Reply To: Is sukha/dukha vedana an arammana?

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Lal
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Your questions are clear.

1. Arammana means any sensory input. 

  • But sukha/dukha vedana (pleasant/unpleasant bodily feeling) are produced only by sensory inputs to the physical body (kayika vedana). 
  • All other arammana (sensory inputs) initially produce only “neutral” (adukkhamasukha) vedana.
  • All arammana (sensory inputs) come in because we have a human body. For example, when you are walking down a street, you are exposed to arammana (sensory inputs) common to all others there.  But some strong sukha/dukha vedana (like a serious injury) can be due to specific past kamma
  • Most arammana (sensory inputs) come in because we have a human body.

The other statements are correct.

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