Do Arahants have Cetana?

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SarathW
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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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Re: Do Arahants have Cetana?

Post by Srilankaputra » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:27 pm

It's not possible to even move an arm without cetana or volition. But Arahants have completely eradicated avijja hence there is no more accumulation of kamma to ripen in the future.

"Avijjaya tveva asesa-viraga nirodha sankhara-nirodho "

IMO.

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Re: Do Arahants have Cetana?

Post by chownah » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:01 pm

Is cetana also translated as being "intention"?
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Re: Do Arahants have Cetana?

Post by SarathW » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:18 pm

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.

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

I think Cetana is the intention.
Does this meaning when consciousness arises it always has intention?
Even if you are in meditation.
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