What is the Exposition of Prevalence of Buddha?

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What is the Exposition of Prevalence of Buddha?

Postby SarathW » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:18 am

The Exposition of Prevalence
In some beings greed is prevalent, in others hatred or delusion; and again in others, nongreed,
non-hatred or non-delusion are prevalent. What is it that governs this prevalence? It is
the root-cause in the previous life that governs the prevalence of roots in the present life.
There is differentiation at the very moment of the accumulating of kamma. In one person,
at the moment of (rebirth-producing) kamma-accumulation, greed is strong and non-greed is
weak, non-hatred and non-delusion are strong and hatred and delusion are weak; then his
weak non-greed is unable to prevail over his greed, but non-hatred and non-delusion being
strong, can prevail over his hatred and delusion.....................................

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Re: What is the Exposition of Prevalence of Buddha?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:21 am

The Buddha's prevalence is Bodhicarita, he has as a prevalence to intelligence. The Abhidhammatthasaṅgaha lists the six types of character or what I assume is prevalence in your source.
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3. Rāgacaritā dosacaritā mohacaritā saddhācaritā buddhicaritā vitakkacaritā ceti chabbidhena caritasaṅgaho.
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Re: What is the Exposition of Prevalence of Buddha?

Postby SarathW » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:29 am

Thank you Bhante. :) This helps me.
I am looking for some info regarding the state of mind at the birth of Buddha.
Is that dominated by non attachment, non aversion and wisdom?

Please see the full description of your link.
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Carita signifies the intrinsic nature of a person which
is revealed when one is in a normal state without
being preoccupied with anything. The temperaments
of people differ owing to the diversity of their actions
or Kammas. Habitual actions tend to form particular
temperaments.
Ràga (lust) is predominant in some, while dosa
(anger, hatred or illwill), in others. Most people
belong to these two categories. There are a few others
who lack intelligence and are more or less ignorant
(mohacarita). Akin to the ignorant are those
whose minds oscillate, unable to focus their attention
deliberately on one thing (vitakkacarita). By
nature some are exceptionally devout (saddhàcarita),
while others are exceptionally intelligent
(buddhicarita).

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Re: What is the Exposition of Prevalence of Buddha?

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:50 am

Buddha wasn't Buddha when he was born....
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Re: What is the Exposition of Prevalence of Buddha?

Postby SarathW » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:00 am

Thanks!

How about If I rewrite my question as:
What is the Exposition of Prevalence of prince Siddhartha, when he was borne?
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Re: What is the Exposition of Prevalence of Buddha?

Postby Ananda26 » Thu May 01, 2014 2:33 pm

SarathW wrote:The Exposition of Prevalence
In some beings greed is prevalent, in others hatred or delusion; and again in others, nongreed,
non-hatred or non-delusion are prevalent. What is it that governs this prevalence? It is
the root-cause in the previous life that governs the prevalence of roots in the present life.
There is differentiation at the very moment of the accumulating of kamma. In one person,
at the moment of (rebirth-producing) kamma-accumulation, greed is strong and non-greed is
weak, non-hatred and non-delusion are strong and hatred and delusion are weak; then his
weak non-greed is unable to prevail over his greed, but non-hatred and non-delusion being
strong, can prevail over his hatred and delusion.....................................

Page 48


http://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh251.pdf


Connected Discourses of the Buddha Chapter 14 about the elements. There are included some discourses about tendencies and how people with compatable tendencies are drawn to each other.


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