Re: [dsg] Re: Puggala pa~n~natti
- Dear Tep,
This is with regard to a message that you addressed to Nina. I hope you would excuse my intrusion. Here is the passage I am interested in:
"T: Thank you this injection of pure Abhidhammic talk. The
citta "phenomenon" you just described is not unlike the electron flow
generation at a "generator base" inside a power generator of any
electric utility. No electrons last while new ones are being rapidly
generated, and we have electricity flows in cables to light up a
whole city downstream."
I have seen "electrons" and "electricity", if my memory serves me right, in some of your earlier communications.
Now, my question is: What is an electron?
I'll give my thesis: It is a figment of one's imagination. Reason: There are descriptions of the electron as a particle or as a wave.
So what is your reaction?
The Abhidhamma is beyond me. But this sort of stuff--electricity and electrons--I have some familiarity.
Lots of mettaa,
D. G. D. C. Wijeratna
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- Dear Alex,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "truth_aerator" <truth_aerator@...> wrote:
> Dear Sarah, Nina,
> When, lets say, "lobha" cetasika arises, how do we know that it is lobha and not something else?
S: Only panna can know when it arises and directly understands the characteristic of that lobha when it appears.
Trying to 'work it out', will never know it.