Reply To: Amoha = Panna?


Yes. There are many cases like this. We just need to evaluate them using Dhamma concepts. Buddha Dhamma is self-consistent.

  1. Anyone may act with amoha at times, but panna needs to be cultivated (by comprehending Tilakkhana).
  2. To comprehend Tilakkhana fully (and thus to cultivate panna to the fullest), one must have a tihetuka birth.
  • To get a tihetuka birth one must be born with a kamma done with alobha, adosa, amoha. That is why it is called Tihetuka.
  • Therefore, amoha is a pe-requisite to be able to cultivate panna.

That is why amoha is not panna.