Micca Ditthi – Connection to Hethu Phala (Cause and Effect)

October 18, 2016

1. The main reason for many people having various types of micca ditthi (or wrong views) can be traced back to the fact that the workings of cause and effect involving living beings — and in particular the mind of the sentient beings — is complex.

  • Science has been able to have much success in the material realm, simply because it is easier to see how cause and effect work in the material realm.

2. In the discourse (desana) below, we will talk about cause and effect (hethu-pala) in Buddha Dhamma, and how conditions (paccaya) play a critical role in mental phenomena. The complex relationship between causes and effects in relation to the mind is the reason why it is hard for many to comprehend how and why kamma lead to kamma vipakaAs we discuss in the desana

  • Nothing in this world can come to existence without suitable causes AND conditions,
  • Rebirth process must be valid, in order to fully implement the principle of causality (cause and effect).

3. The critical link between hethu-pala and paticca samuppada is Pattana Dhamma, which describe the conditions under which causes (hethu) bring about effects or results (phala).

  • In the near future, I will start a new section on Pattana Dhamma. It is a deep subject, but it can be simplified to easily understand the relationship between hethu-pala and paticca samuppada.

4. Here is the desana (volume control on the right):

Related Posts

1. – Getting to Samadhi

How Are Gathi and Kilesa Incorporated into Thoughts?

2. Ten Immoral Actions (Dasa Akusala)

3. Annantara and Samanantara Paccaya

4. – Sankhara, Kamma, Kamma Beeja, Kamma Vipaka

    – Nama Gotta, Bhava, Kamma Beeja, and Mano Thalaya (Mind Plane)

   – Another post I forgot to mention in the desana is on the question of “Where are those kamma seeds stored?”. It is discussed in, “How Are Gathi and Kilesa Incorporated into Thoughts?“.

5. What Does “Paccaya” Mean in Paticca Samuppada?

6. Bhava and Jati – States of Existence and Births Therein

7. How Character (Gathi) Leads to Bhava and Jathi

Next in the series,Suffering in This Life and Paticca Samuppada“, ..

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