Sunday, December 9, 2012

Dependent Perception


How does Dependent Origination apply to Perception (sañña) in Buddhism?

The Five Aggregates (pañca khandha) of ‘grasping at a self’ (ego) are:
rūpa (Form)
vedanā (feeling)
sañña (perception)
saṅkhāra (formation/volition)
viññāṇa (consciousness)

Paticcasamuppāda (dependent origination/arising)/ Twelve Nidanas are:

With Avidyā (Ignorance) as condition, saṅkhāra (Mental Formations) arise
With saṅkhāra (Mental Formations) as condition, Vijñāna (Consciousness) arises
With Vijñāna (Consciousness) as condition, Nāma & rūpa (Mind and Matter) arise
With Nāma & rūpa (Mind and Matter) as condition, Ṣalāyatana (Sense Gates) arise
With Ṣalāyatana (Sense Gates) as condition, Phaśsa (Contact) arises
With Phaśsa (Contact) as condition, Vedanā (Feeling) arises
With Vedanā (Feeling) as condition, Thaṇhā (Craving) arises
With Thaṇhā (Craving) as condition, Upādāna (Clinging) arises
With Upādāna (Clinging) as condition, Bhava (Becoming) arises
With Bhava (Becoming) as a condition, Jāti (Birth) arises
With Jāti (Birth) as condition, Jarā (Aging) & maraṇa (Dying) arise

How does sañña (perception) in Five Aggregates fit into Dependent Origination ?

If not, is sañña (perception) a constant?

Additional Details
@Fake Genius,
As you mentioned, if Nibbanna is the cessation of perception (breaking cycle),
why sañña (perception) is missing in Paticcasamuppāda (Dependent Origination)?


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