Reply To: On “Mūlapariyāya Sutta”.

Tobias G

As soon as the mind immerses in rupa (made of maha bhuta), names rupa, identification with rupa develops. It is then only a small step to identification as “my rupa”. So the Dhamma follower has to realize the true nature of rupa, which is ghost-like (bhuta). 
If the mind does not immerse in rupa, joy of non-immersion or niramisa sukkha arises.

If one perceived “patavi as patavi”, one has not understood the ghost-like nature, also immediately grasps such objects as “value” and the akusala mula PS can run.

You can often see people immersed in objects (rupa), thinking it is valuable, but not realizing the futility of all their efforts.

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