Lovingfriendliness is there. Compassion is there.
The point is, not necessarily. It depends. There is a bit of an over-selling going on here, which could be confusing and misleading.
Well, of course, being a stickler for particulars, you are correct. However, the quote is transcribed from the talk in the video. I don't think Bhante Gunaratana necessarily meant to imply that this is always
the case. He was just making a point about the dynamism of absorption and various mental factors being possibly present. That's all. And that is
the context of his statement.
tiltbillings wrote:Also, They don't die is simply unclear, as stated in the context of the paragraph quoted.
Did you bother to watch the video? Perhaps that might clear it up for you. The context is right there if you'll just avail yourself of it. It's not like anything is being hidden. Besides, what's not clear about: "All these are mental factors. They don't die." Meaning, to me, they don't necessarily subside if they have arisen. Bhante is using his own idiom in a language that it not his mother tongue attempting to communicate an idea. Give the guy a break, sheesh!
"The gift of truth exceeds all other gifts" — Dhammapada, v. 354 Craving XXIV