Erm... yes we should expect that tendency. Nevertheless it was a statement specific to Theravada (and some others perhaps) which - without clarification - was presented as generally true of the Buddhist perspective. It is appropriate in that situation to make it clear that this refers to the Theravada perspective and not to Buddhism universally.PeterB wrote:Firstly I think its entirely reasonable that on the General Theravada Subforum of a Theravada website debate should at least tend to the Theravada position..
If I went to a Mormon website and asked 'What do Christians believe?' and the answer given was 'Christians believe that the Book of Mormon is the word of God', it would be appropriate and helpful to clarify that this applies to Mormons but not to Christians universally.
You're referring specifically to the 12 Nidanas. I was refering to Pratītyasamutpāda as a general principle of conditionality. Read my reply again.PeterB wrote:But going back to the examples you gave , The departure point for Paticcasamuppada according to the Canon is Avijja..
How would you see Ecological processes emerging from Avijja ?