tiltbillings wrote:You are taking kamma and vipaka as equivalent?
No, I'm regarding them as a pair, not as synonymous terms.
tiltbillings wrote:Kamma is the Pali word for action.
tiltbillings wrote:What I do based upon my cetana has consequences.
That still doesn't answer the question.... conventional consequences, or technical vipaka consequences?
Let us take the example of unknowingly stepping on a slug.
It is an action (walking) and it has consequences (mooshy slug, sloppy sole of the shoe).
The walking was volitional - you chose to walk.
What do you say is the "fruit" in this situation... is it the mooshy slug and soggy sole, or is it nothing, because there was no intention to harm (i.e. no unwholesome mindstate)?
If you say the former, you're speaking conventionally - if you say the latter, you're speaking in the Dhammic sense.