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Re: Sankhara aggregate

Postby Spiny Norman » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:44 am

acinteyyo wrote:
Spiny Norman wrote:On the adjective/noun distinction, are you saying that sankhara = sankhata dhamma?

I think you could say so.


If so, then logically the aggregates as a whole are sankhata dhamma.
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Re: Sankhara aggregate

Postby acinteyyo » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:47 pm

Spiny Norman wrote:
acinteyyo wrote:
Spiny Norman wrote:On the adjective/noun distinction, are you saying that sankhara = sankhata dhamma?

I think you could say so.


If so, then logically the aggregates as a whole are sankhata dhamma.

Of course they are. If they wouldn't be conditioned/fabricated/dependent there wouldn't be any way out. When the cause for their arising ceases, they'll cease accordingly.
On one hand they are sankhārā as a whole because they are all fabricated and/or fabricate other dhammā, and on the other hand they are also sankhārā because ultimately they're based on upādāna (clinging), which is a volitional act out of avijjā (ignorance).

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