Does anyone know in what sutta did the Buddha say this?

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Does anyone know in what sutta did the Buddha say this?

Postby smokey » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:02 pm

"There is free action, there is retribution, but I see no agent that passes out from one set of momentary elements into another one, except the [connection] of those elements."
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Re: Does anyone know in what sutta did the Buddha say this?

Postby Sobeh » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:27 pm

In Buddhist Logic Part 1 by F. Th Stcherbatsky, you can find the following passage on page 133:

"There is (free) action, there is retribution, says Buddha, but I see no Agent which passes out of one set of momentary elements into another one, except the Consecution of those elements."

It isn't from a Sutta, although it seems to be an attempt to summarize such. Maybe you can chase down the citations - there are two footnotes to the phrase, both of which make reference to what looks to me like Sanskrit.
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Re: Does anyone know in what sutta did the Buddha say this?

Postby smokey » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:46 pm

Thank you Sobeh :anjali:
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