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Dhammasangani

Trans. Khine; Page 2
enumerations of the Ultimate Realities

II)  Division Concerning Corporeality

Dhama which are Neither Meritorious nor Non-meritorious

  • There are four primary elements, and also Corporeality dependant on the four primary elements which together comprise all that is corporeal.
  • All that is Corporeality:
    1. is not a root cause
    2. has no root cause
    3. is not asssociated with root causes
    4. is due to a cause
    5. is conditioned
    6. is corporeality
    7. is mundane
    8. is an object (favorable to the arising of) defilements that befuddle the mind
    9. is an object (...) of fetters
    10. Is an object (...) of bonds
    11. is an object (...) of whirlpools
    12. is an object (...) of yokes
    13. is an object (...) of hindrances
    14. is an object of misconception
    15. is an object (...) of clinging
    16. is an object (...) of defilements
    17. is neither meritorious nor demeritorious
    18. does not attend to object
    19. is not mental concomitant
    20. is not associated with mind
    21. is not a resultant nor that which causes resultants
    22. is not defiled but is an object (...) of defilements
    23. is neither with initial application of the mind nor with sustained application of the mind
    24. does not have initial application of the mind nor sustained application of the mind
    25. is without both initial application of the mind and sustained application of the mind
    26. does not arise together with delightful satisfaction
    27. does not arise together with happiness
    28. does not arise together with equanimity
    29. is neither eliminated by sotapatti magga nor by the three higher maggas
    30. is not with root cause eliminated by sotapatti magga or by the three higher maggas
    31. neither leads to rebirth and death nor to the realization of Nibbana
    32. is neither the mental properties of ariyas still training themselves for arahantship nor of ariyas who have completed the training and have attained arahantship
    33. has limited efficacy
    34. pertains to the sensuous sphere
    35. does not pertain to the Fine Material sphere
    36. does not pertain to the Non-material sphere
    37. is included in the mundane
    38. is not supramundane
    39. does not unfailingly produce results
    40. does not lead to liberation
    41. can be known by six kinds of consciousness while in existence
    42. is subject to impermanence
    43. is subject to aging and decay

    thus is Corporeality enumerated in single categories

  • what follows, I will not copy in whole. 

Second method (Duka): Counting Corporeality in two categories in 104 sets (sumarized)

    Fourteen misc. dyads
  1. There is corporeality which is dependant/nondependant
  2. Corp. resulting from previous deeds (and not) attended by craving and wrong view
  3. Corp. resulting from previous deeds (and not) attended by craving and wrong view, and subject to clinging
  4. visible/invisible (follow formula of 1.)
  5. impingement/without...
  6. faculty/not...
  7. primary/not
  8. bodily intimation/not
  9. caused by mind/not
  10. arises with mind/not caused by mind
  11. accompanies mind/never
  12. arises internally/externally
  13. gross/subtle
  14. There is corporeality which is distant/There is corporeality which is near
    25 dyads concerning bases
  • There is corporeality which is the base of contact associated with Eye-consciousness...body-consciousness /not the base...
  • There is corp. which is the base of Sensation caused by contact associated with eye-consciousness... body-consciousness /not the base...
  • ...perception...
  • ...volition...
  • there is corporeality whic his the base of eye...body-consciousness/not the base...
    25 dyads concerning sense-objects
  • ...as before but "there is corporeality which is the sense-object of Contact..."
    Ten dyads concerning sense-bases
  • There is corporeality which is the sense-base of eye...body consciousness/not the base
  • ...and the sensory objects...
    Ten dyads concerning elements
  • There is corporeality which is eye element/ not eye-element
  • etc, to body-element/not
  • etc, for visible object... tangible object
    Eight dyads concerning faculties
  • ...eye/not eye-faculty... body/not body-faculty
  • faculty of femininity/masculinity/vitality ...and not...
    Twelve dyads concerning Subtle Corporeality
  • bodily intimation/not...
  • vocal/not...
  • element of space/not...
  • cohesion/not...
  • (i like) there is corporeality which is quickness of Corporeality (and not...)
  • malleability of corp /not...
  • preparedness of corporeality for good action/not...
  • corporeality which arises at the beginning of conception/not...
  • corp of continued development/not...
  • corp which is at the stage of aging and decay/not...
  • dissolution/not...
  • nutriment derived from gross or fine foods/not...

Third method (Tika): Counting corporeality in three categories in 103 sets

  1. Internal dependant/external dependant/ external non-dependant
  2. internal corporeality born of kamma/external/external not born of kamma
  3. kamma-born, object of clinging (as above
  4. internal non-visible/external visible/external non-visible
  5. internal corporeality with impingment/external with/external without
  6. faculty
  7. primary element
  8. physical expression
  9. intimation by physical expression
  10. arises together with mind
  11. accompanies mind
  12. internal corporeality which is gross/external-gross/ext-subtle
  13. near near distant
twentyfive triads concerning bases
  • External corporeality which is not the base of Contact associated with eye...body-consciousness.
    Internal corporeality which is the base of contact associated with eye...body-consciousness
    Internal corporeality which is not the base of Contact associated with eye...body-consciousness
  • base of sensation caused by contact
  • ...perception...
  • ...volition...
twenty five triads concerning sense objects
ten triads concerning sense-bases
ten triads concerning elements
twelve triads concerning subtle corporeality
  • use your imagination

Fourth (Catukka):Counting of corporeality in four categories in 22 sets

  • There is dependent Corporeality which is born of Kamma
    dependent... not borne of kamma
    non-dependent... born of kamma
    non-dependent... not born of kamma
  • kamma-born, object of clinging, etc
  • impingments
  • subtle/gross
  • etc...

