Study Report 7

The 1st of the FOUR Methods: Chapter on Purification of Words (Padasodhanavāro)


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Pali Text:
(i) Rūpaṃ rūpakkhandho?
Rūpakkhandho rūpaṃ?

(ii) Vedanā vedanākkhandho?
Vedanākkhandho vedanā?

(iii) Saññā saññākkhandho?
Saññākkhandho saññā?

(iv) Saṅkhārā saṅkhārakkhandho?
Saṅkhārakkhandho saṅkhārā?

(v) Viññāṇaṃ viññāṇakkhandho?
Viññāṇakkhandho viññāṇaṃ?

(i) It is rūpa. Is it matter aggregate?
It is matter aggregate. Is it rūpa?

(ii) It is feeling. Is it feeling aggregate?
It is feeling aggregate. Is it feeling?

(iii) It is perception. Is it perception aggregate?
It is perception aggregate. Is it perception?

(iv) They are formations. Are they mental formation aggregate?
It is mental formation aggregate. Is it formations?

(v) It is consciousness. Is it consciousness aggregate?
It is consciousness aggregate. Is it consciousness?


In the Summary Chapter, it just gives you the statements and questions, without answers. But don’t worry, in the Exposition Chapter, it comes with answers.

At here, it is very clear that it wants to make us clear to the Dhamma TERMs that we use. E.g. rūpa and matter aggregate.

That’s why; this chapter is called the Chapter on Purification of Words (that we use), and it is under Chapter on Terms (the Dhamma terms that we understand).

You can find all these terms are used in the Sutta. But sometimes, we do not really think properly. Or sometimes, we just guess or assume the meaning of the terms. This is also the reason why we need to study. So that it can help to clear our doubts, and straighten our views.

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