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    • #34477
      cubibobi
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      Thank you for another post:

      Nāmarūpa Paccayā Salāyatana

      You have explained to us the difference with phassa and sanphassa — something with “san” vs something without “san“.

      I wonder if we can think along the same way here: there is no “san” in indriya, but “san” is involved in ayatana.

      However, if this is the case, then I remember reading about nibbana some time ago, in a post where nibbana was referred to as tadayatana. I wonder why ayatana was used there in the context of nibbana; “tadayatana” sounds like a contradiction in terms.

      Best,
      Lang

    • #34481
      Lal
      Keymaster

      “I wonder if we can think along the same way here: there is no “san” in indriya, but “san” is involved in ayatana.”

      – Almost right! A little bit better to say: “there is no “san” involved when using sensory faculties as indriya, but “san” is involved when they are used as ayatana.”

      “However, if this is the case, then I remember reading about nibbana some time ago, in a post where nibbana was referred to as tadayatana. I wonder why ayatana was used there in the context of nibbana; “tadayatana” sounds like a contradiction in terms.
      – The post you refer to is: “Nibbāna “Exists”, but Not in This World
      – The word “āyatana” is used there for the lack of a term to describe Nibbana. None of our words are applicable and “sphere” or “dimension” may be the closest that we can use. It has nothing to do with the 6 six sense faculties. I have revised the #4 of that post to make it a bit more clear.

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