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Bhavanga sotha

Postby BlueLotus » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:15 am

Is bhavanga sotha same as mind stream?

What is bhavanga? Did Buddha teach it?

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Re: Bhavanga sotha

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Re: Bhavanga sotha

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:24 am

Greetings,

BlueLotus wrote:Did Buddha teach it?

No. It's mentioned a couple of times in the Patthāna of the Abhidhamma Pitaka, but from there on it was commentators and meditation teachers who took the ball and ran with it.

http://www.palikanon.com/english/wtb/b_ ... a_sota.htm

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Re: Bhavanga sotha

Postby BlueLotus » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:57 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

BlueLotus wrote:Did Buddha teach it?

No. It's mentioned a couple of times in the Pitthana of the Abhidhamma Pitaka, but from there on it was commentators and meditation teachers who took the ball and ran with it.

thank you retrofuturist

Where is Pitthana of the Abhidhamma Pitaka,

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Re: Bhavanga sotha

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:30 pm

BlueLotus wrote:Where is Pitthana of the Abhidhamma Pitaka,

Here is some information about the Abhidhamma, which is either an elaboration, or taught by the Buddha, depending on your point of view:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/abhi/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abhidhamma_Pitaka

There are various threads discussing how Bhavanga "solves" a problem of continuity of conciousness:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=4941#p76352
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=9585&start=100#p147428
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=13359
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4407

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