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Post by James Tan » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:33 pm

Greetings ,


https://suttacentral.net/sn35.93/en/sujato

linked discourses 35
9. with channa
93. A Duality

"Contacted, one feels, intends, and perceives. So these things are tottering and toppling; they’re impermanent, perishing, and changing. This is how consciousness exists dependent on a duality."



Does the sequence after contact is feeling intention perceiving ? Or feeling perceiving intention ?


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Post by JohnK » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:10 pm

James Tan wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:33 pm
"Contacted, one feels, intends, and perceives.
Does the sequence after contact is feeling intention perceiving ? Or feeling perceiving intention ?
Perhaps the listing is not intended to be sequential -- just that these all arise based on contact.

(FWIW, in my experience, vedana often is clearest after perception -- oh, the sound is from jet engines: unpleasant.
However, it could be said that the vedana based on perception is really the result of the contact between the mind and the perception.
For me, a lot of contact is neither unpleasant nor pleasant UNTIL I perceive "what it is.")
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Post by Dhammarakkhito » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:46 pm

16. “Dependent on the eye and forms, eye-consciousness arises. The meeting of the three is contact. With contact as condition there is feeling. What one feels, that one perceives. What one perceives, that one thinks about. What one thinks about, that one mentally proliferates. With what one has mentally proliferated as the source, perceptions and notions [born of] mental proliferation beset a man with respect to past, future, and present forms cognizable through the eye.

“Dependent on the ear and sounds…Dependent on the nose and odours…Dependent on the tongue and flavours…Dependent on the body and tangibles…Dependent on the mind and mind-objects, mind-consciousness arises. The meeting of the three is contact. With contact as condition there is feeling. What one feels, that one perceives. What one perceives, that one thinks about. What one thinks about, that one mentally proliferates. With what one has mentally proliferated as the source, perceptions and notions [born of] mental proliferation beset a man with respect to past, future, and present mind-objects cognizable through the mind.


17. “When there is the eye, a form, and eye-consciousness, it is possible to point out the manifestation of contact. When there is the manifestation of contact, it is possible to point out the manifestation of feeling. When there is the manifestation of feeling, it is possible to point out the manifestation of perception. When there is the manifestation of perception, it is possible to point out the manifestation of thinking. When there is the manifestation of thinking, it is possible to point out the manifestation of besetment by perceptions and notions [born of] mental proliferation.

“When there is the ear, a sound, and ear-consciousness…When there is the nose, an odour, and nose-consciousness…When there is the tongue, a flavour, and tongue-consciousness…When there is the body, a tangible, and body-consciousness…When there is the mind, a mind-object, and mind-consciousness…it is possible to point out the manifestation of besetment by perceptions and notions [born of] mental proliferation.


18. “When there is no eye, no form, and no eye-consciousness, it is impossible to point out the manifestation of contact. When there is no manifestation of contact, it is impossible to point out the manifestation of feeling. When there is no manifestation of feeling, it is impossible to point out the manifestation of perception. When there is no manifestation of perception, it is impossible to point out the manifestation of thinking. When there is no manifestation of thinking, it is impossible to point out the manifestation of besetment by perceptions and notions [born of] mental proliferation.

“When there is no ear, no sound, and no ear-consciousness…When there is no nose, no odour, and no nose-consciousness…When there is no tongue, no flavour, and no tongue-consciousness…When there is no body, no tangible, and no body-consciousness…When there is no mind, no mind-object, and no mind-consciousness…it is impossible to point out the manifestation of besetment by perceptions and notions [born of] mental proliferation.

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Post by mikenz66 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:58 pm

JohnK wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:10 pm
For me, a lot of contact is neither unpleasant nor pleasant UNTIL I perceive "what it is.")
It may be interesting to investigate that. I think this is often the case, but occasionally, especially on retreat, I am able to sense the "pleasant/unpleasant" aspect of objects before recognising them. This usually happens when simply waking, not paying particular attention to specific objects. For example in a garden, rather than the sequence of: "oh a flower", "how nice", sometimes it seems to go: "nice", "oh a flower"...

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Post by Sam Vara » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:09 pm

mikenz66 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:58 pm
JohnK wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:10 pm
For me, a lot of contact is neither unpleasant nor pleasant UNTIL I perceive "what it is.")
It may be interesting to investigate that. I think this is often the case, but occasionally, especially on retreat, I am able to sense the "pleasant/unpleasant" aspect of objects before recognising them. This usually happens when simply waking, not paying particular attention to specific objects. For example in a garden, rather than the sequence of: "oh a flower", "how nice", sometimes it seems to go: "nice", "oh a flower"...

