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Re: [Pali] cittassa ekadhammassa

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  • Nina van Gorkom
    Venerable Phra Kaset, ... N: the word dhamma has many meanings. It can also stand for reality. Sometimes it is translated as thing . Ven. Bodhi (The Connected
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      Venerable Phra Kaset,
      Op 18-jun-2010, om 1:27 heeft Phra Kaset het volgende geschreven:

      > Kenassu niiyati loko, kenassu parikassati; Kissassu ekadhammassa,
      > sabbeva vasamanvaguu''ti.``Cittena niiyati loko, cittena
      > parikassati; Cittassa ekadhammassa, sabbeva vasamanvaguu''ti.S.I.
      > 39, Cittasutta.m
      >
      > By what then is the world led. By what then is the world dragged
      > out. Of what having Dhamma only are all things then under control?
      > The world is led by the mind. The world is dragged out by the mind.
      > When the mind has Dhamma only, then all things are under control.
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      N: the word dhamma has many meanings. It can also stand for reality.
      Sometimes it is translated as 'thing'.
      Ven. Bodhi (The Connected Discourses, I, 7, 62, Citta) translates it
      as 'thing':
      <The world is led around by mind;
      By mind it is dragged here and there.
      Mind is the one thing that has
      All under control.>

      Instead of 'thing' I am personally inclined to 'reality'.
      Ven. Bodhi adds from the commentary:<Those who come under the control
      of the mind are subjected to total obsession.The sutta speaks of
      those who have not fully understood reality. But those who have fully
      understood the aggregates and abandoned the defilements do not come
      under control of the mind;rather, it is the mind that comes under
      their control.>

      With respect,
      Nina.

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