Re: [SanghaOnline] Re: Things are conditioned though they are not kammic effects
- Dear Mr Han,
Yes. I remembered your curiosity. I'll try to give answer.
Yours in the Dhamma,
Ashin Acara2008/7/31 han tun <hantun1@...>
Venerable Ashin Acara,
> Ashin Acara: This may not be an exact answer to your question. But this is related to your subject matter. Here are to be pondered.4) Many things in the world are conditioned by certain cause(s), but not kammic effect(s).
1) Abyaakataa dhammas are kammically neutral and do not produce kammic effects.
2) Abyaakata-dhamma may be conditioned by another abyaakata-dhamma.
3) Abyaakata-dhamma is not a kammic effect produced by another abyaakata-dhamma.
5) Said in Texts: "Just as appearance of moonlight is conditioned by disappearance of sunlight. . . . . ." [An example of patthana conditioning. ] Moonlight appears or conditioned. It's not a kammic effect. Similarly abyaakata-dhamma may be conditioned though it is not kammically produced. As said above, many things in the world are conditioned; and not kammic effect(s).
Han: Thank you very much, sir. As we have discussed off-line, I humbly accept your explanation that not all casual relations in Pathaana are conditioned by kamma. As you said, many things in the world are conditioned by certain cause(s), but not kammic effect(s).