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I may have misunderstood it completely, but something similar was, for me, suggested by James' post a couple of days ago:

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=31732#p468746

in particular the use of khandas as a sequence of steps in creating experience:
Cool, you've basically rediscovered the 5 Khandas, or 5 aggregates: form > feelings > perceptions > mental formations, > consciousness.
For example, each time you see something, you go through this process in a flash.

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Post by rightviewftw » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:23 pm

"Feeling, perception, & consciousness are conjoined, friend, not disjoined. It is not possible, having separated them one from another, to delineate the difference among them. For what one feels, that one perceives. What one perceives, that one cognizes. Therefore these qualities are conjoined, not disjoined, and it is not possible, having separated them one from another, to delineate the difference among them."
When there is Contact they can be delineated.
Discernment

As he was sitting there, he said to Ven. Sariputta, "Friend, 'One of poor discernment, one of poor discernment': Thus is it said. To what extent is one said to be 'one of poor discernment'?"

"'One doesn't discern, one doesn't discern': Thus, friend, one is said to be 'one of poor discernment.' And what doesn't one discern? One doesn't discern, 'This is stress.' One doesn't discern, 'This is the origination of stress.' One doesn't discern, 'This is the cessation of stress.' One doesn't discern, 'This is the practice leading to the cessation of stress.' 'One doesn't discern, one doesn't discern': Thus one is said to be 'one of poor discernment.'"

Saying, "Very good, friend," Ven. Maha Kotthita — delighting in & approving of Ven. Sariputta's statement — asked him a further question: "Discerning, discerning': Thus is it said. To what extent, friend, is one said to be 'discerning'?"

"'One discerns, one discerns': Thus, friend, one is said to be 'discerning.' And what does one discern? One discerns, 'This is stress.' One discerns, 'This is the origination of stress.' One discerns, 'This is the cessation of stress.' One discerns, 'This is the practice leading to the cessation of stress.' 'One discerns, one discerns': Thus one is said to be 'discerning.'"

Consciousness

"'Consciousness, consciousness': Thus is it said. To what extent, friend, is it said to be 'consciousness'?"

"'It cognizes, it cognizes': Thus, friend, it is said to be 'consciousness.' And what does it cognize? It cognizes 'pleasant.' It cognizes 'painful.' It cognizes 'neither painful nor pleasant.' 'It cognizes, it cognizes': Thus it is said to be 'consciousness.'"

"Discernment & consciousness, friend: Are these qualities conjoined or disjoined? Is it possible, having separated them one from the other, to delineate the difference between them?"

"Discernment & consciousness are conjoined, friend, not disjoined. It's not possible, having separated them one from the other, to delineate the difference between them. For what one discerns, that one cognizes. What one cognizes, that one discerns. Therefore these qualities are conjoined, not disjoined, and it is not possible, having separated them one from another, to delineate the difference between them."

"Discernment & consciousness, friend: What is the difference between these qualities that are conjoined, not disjoined?"

"Discernment & consciousness, friend: Of these qualities that are conjoined, not disjoined, discernment is to be developed, consciousness is to be fully comprehended."[1]

Feeling

"'Feeling, feeling': Thus is it said. To what extent, friend, is it said to be 'feeling'?"

"'It feels, it feels': Thus, friend, it is said to be 'feeling.' And what does it feel? It feels pleasure. It feels pain. It feels neither pleasure nor pain. 'It feels, it feels': Thus it is said to be 'feeling.'"

Perception

"'Perception, perception': Thus is it said. To what extent, friend, is it said to be 'perception'?"

"'It perceives, it perceives': Thus, friend, it is said to be 'perception.' And what does it perceive? It perceives blue. It perceives yellow. It perceives red. It perceives white. 'It perceives, it perceives': Thus it is said to be 'perception.'"
OP does not accept this tho afaik.
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Perception

"'Perception, perception': Thus is it said. To what extent, friend, is it said to be 'perception'?"

"'It perceives, it perceives': Thus, friend, it is said to be 'perception.' And what does it perceive? It perceives blue. It perceives yellow. It perceives red. It perceives white. 'It perceives, it perceives': Thus it is said to be 'perception.'"

"Feeling, perception, & consciousness, friend: Are these qualities conjoined or disjoined? Is it possible, having separated them one from another, to delineate the difference among them?"

"Feeling, perception, & consciousness are conjoined, friend, not disjoined. It is not possible, having separated them one from another, to delineate the difference among them. For what one feels, that one perceives. What one perceives, that one cognizes. Therefore these qualities are conjoined, not disjoined, and it is not possible, having separated them one from another, to delineate the difference among them."


all that arises at sense doors is contact, when there is contact there can be delineation of feeling, perception etc
Here's Google definition .

