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Nothing Emerges without a Proximate Cause!



What causes Greed and Lust to arise?

Contacted by an attractive object, pleasurable feeling arises. If unaware
and untrained, then pleasurable feeling instantly makes craving towards
the object arise! This pleasant feeling thus causes greed and lust to arise.

What causes Ill-Will and Anger to arise?
Contacted by a repulsive object, painful feeling arises. If unaware and
untrained, then the painful feeling instantly makes craving away from the
object arise! This unpleasant feeling thus causes ill-will & anger to arise.

What causes Delusion and Ignorance to arise?
Contacted by a neither attractive, nor repulsive object, then a neither
pleasurable, nor painful, neutral feeling arises.  If unaware and untrained,
then this neutral, neither pleasurable, nor painful feeling instantly makes
craving for neglecting the object arise... This neutral feeling thus causes
delusion and ignorance to arise.

What is the relationship between the Mental Defilements and Craving?
Craving is the growth force and also media for the mental defilements:
Because of craving this state (e.g. wealth), aversion for the opposite state
(e.g. poverty) arises. Possessiveness, envy and jealousy soon follows, which
again enables violence & cruelty. Pain is the result of all such defilements.

What is the relationship between the Defilements & Self-Identification?
Self-Identification (egocentrism) is the glue holding together all mental
defilements. Eg: How to ever be possessive, if there is no ego or owner? ;-)

What is the absolute absence of all Greed, Hate and Ignorance?
The state Nibbāna  reached at the completion of the Noble 8-fold Way
is the absolute and irreversible absence of all greed, hate and ignorance!


Beings causally create future states by intending them!

More on Causality:
Caused by What, The_Proximate_Cause, Causes of Emergence,
Profound_Causality, Past_Cause_Present_Effect


Proximate Cause!

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