vinasp wrote: Who agrees with this? Who does not agree?
vinasp wrote: My answer would be that the suffering and the craving are separated by a lifetime.
If the suffering is in this lifetime, then the craving which is its origin is in the
vinasp wrote: If one is trying to bring it to an end... one has to understand what sustains this 'being'.
one has to understand how it continues through time
vinasp wrote:If 'birth' is the start of the next life, then 'aging-and-death .... despair', are
suffering in the next life.
In the last line, what does 'this whole mass of suffering' refer to?
Should it be 'that whole mass of suffering', in the future?
Or does it mean that the mass of suffering in this life originates in the same way?
Where does one 'locate' oneself, in the middle eight items, so that 'birth' is in
the future? Or in the last two items, so that craving is in the previous life?
vinasp wrote: So a present state of mind is fully described by a set of eight items. If you try to use all twelve it just does not work.
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