Do Arahants have Cetana?

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Do Arahants have Cetana?

Post by SarathW » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:00 am

Do Arahants have Cetana?

Cetana definition.

cetanā: 'volition', will, is one of the seven mental factors (cetasika, q.v.) inseparably bound up with all consciousness, namely sensorial or mental impression (phassa), feeling (vedanā), perception (saññā), volition (cetanā), concentration (samādhi), vitality (jīvita), advertence (manasikāra). Cf. Tab. II, III.

With regard to kammical volition (i.e. wholesome or unwholesome kamma) it is said in A. VI, 13: "Volition is action (kamma), thus I say, o monks; for as soon as volition arises, one does the action, be it by body, speech or mind." For details, s. paṭiccasamuppāda (10), kamma.

https://www.budsas.org/ebud/bud-dict/dic3_c.htm
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