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mud wrote:Does anyone know of a sutta that mentions that Lobha and Dosa cannot arise at exact same moment?
dhamma_spoon wrote:They cannot arise at the same time since dosa (aversion) is repulsive and lobha is attractive, thus they are opposite and do not co-exist.
dhamma_spoon wrote:Furthermore, if the two roots can arise at the same moment, then no one can be mindful of them and abandon them at the same time.
Sobeh wrote:I'd like to know why this question is being asked...
Aside from idle curiosity about simultaneity, is this the sort of question spawned by one's meditation, through some aspect of practical Sila, ...or is it just a chase after wind? Perhaps there are no Suttas which decide this issue one way or the other. I am asking, does there even need to be such?
mikenz66 wrote:Thanks for the comments Tep. It seems implicit in the Abhidhamma classification that lobha and dosa (greed and hatred) are mutually exclusive roots (e.g. see I.4 of Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma). However, it is stated that mula (delusion) is always present when one of the other two arise.