MidGe wrote:Trying to come to term with the meaning of sankhāra and not being very comfortable in many cases with the stock answer of it being dependent on context
In that case, I'd suggest to look up what Nanavira Thera has to say about it... but I won't post any resources/links here, because it's not "Classical Theravada".
The problem is essentially, that what you're looking for here is not the "stock answer" that "Classical Theravada" provides... so it's going to be hard to further this topic within the constraints of this sub-forum.
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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
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