I already searched it in google before you asked for it from me, but I didn't found the translation.Would you be so kind as to give a link to translations, or a link to a site such as Sutta Central where it is easier to work out exactly which passages you are quoting?
I think it is very easier than me for you to find it. I am very confuse with english tipitaka's system.
I agree that the conclusion such as "billions of mind moments" of citta-khaṇa appeared in commentary. But I don't agree that citta khaṇa never appeared in tipitaka, especially in paṭṭhāna of abhidhamma.mikenz66 wrote: ↑Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:35 amHi theY,Perhaps we have a communication problem. This statement seems to agree that the "billions of mind moments" appears in the commentaries, not the suttas or abdhidhamma:theY wrote: ↑Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:11 amSo, for me, your opinion are not make sense anyway. Therefore, I still keep the opinion that "billions of mind moments per second" was the comment from ancient commentary that derived from buddha time and appear in 1st saṅgāyaṇa, because it is more make sense and compatible with A.N. sutta, paṭṭhāna, and monk's behavior which I explained above.
You never see the conclusion, it doesn't means there is nothing in the context.
It was sāriputta theory derived from buddha's sutta in A.N. that I quoted above. And it is very simple of "the very fast arising and vanishing of citta" that every samatha and vipassanā practitioners can notice by themselves.
I don't know why you think it needs hundreds years to make this theory, it is not make sense anyway.