Dear PulsarPulsar wrote: ↑Thu Mar 23, 2023 1:34 pmWhat is conditionality? Does it not mean how consciousness arises (every moment) based on a sense organ coming into contact with a sense object? There are 6 of these, and in Chinese agama suttas they call these six realms. And I truly believe these are the only realms we experience.
In one of these realms, name and form come together creating a new consciousnes every second.
Understanding this is crucial to the serious practitioner.
This is correct. And surely that is taught in the Sutta Pitaka and Abhidhamma Pitaka and the Commentaries.
As you say there is a new consciousness every second: Indeed a new one every split second.
From a discussion with Sujin Boriharnwanaket:
https://classicaltheravada.org/t/sujin- ... deos/100/4
In Thailand some people spend their time going north, west, south, to look for dhamma. But when that anyone understands what dhamma is, one doesn’t have to go anywhere, because any moment is dhamma. So it depends on understanding from hearing and considering as pariyatti[intellectual undersatnding], which can condition patipatti[direct understanding], which the Thai use to term patibat. Patipatti means that which reaches reality with right understanding from pariyatti.
Without hearing and considering as pariyatti, no conditions for direct awareness to begin to understand reality, which is so very deep. For example, who can think about that which is eye-base or eye-sense as ayatana, at moment of seeing. At this moment, what is seeing is ayatana, and seeing itself, the manayatana, and the pasada rupa is cakkhayatana and cetasikas which arises with the seeing is dhammayatana. All four have to be present at that moment, or now at this moment. So people just read about ayatana and can remember the six and the twelve, but not knowing ayatanas right now, the living ones, the real ones, not the past ones. So by understanding ayatana at moment of experiencing anything, it is ayatana, right then. And not just one ayatana, not just only the inner and the outer, but citta cetasikas and rupas right then. All are conditioned just to condition one moment of seeing..[...]