Spiny O'Norman wrote:Sanghamitta wrote:That the caose of Dukkha is Tanha.
And in dependence on tanha arises upadana, which is usually translated as grasping or clinging.
It is Spiny just as Dukkha is usually translated as "suffering" its actually more nuanced than that. In both cases. Upadana is posited between Tanha and Bhava ...becoming. "Grasping" or "clinging" puts the emphasis on an action, the grasping of or clinging to objects that arise in the field of consciousness. It is possible and perhaps preferable to see upadana as the a priori tendency that informs the reaction to sense objects.