dhamma follower wrote:Not a matter of terminology, but of understanding. If there's a clear understanding that all phenomena are actually dhammas arising by conditions and after arising they fall away when the conditions for its arising cease, there will be no problem using
However, if there is indeed such understanding, why there need to be the insistence on "one has to practice the Eight fold Path" vs a presentation of causality ?
And, indeed, there is no argument or contradiction from reputable teachers that whatever happens, including walking, sitting, jhana, and insight insight, arises due to causes and conditions (see the Ajahn Brahm quotes I gave above, for example: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=15952&start=740#p243244). Some listen to Ajahn Brahm, and, due to that cause, do certain "practices". Some listen to Khun Sujin and, due to that cause, do certain "practices".
Some will have misunderstood the instruction of their respective teachers and make various errors, such as attaching to a concept of self or no-self. Even the Buddha reported that problem:
http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... 41#p243302