Reply To: habitual behaviour and suffering


Siebe said: “Someone who uproots all those anusaya only becomes more him/herself.”

That is contrary to all the teachings of the Buddha.

One attains the Arahanthood when one uproots all anusaya. We need to remember that anusaya are the “hidden defilements (lobha, dosa, moha)” waiting to come to the surface when strong enough sense inputs are received.

When one one uproots all anusaya one would have removed all gati (gathi) too.

Then one (a living Arahant) would only have “kammically neutral gati” like specific ways one speaks, walks, eats, dresses, etc. etc.
– When the physical body dies all gati would be gone.