I have gotten to a proper keyboard now, so I can type faster instead of pecking out letters on a tiny screen.rightviewftw wrote: ↑Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:39 pmHow would you know if i understand the Sutta properly or not, i have hardly commented on it. I just compared your statement to the sutta and pointed out a contradiction.
So, this is not a precise analogy or metaphor, but think of it like a stream of water flowing from a tap or hose. Or a waterfall, whatever. There is a top, a middle, and a bottom to the flow. Those top middle bottom parts are conjoined, not disjointed, because if you separate them out, they lose the meaning of top middle and bottom. They exist dependent on the other parts....qualities are conjoined, not disjoined, and it is not possible, having separated them one from another, to delineate the difference among them."
Or a wheel. There's a top, a bottom, and a side part. But if you cut it apart, those parts lose their meaning.
This isn't an exact analogy. I can't think of a precise example... hmm.
Anyway, those qualities arise one after the other, dependent on the one before, and if we disjoint them, separately they cannot exist.
But we can point to them as a process, and say this part is this, and that part is that.
I wish I could findd a better example, because this water or wheel one isn't right. But do you see what I'm getting at?
I apologise for my "Can't be bothered" words before.. I was hungry and impatient.