(Pancaka) Counting corporeality in five categories (in one set, as are the rest)

  • There is element of solidity
  • Element of Cohesion
  • Element of Heat
  • Element of Motion
  • There is Corporeality dependent on these

(Chakka) Counting Corp... in sixes..

  • There is corporeality cognizible by eye-consciousness... body-consciousness
  • There is corporeality cognizible by Mind

(Sattaka) ...sevens...

  • There is corporeality cognizible by eye-consciousness... body-consciousness
  • corporeality cognizible by mind-element / mind-consciousness-element

(Atthaka) ...eights...

  • There is corporeality cognizible by eye-consciousness... tougue-consciousness
  • corporeality with pleasant/unpleasant contact cognizible by body-consciousness
  • corporeality cognizible by mind-element / mind-consciousness-element

(Navakka) ...nines...

  • corporeality which is the eye-faculty... body-faculty
  • faculty of masculinity/femininity, faculty of vitality
  • Corporeality which is not a Faculty

(Dasaka) ...Tens...

  • corporeality which is the eye-faculty... body-faculty
  • faculty of masculinity/femininity, faculty of vitality
  • Corporeality which is not a Faculty and is with impingement/without impingement

(Ekadasaka) Counting of Corporeality in Eleven Categories

  • corporeality which is eye-consciousness...body-consciousness (1-5)
  • corporeality which is visible object... tangible object (6-10)
  • "there is corporeality which is not visible and is without impingment, and is included in the corporeality which causes the arising of mind-consciousness (subtle corporeality).

Exposition in detail

  • The eye, defined: The eye means the corporeality which is the sense-base of eye-consciousness i.e. eye-sensitivity dependent on the four primary elements.  The eye sensitivity forms part of the body, is not visible, and arises with impingement.

    With this Eye-sensitivity which is not visible and which arises with impingment, one saw, sees, will see, and may see a visible object which is visible and which arises with impingment.

    The corporeality of eye-sensitivity is also known as the eye, also as the Sense-Base of Eye-Consciousness, also as the Eye-Faculty, also as:
    • the world--loka--because of its nature of arising and dissolution)
    • a door--dvara--it leads to the arising of mental phenomena such as Contact)
    • the ocean--samudda--because it is never filled)
    • the unblemished--pandara--because it is free of defilements
    • the field--khetta--because it is where mental phenomena such as contact arise
    • the base--vatthu--because it is the basis on which mental phenomena... arise
    • the guide--netta--because it guides the body along
    • the conductor--nayana--because it conducts the body along safely
    • the near shore--orimatira--because it forms part of the body which pertains to this side of the river, samsara; the opposite shore is nibbana where there are no Khanda (aggregates)
    • the empty villiage--sunnogama--because it is like an ownerless, deserted villiage; it belongs to no particular mental phenomenon; mental phenomena arise there and vanish there.
  • likewise are the other sense-bases defined.
  • lists of marginal interest of types of sounds, colors, tastes, qualities of male and female...etc.
  • "634:  what is the corporeality which is the faculty of vitality?" [fair question...]

    There is the life-essence of physical phenomena, their stability, their going on, their being sustained, the fact of their existence, the cause of their existence, their preservation, vitality as the Faculty of Vitality." (397)
  • bodily intimation: to one going forward, back, looking straight ahead, looking sideways, bending or stretching, there arises, because of meritorious or demeritorious thoughts that resoluteness of the body , clear resoluteness, obvious resoluteness, making one's wishes known, making one's wishes clearly known, making one's wishes fully known.
  • Element of Space: There is open space, that which has the nature of being open space, the sky, that which has the nature of the sky, opening, that which has the nature of opening, the fact of being untouched by the four elements.
  • Corporeality which arises internally:sense base of eye-consciousness... body-consciousness (the five pasada rupas)
  • corporeality which arises externally: visible objects which causes the arising of eye-consciousness, etc, nutriment derived from gross or fine food...
  • "666.  What is corporeality which is caused by mind?

    "There is bodily intimation and vocal intimation. 

    " Apart from these, there is also Corporeality which is born of mind, which has mind as root cause, which has mind as origin, such as the Corporeality which is a visible object which causes the arising of eye consciousness,... tangible object that causes the arising of Body-consciousness, the element of space, the element of cohesion, Quickness of corporeality, Malleability of corporeality, preparedness of corporeality for good action, Corporeality which arises at the beginning of conception, Corporeality which is the continued development, and nutriment derived from gross or fine food." (411)
  • "667: What is the corporeality which is not caused by mind?

    "There is corporeality which is the sense-base of Eye-consciousness ... the corporeality which is the sense-base of Body-Consciousness, the faculty of femininity/ masculinity/ vitality, corporeality at the stage of aging and decay, and corporeality at the stage of dissolution.

    "Apart from these, there is also Corporeality which is not born of mind, which does not have mind as root cause, which does not have mind as origin, such as the Corporeality which is a visible object which causes the arising of Eye-Consciousness...as above..." (412)
  • these formulae above are used all over the place.  The first contains more unique information, the second, generic.
  • near and distant in the matrix, above, means "obvious" and "not obvious"

End of the division concerning corporeality
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