Conditioned and Unconditioned things.

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Conditioned and Unconditioned things.

Postby indian_buddhist » Sat May 03, 2014 4:46 am

My interpretation of Nibbana and Conditioned things is that BOTH are a reality. The difference is that Nibbana is unconditioned and does not contain defilements of greed, hatred and delusion while Conditioned things contain these characteristics - greed, hatred and delusion and are impermanent, suffering and without a permanent entity.

Is this correct?. Nibbana is a reality?. An Unconditioned reality.
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Re: Conditioned and Unconditioned things.

Postby chownah » Sat May 03, 2014 4:55 am

What is "a reality"?
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Re: Conditioned and Unconditioned things.

Postby indian_buddhist » Sat May 03, 2014 5:37 am

chownah wrote:What is "a reality"?
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that which can be experienced in this very life.
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Re: Conditioned and Unconditioned things.

Postby cooran » Sat May 03, 2014 5:41 am

Or this?

Realities and Concepts - the Buddha's Explanation of the world
http://www.abhidhamma.org/sujin3.htm

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Re: Conditioned and Unconditioned things.

Postby chownah » Sat May 03, 2014 5:57 am

indian_buddhist wrote:
chownah wrote:What is "a reality"?
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that which can be experienced in this very life.

If we imagine something, for example a Flying Spaghetti Monster, do we experience it?.....and if we do experience it is it then a reality?
I'm just trying to get a better idea of how you think of experiencing and realities. In other words is an imaginary thing experienced?....and is it a reality?
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