Reply To: Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta in relation to Dhamma and Various Types of Sankhara


“Realization of dukkha through wisdom and not through the vedana citta’s”

That is exactly right.
– The Noble Truth of Suffering is NOT the dukkha vedana.
– The cause of those dukkha vedana is the craving for sensory pleasures (kama assada). That is the Noble Truth on suffering.
– To stop future suffering one must remove those cravings for sense pleasures. That is not easy to do. The first step is just to realize the truth of that statement. That understanding starts at the Sotapanna Anugami stage and is firmly established in the mind at the Sotapanna phala moment.
– Then the cravings for sense pleasures start to reduce at the Sakadagami stage and mostly go away only at the Anagami stage.

I will start a new series soon to explain that in yet a different way.

To put it in another way:
– An average human thinks that sense pleasures are good and one must seek them. Sankhara dukkha is mostly associated with such pursuits of sense pleasures.
The Buddha taught that reality is the other way around. Craving for sense pleasures leads to future suffering.
– However, that craving CANNOT be removed by will power. The first step is to clearly SEE (and understand) why the Buddha said that. It is embedded in Paticca Samuppada. The series of steps that lead to suffering start with “avijja paccaya sankhara”. It is those (abhi)sankhara (done with avijja) that lead to future suffering.