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#1 Robert

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:43 AM

Hello,
Please explain what "triple root-cause” means in the reading below.
I've not come across it until now, thank you.

PATH OF PURIFICATION Part 1: Virtue (Sěla)
CHAPTER I

page 5

“When a wise man, established well in virtue,
Develops consciousness and understanding,
Then as a bhikkhu ardent and sagacious
He succeeds in disentangling this tangle” (S I 13).

page 7

7. Here is a brief commentary [on the stanza]. Established well in virtue: standing
on virtue. It is only one actually fulfilling virtue who is here said to “stand on
virtue.” So the meaning here is this: being established well in virtue by fulfilling
virtue. A man: a living being. Wise: possessing the kind of understanding that is born of kamma by means of a rebirth-linking with triple root-cause.

What is “triple root-cause” please?

Robert

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE(Robert @ Apr 2 2012, 09:43 PM) View Post

Hello,
Please explain what "triple root-cause” means in the reading below.
I've not come across it until now, thank you.

PATH OF PURIFICATION Part 1: Virtue (Sěla)
CHAPTER I

page 5

“When a wise man, established well in virtue,
Develops consciousness and understanding,
Then as a bhikkhu ardent and sagacious
He succeeds in disentangling this tangle” (S I 13).

page 7

7. Here is a brief commentary [on the stanza]. Established well in virtue: standing
on virtue. It is only one actually fulfilling virtue who is here said to “stand on
virtue.” So the meaning here is this: being established well in virtue by fulfilling
virtue. A man: a living being. Wise: possessing the kind of understanding that is born of kamma by means of a rebirth-linking with triple root-cause.

What is “triple root-cause” please?

Robert

Hi Robert,

According to Visuddhi-magga

PART I. VIRTUE (Săla)
CHAPTER I. DESCRIPTION OF VIRTUE
(Săla-niddesa)

Page 3, footnote 4:

"'With triple root-cause' means with non-greed, non-hate and non-delusion."

http://bodhipraha.cz...m...8&Itemid=33

mike