January 5, 2019 at 1:03 pm #21194
I know I may seem annoying but I’ll explain why I’m discussing this. I think it is important what words are used. I can list the reasons. One of them being: because unlike other belief systems, I have noticed everything in Buddhism is not random nor by chance. It is deliberate and precise. There is a reason for the words that are used to convey the message. It clears away confusion, not cause it. So if the Buddha called an Arahant’s consciousness as vinnana, it would seem odd/inconsistent/confusing to me. But I’ll make that topic some other time to get other peoples input. I don’t think continuing that here would be appropriate and just drag on this discussion fruitlessly.