be heavy in and of itself, but as long as we don't try to lift it up, it won't be heavy for us. ... The Weight of Mountains My person thinks that householder goes after every, even foolish thought and does not scare to even let it become speech. The serial of questions found is amazing... Don't he like to train a little of ...


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There are 24 controllers in Patthāna, Karma is just a controller in 24. Some controllers can arise without Karma, such as a tree or water, because there are many controllers can create effects together without Karma-controller. Even Karma's effects require many other controllers, Ie. Arahanta's past Karma (which never effect) can't create new life for ...


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Greed, hatred and delusion can be eliminated. For example, if you see a beautiful girl then sensual desire or greed might arise but if you see a very ugly women then sensual desire will not arise. Nibanna is not dependent on anything. If you know that the beautiful girl will one day age and become ugly you won’t feel any sensual desire or greed. So greed, ...


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According to the Scriptures the universe is infinite in time and space. By infinite what is meant is the length, width or number of solar systems (lokadhātu) in the universe are infinite. Within that infinite space there are sections that consist of one billion solar systems are called “Thri Sahashri Loka Datu” (equivalent to a galaxy). Such unfathomable ...


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