Re: On Siila 10.
- Dear Lukas,
> I am interested to know, how this carita and varita siilaI think that the three virati cetasikas, sammmavaca, sammakammmanta and sammajiva, the three path factors, when they arise they do so together with pa~n~na (sammaditthi) and the other factors, and then it is adhisila, which knows the dangers of akusala and avoids it, naturally, as one would normally avoid stepping on a banana peel, when it's on one's way.
> refers to virati cetasikas, that abstain from, as a
> cetasikas. Can they also appear while no refraining like
> carita-siila? Acharn often says not all the time siila. The
> same Buddha sometimes he praise 8-fold Path sometimes 5-fold
> Path without siila included.
- Dear Lukas & all,
"The detailed explanation of virtue is given in diverse ways in the Visuddhimagga (Chapter I), in the passage beginning: "Virtue is the states beginning with volition present in one who abstains from the destruction of life, etc., or in one who fulfils the practice of the duties." All that should he brought in here. Only there is this distinction: in that work the discussion of virtue has come down for beings who seek the enlightenment of disciples; but here, because the discussion is intended for great bodhisattvas, it should be explained making compassion and skilful means the forerunners.
"Just as the Great Man does not dedicate the merits from his practice of virtue to his own release from affliction in the unfortunate destinations, or to his own achievement of kingship in the fortunate destinations, or to becoming a world-ruling monarch, a god, Sakka, Mara, or Brahma, so too he does not dedicate it to his own attainment of the threefold knowledge, the six direct knowledges, the four discriminations, the enlightenment of a disciple, or the enlightenment of a paccekabuddha. But rather he dedicates it only for the purpose of becoming an omniscient Buddha in order to enable all beings to acquire the incomparable adornment of virtue.
"This is the method of practising the perfection of virtue."