August 5, 2022 at 9:57 pm #39225
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: