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Letting Go of the Attachment to Intention / Will

Posted by Buddha dhamma on June 2, 2010 at 10:41 PM Comments comments (0)

VOLITIONAL FORMATION : ( sankhara, samskara in sanskrit)  refers to actions of body, speech and mind, which are accompanied by intention ( CETANA) .

It is this kamma  which gives rise to future rebirth or ' rebirth according to sahkhara'.  Certain beings arise in different realms according to their actions of body, speech or mind. These actions and reactions ( conditioned response)  can either be meritorious, demeritorious, and in- between.


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Dependent Origination

Posted by Tiki on April 24, 2009 at 4:47 PM Comments comments (0)

According to the Buddha, " From delusion as condition, volitional formations [come to be]; from volitional formations as condition, consciousness; from consciousness as condition, name-and -form; from name-and-form as condition, the six sense bases; from the six sense bases as condition, contact; from contact as condition, feeling; from feeling as condition, craving; from craving as condition, clinging; from clinging as condition, existence; from existence as condition, birth; from birth as c...

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The Ever-Increasing Happiness Of Pure And Simple Living

Posted by Tiki on April 23, 2009 at 11:59 PM Comments comments (0)

The Buddha emphasizes that from harmlessness (virtue) one gets gladness, joy, tranquility, inner happiness, the bliss of jhana, and the freedom that flows from wisdom.  Theses are various forms of happiness occurring in a gradual and natural progression.  The process of renunciation , or ever-increasing happiness, culminates in seeing things as they truly are, which is enlightenment. In the Dhammacetiya Sutta, King Pasenadi remarked how much he enjoyed visiting the Jeta Grove monast...

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Hindrances Create Oscillations That Lead To the Arising of Consciousness

Posted by Tiki on April 11, 2009 at 9:16 PM Comments comments (0)
Consciousness arises dependent upon an object and sense organ, or mind and mind objects ( feeling, perception, mental formation, volition).  It cannot exist independently.  Consciousness too is impermanent and constantly changing. Movement of mind or body creates oscillation of duality, and therefore the arising of consciousness. Hindrances ( desire, aversion, restlessness, sloth and torport, doubts ) are various disturbance in the body and mind which c...
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