Reply To: Question on PañcaUpādānaKhandha …


Just want to share a tip about learning Dhamma: my experience is that if I spell out the niddesa versions for my own notes then I grasp concepts better.

We are fortunate to have Lal elaborate the uddesa versions of various verses and terms for us, such as:

vipapka vedana vs samphassa ja vedana
Mere saṅkhāra vs abhisaṅkhāra
vipaka viññāṇa vs kamma viññāṇa

I haven’t seen this level of explanation anywhere else!

Take paticca samuppada as an example. Using Lal’s explanation of the terms, when I write out different PS cycles in niddesa forms they make a stronger impact in my mind. Hope the same is true for you.

In the following thread, I wrote out a couple of PS cycles:

Kusala-Mula Paticca Samuppada