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by zan
Wed May 02, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Temperature born matter and plants?
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Temperature born matter and plants?

It seems Narada is mistaken. Rupa-jivitindriya is only in matter produced by kamma- hence never in plants. It seems obvious to me that matter outside bodies is only produced by temperature- not kamma or citta.. Okay thank you, do the suttas allow for temperature born matter at all though? Or in the...
by zan
Wed May 02, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Temperature born matter and plants?
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Temperature born matter and plants?

there are 4 causes for rupa: either kamma, citta, temperature or nutrition. In things like plants and anything outside a living body all matter is produced solely by temperature . In the body most matter is produced by temperature but there is also matter produced by citta, and by kamma, and by nut...
by zan
Wed May 02, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Temperature born matter and plants?
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Temperature born matter and plants?

there are 4 causes for rupa: either kamma, citta, temperature or nutrition. In things like plants and anything outside a living body all matter is produced solely by temperature . In the body most matter is produced by temperature but there is also matter produced by citta, and by kamma, and by nut...
by zan
Wed May 02, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Temperature born matter and plants?
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Temperature born matter and plants?

your interpertation of the suttas is right, the abhidhamma is heavily flawed & posits a materialist-realist worldview that is totally out of sync with the suttas there is no real form of the sort explained here, there is a perception of form & thus as you & also the Buddha say, it is all mind-made ...
by zan
Wed May 02, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Temperature born matter and plants?
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Temperature born matter and plants?

I noticed that the Abhidhamma teaches that there is temperature born matter such as geologic formations and climatic conditions which are not the result of kamma, nor consciousness, nor nutriment (Abhidhammattha Sangaha VI Bodhi, guide to 12). This would mean that they are not volitional formations ...
by zan
Tue May 01, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does a being generate 100% of their own experience?
Replies: 21
Views: 487

Re: Does a being generate 100% of their own experience?

Okay all, thank you for your words. They have ripened for me and I get it now. This sutta is talking about the aggregates in a very broad sense, not about the workings of the aggregates for a single being. So it is saying that volitional formations construct form, feeling, etc. NOT that the volition...
by zan
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Strictly according to the commentary, do kammas from different beings intermingle?
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Strictly according to the commentary, do kammas from different beings intermingle?

Okay I think I have a way to ask this related question as it existed in my other thread more clearly using a comparison and hopefully someone on here can answer it, which would ultimately answer both questions, rather than me boring myself and everyone else by creating another tiresome thread :tongu...
by zan
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Strictly according to the commentary, do kammas from different beings intermingle?
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Strictly according to the commentary, do kammas from different beings intermingle?

Notice that Kamma is a broad term that includes actions not only limited to what one did in a previous life, but also the immediate actions leading up to the incident. So being stranded in the desert could be the result of previous life's actions and/or the current life's immediate action (instant ...
by zan
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Strictly according to the commentary, do kammas from different beings intermingle?
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Strictly according to the commentary, do kammas from different beings intermingle?

If the person in the car stops to help the stranded person, is this the intermingling of two being's kamma? The positive results of one being's kamma are intermingling with the negative results of another being's negative kamma while they both generate new kamma in the process? And of course past n...
by zan
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Strictly according to the commentary, do kammas from different beings intermingle?
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Strictly according to the commentary, do kammas from different beings intermingle?

If a person is stranded on a road in the desert nearly dying of thirst, this is the result of their past negative kamma. If another person is driving on that road in good health and with lots of water and a nice car, this is a result of their past positive kamma. If the person in the car stops to he...
by zan
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does a being generate 100% of their own experience?
Replies: 21
Views: 487

Re: Does a being generate 100% of their own experience?

""'I am the owner of my actions (kamma), heir to my actions, born of my actions, related through my actions, and have my actions as my arbitrator. Whatever I do, for good or for evil, to that will I fall heir'..." -AN 5.57 This quote is on the level of conventional language. It appears not relevant...
by zan
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does a being generate 100% of their own experience?
Replies: 21
Views: 487

Re: Does a being generate 100% of their own experience?

If something is provisional, it is not factual, it is temporary. All of it is shared through the inherited cultures which is our reality. Personalization of that is a mistake. Ownership means that experience is what you are. You are not something other than that, no generator, no doer. Now you're a...
by zan
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does a being generate 100% of their own experience?
Replies: 21
Views: 487

Re: Does a being generate 100% of their own experience?

For those that will pick apart my wording and use it to create the idea that, since there are no "selves" then the question is invalid, perhaps a re wording would help? How about: If a body is giving birth to kamma and this kamma results in volitional formations, does that body interact with only th...
by zan
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does a being generate 100% of their own experience?
Replies: 21
Views: 487

Re: Does a being generate 100% of their own experience?

There is no personalization of experience. No ownership. Volitions are a process not a someone. For the Dhamma to be understood the Buddha did put things in terms of ownership. As I posted above: "'I am the owner of my actions (kamma), heir to my actions, born of my actions, related through my acti...
by zan
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does a being generate 100% of their own experience?
Replies: 21
Views: 487

Re: Does a being generate 100% of their own experience?

There is no personalization of experience. No ownership. Volitions are a process not a someone. For the Dhamma to be understood the Buddha did put things in terms of ownership. As I posted above: "'I am the owner of my actions (kamma), heir to my actions, born of my actions, related through my acti...