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1. Many people are not aware of these subtle issues. Don’t worry, Gad.

  • Unless explained by a Buddha or a true disciple of the Buddha, no human can figure those by themselves, no matter how intelligent one is.
  • I was lucky to find the correct explanations from a Noble Person.

2. It is always a good idea to keep in mind that the Buddha mostly talked about the mind, not the structure of the physical world.

  • All the terms in the Paticca Samuppada are mind phenomena, even though they may relate to external things.
  • That is why āhāra do not refer to physical food but “food for the mind” (not in a good sense, but to extend the suffering.)
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