FAQ Tag: Dependent Origination

Is it still possible to become an arahant when listening to a discourse, like in the time of the Buddha?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 5 was part of a daily 30-minute discussion on the suttas, the Dhamma…
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January 6, 2021 0

What is the connection between Ignorance and the Projections?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 4 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 22, 2020 0

What is the importance of Yoniso Manasikara?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 3 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 18, 2020 0

Can you talk a bit about the three kinds of Formations: mental, physical and verbal?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 1 was part of a daily 30-minute discussion on the suttas, the Dhamma…
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December 2, 2020 0

Does Formations basically decide which sense contact we want to experience?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 1 was part of a daily 30-minute discussion on the suttas, the Dhamma…
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December 2, 2020 0

In Dependent Origination, Consciousness conditions Mentality-Materiality and vice versa. How to understand this?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 1 was part of a daily 30-minute discussion on the suttas, the Dhamma…
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December 2, 2020 0

Why didn’t the Buddha add Perception to the links of Dependent Origination (DO)?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 1 was part of a daily 30-minute discussion on the suttas, the Dhamma…
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December 1, 2020 0

Where is Sati in Dependent Origination?

Sati – Mindfulness – is what sees Dependent Origination.


November 28, 2020 0

How does ‘Knowledge and Vision’ of Dependent Origination come about, in relation to the third and fourth Noble Truth?

Bit by bit, depending how much one doesn’t grasp and keeps letting go, the fetters are removed.  Little by little, Right View is established, until finally, the defilements cease, which…
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November 28, 2020 0

Is Knowledge and Vision only retrospective?

Knowledge is the understanding of the destruction of the fetters of Craving, Conceit and Ignorance. Those are absent so long as Contact remains empty of a sense of Self; Desireless;…
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November 28, 2020 0