Perception :

1.
the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses .

2.
the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information .

3.
the neurophysiological processes, including memory, by which an organism becomes aware of and interprets external stimuli.


What I think is today science and technology are far more advanced as compared to thousand years ago and that the way informations and knowledges today helps us understand better the processes of this human body than before .
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Post by mikenz66 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:29 pm

Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:09 pm
I may have misunderstood it completely, but something similar was, for me, suggested by James' post a couple of days ago:
...
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=31732#p468746
...
Yes. I think we're talking about the same thing, or similar things...

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JamesTheGiant wrote:
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Cool, you've basically rediscovered the 5 Khandas, or 5 aggregates: form > feelings > perceptions > mental formations, > consciousness.
For example, each time you see something, you go through this process in a flash.
this is explicitly refuted by the Sutta i posted itt.
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Post by JohnK » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:44 pm

mikenz66 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:58 pm
JohnK wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:10 pm
For me, a lot of contact is neither unpleasant nor pleasant UNTIL I perceive "what it is.")
It may be interesting to investigate that...
I very much agree! -- I know/experience grasping and aversion, but have neglected really knowing the vedana step in DO.
(Just speculating: I grew up in a strict, working-class family -- it did not serve to pay much attention to pleasant/unpleasant -- you got what you got -- triggering underlying tendencies was not much use.)
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rightviewftw wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:34 pm
JamesTheGiant wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:02 pm
Cool, you've basically rediscovered the 5 Khandas, or 5 aggregates: form > feelings > perceptions > mental formations, > consciousness.
For example, each time you see something, you go through this process in a flash.
this is explicitly refuted by the Sutta i posted itt.
"Feeling, perception, & consciousness are conjoined, friend, not disjoined. It is not possible, having separated them one from another, to delineate the difference among them. For what one feels, that one perceives. What one perceives, that one cognizes. Therefore these qualities are conjoined, not disjoined, and it is not possible, having separated them one from another, to delineate the difference among them."
Thankyou for that sutta quote, Rightviewftw.
Nevertheless, althought they cannot be separated and delineated, the 5 khandas exist as a process, a spectrum. You can point to a section of the process and say "here is perception."
The Buddha is saying it is an interlocking process, not a series of independent and discrete events.
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Since you seem quite sure i will not explain how it works but rather point out the flaws in your statement;
JamesTheGiant wrote:
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althought they cannot be separated and delineated, the 5 khandas exist as a process, a spectrum. You can point to a section of the process and say "here is perception."
The Buddha is saying it is an interlocking process, not a series of independent and discrete events.
1. It is actually Sariputta talking not The Buddha if you are referring to the Maha Vedalla Sutta.
2. You are contradicting yourself when you say that X and Y cannot be separated or delineated from eachother and then go on to say that you can point out X from Y as that would be delineation and separation. So you are effectively ignoring the meaning of the words.
3. What you said is contradicted by the Sutta;
Therefore these qualities are conjoined, not disjoined, and it is not possible, having separated them one from another, to delineate the difference among them."
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Post by JamesTheGiant » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:20 pm

rightviewftw wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:14 pm
2. You are contradicting yourself when you say that X and Y cannot be separated or delineated from eachother and then go on to say that you can point out X from Y as that would be delineation and separation. So you are effectively ignoring the meaning of the words.
No, you just don't understand. To be honest, I can't be bothered to explain it. :zzz:
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Post by rightviewftw » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:22 pm

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:20 pm
rightviewftw wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:14 pm
2. You are contradicting yourself when you say that X and Y cannot be separated or delineated from eachother and then go on to say that you can point out X from Y as that would be delineation and separation. So you are effectively ignoring the meaning of the words.
No, you just don't understand. To be honest, I can't be bothered to explain it. :zzz:
The view you expressed is not that hard to understand... However a contradiction there is explicit and if you stand by your statement as it is, then you are standing by a heretic statement. Explicitly contradicted by the Sutta.
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rightviewftw wrote:
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The view you expressed is not that hard to understand... However a contradiction there is explicit and if you stand by your statement as it is, then you are standing by a heretic statement. Explicitly contradicted by the Sutta.
No, you don't understand the sutta properly. Call me a heretic if you want, but you are mistaken.
Don't worry about it, it's a tiny thing.
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JamesTheGiant wrote:
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No, you don't understand the sutta properly.
How would you know if i understand the Sutta properly or not, i have hardly commented on it. I just compared your statement to the sutta and pointed out what seems to be an explicit contradiction.
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Post by JamesTheGiant » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:54 pm

