TMingyur wrote:If panna would be an affirmatory positive phenomenon and not a mere removal then it would be a product and therefore impermanent even from the perspective of the subject.
Yes, it's this kind of logic that makes me wary of 'accumulations'.
Which in turn brings in the question of the comparability of the terms vijjha
Yes you may be right here that we may be actually talking about different phenomena. I just looked it up - panna - means "discerning wisdom". "Discerning" actually may be based on an affirmatory sort of wisdom that is impermanent due to being produced and also since it is dependent on impermanent concentration.
I could not find "vijjha" but just found Vijja-bhagiya Sutta
"These two qualities have a share in clear knowing. Which two? Tranquillity (samatha) & insight (vipassana).
"When tranquillity is developed, what purpose does it serve? The mind is developed. And when the mind is developed, what purpose does it serve? Passion is abandoned.
"When insight is developed, what purpose does it serve? Discernment is developed. And when discernment is developed, what purpose does it serve? Ignorance is abandoned.
"Defiled by passion, the mind is not released. Defiled by ignorance, discernment does not develop. Thus from the fading of passion is there awareness-release. From the fading of ignorance is there discernment-release."
So according to this "insight" entails "panna" (discernment).
What does "Vijja-bhagiya" mean?
If you implied this term when you said "vijja" then "clear knowing" may be actually what I described as "removal" and i confused it with panna since here it reads:
1. Passion is abandoned (i.e. removal)
2. Ignorance is abandoned (i.e. removal)