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Dosakkhayo wrote: “I may be wrong, but I think we should consider the possibility that sīlabbatupādāna is not the same as bhavupādāna.”

  • Of course, those are two are different. “Silabbata upadana” means to “adhere to various anariya techniques to enjoy kama or jhanic pleasures (may be even believing they lead to Nibbana.) “Bhava upadana” means “craving a certain  type of existence” hoping that would lead to permanent happiness.
  • Did I say in a post they are the same? If they are the same, there is no need to list them as two categories.
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