rightviewftw wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:39 pm
JamesTheGiant wrote:
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No, you don't understand the sutta properly.
How would you know if i understand the Sutta properly or not, i have hardly commented on it. I just compared your statement to the sutta and pointed out a contradiction.
I have gotten to a proper keyboard now, so I can type faster instead of pecking out letters on a tiny screen.
...qualities are conjoined, not disjoined, and it is not possible, having separated them one from another, to delineate the difference among them."
So, this is not a precise analogy or metaphor, but think of it like a stream of water flowing from a tap or hose. Or a waterfall, whatever. There is a top, a middle, and a bottom to the flow. Those top middle bottom parts are conjoined, not disjointed, because if you separate them out, they lose the meaning of top middle and bottom. They exist dependent on the other parts.
Or a wheel. There's a top, a bottom, and a side part. But if you cut it apart, those parts lose their meaning.
This isn't an exact analogy. I can't think of a precise example... hmm.
Anyway, those qualities arise one after the other, dependent on the one before, and if we disjoint them, separately they cannot exist.
But we can point to them as a process, and say this part is this, and that part is that.
I wish I could findd a better example, because this water or wheel one isn't right. But do you see what I'm getting at?

I apologise for my "Can't be bothered" words before.. I was hungry and impatient.
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Post by rightviewftw » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:23 pm

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:54 pm
So, this is not a precise analogy or metaphor, but think of it like a stream of water flowing from a tap or hose. Or a waterfall, whatever. There is a top, a middle, and a bottom to the flow. Those top middle bottom parts are conjoined, not disjointed, because if you separate them out, they lose the meaning of top middle and bottom. They exist dependent on the other parts.
Or a wheel. There's a top, a bottom, and a side part. But if you cut it apart, those parts lose their meaning.
This isn't an exact analogy. I can't think of a precise example... hmm.
Anyway, those qualities arise one after the other, dependent on the one before, and if we disjoint them, separately they cannot exist.
But we can point to them as a process, and say this part is this, and that part is that.
I wish I could findd a better example, because this water or wheel one isn't right. But do you see what I'm getting at?

I apologise for my "Can't be bothered" words before.. I was hungry and impatient.
I understand what you are saying about the water and the wheel but it does not really change anything. It also does not apply to this part of the Sutta;
For what one feels, that one perceives. What one perceives, that one cognizes.
because if you make delineation of a whole (a stream of water or a wheel) into section "a", "b" and "c", section a) is not section b) by definition etc.
althought they cannot be separated and delineated, the 5 khandas exist as a process, a spectrum.
you might want to paraphrase it instead
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Re: Feels intends perceives.............

Post by James Tan » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:26 am

Let's see ,


"Feeling, perception, & consciousness are conjoined, friend, not disjoined. It is not possible, having separated them one from another, to delineate the difference among them. For what one feels, that one perceives. What one perceives, that one cognizes. Therefore these qualities are conjoined, not disjoined, and it is not possible, having separated them one from another, to delineate the difference among them."



1.
They are conjoined therefore not separated .
You can't Mark the difference between them right ?
But then How do you name it feeling perception Cognition ?


At the sense door ,
contact (sense media vs sense object) ,
arises sense consciousness .

2.
Do you feel something first ?
Or do you perceive first ?
Or there is a feeling first then intending , thereafter perceiving ?

Or
feeling perceiving intention arisen all together ?

Take for example .

The eyes looks at the ocean ,
arises eyes consciousness .
Is there a feeling of vastness first?
Then perceiving something extraordinary ?
Then intention to meditate for a while ?


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Post by Dinsdale » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:47 pm

James Tan wrote:
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Does the sequence after contact is feeling intention perceiving ? Or feeling perceiving intention ?
I don't think the order is significant here. These are just aspects of how we process and react to stimuli.
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Re: Feels intends perceives.............

Post by Dinsdale » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:05 pm

mikenz66 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:58 pm
JohnK wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:10 pm
For me, a lot of contact is neither unpleasant nor pleasant UNTIL I perceive "what it is.")
It may be interesting to investigate that. I think this is often the case, but occasionally, especially on retreat, I am able to sense the "pleasant/unpleasant" aspect of objects before recognising them. This usually happens when simply waking, not paying particular attention to specific objects. For example in a garden, rather than the sequence of: "oh a flower", "how nice", sometimes it seems to go: "nice", "oh a flower"...

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Mike
Yes, I know what you mean. I think of vedana ( feeling ) as my "instinctive" reaction to stimuli.
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