tiltbillings wrote:Are you implying, or saying directly, that an arahant or Buddha does experience greed, hatred, and delusion?
They are capable
of feeling lust,delusion,greed and hate, but by diligently practising the dhamma (what I call striving), their mind remains in their control and not under the control of the kilesas. So they don't experience greed, lust, hate and delusion as a result of fully understanding & practising the dhamma, not if they stop practising it.
If nibbana, asankhata, is not the destruction of greed, hatred, and delusion, then the texts are simply wrong.
Quite the opposite, if someone has destroyed the kilesas beyond redemption, then there would be no continuing need for them to practise the dhamma. However the texts do show us that the Buddha (and other arahants) continued to practise the dhamma. That can only mean the kilesas were not allowed
to invade the arahant's mind anymore.
It may be your interpretation of the texts that is wrong.
But do show us that the texts say quite clearly the texts, teachings of the Buddha, tell us that the arahant and the Buddha experience(d) greed, hatred, and delusion. That should be simple enough
I did not say that the Arahants experience(d) them, but rather that they are/were still capable of experiencing them if they gave up striving against them (i.e. stopped practising the dhamma).