Suffering in This Life and Paṭicca Samuppāda

October 28, 2016

In a previous desana in this section, we discussed how suffering in this life is described in the beginning of the Maha Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta. In this desana, we will discuss how it is described by Paṭicca Samuppāda.

“Suffering in This Life – According to Paṭicca Samuppāda”

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Links mentioned in the desana:

1. Posts in the “Paṭicca Samuppāda” can be consulted for details on Paṭicca Samuppāda cycles.

2. TanhaTanha – How We Attach Via Greed, Hate, and Ignorance

3. Mano saṅkhāra arise automatically, without conscious thoughts. And conscious thoughts — even without speech — are vaci saṅkhāra:

How Are Gati and Kilesa Incorporated into Thoughts?

  • In this desana, I incorrectly said that speech is vaci saṅkhāra because the mouth and the tongue are moved during speech. However, whether one talks to oneself or actually get the words out loud, both are vaci saṅkhāra. There is a difference between moving body parts in general (as in walking) and moving the lips and tongues during speech: They are done with two types of rupa: kaya vinnatthi and vaci vinnatthi respectively. I will discuss this in detail later.
  • My thanks to the reader who pointed out my mistake in categorizing speech as kaya saṅkhāra. I had to dig deeper in Abhidhamma to find the explanation. I can and do make mistakes, and that is why I welcome your input. My goal is to have this website to be fully self-consistent.
  1. Suffering in this life due to vaci and kaya saṅkhāra done in this life:

Suffering in This Life – Role of Mental Impurities

Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta – Relevance to Suffering in This Life

5. Role of asobhana cetasika in immoral thoughts:

What Are Kilesa (Mental Impurities)? – Connection to Cetasika

6. Phassa and samphassa:

Difference between Phassa and Samphassa

Kāma Assāda Start with Phassa Paccaya Vedana or Samphassa Ja Vedana

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