Study Report 23

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Pali Text:
Saññā saññākkhandhoti?
Diṭṭhisaññā saññā, na saññākkhandho. Saññākkhandho saññā ceva saññākkhandho ca.
Khandhā rūpakkhandhoti?
Rūpakkhandho khandho ceva rūpakkhandho ca. Avasesā khandhā na rūpakkhandho.

Translation:
(i) Q. Is that which is called ‘perception’ called ‘aggregate of perception’?
A. Perception that is [used as a term for] wrong view is called ‘perception’ but is not called ‘aggregate of perception’. The aggregate of perception is called both ‘perception’ and ‘aggregate of perception’.
Q. Is that which is called ‘aggregates’ called the ‘aggregate of matter’?
A. The aggregate of matter is called both ‘aggregate’ and ‘aggregate of matter’. The remaining aggregates are not called ‘aggregate of matter’.

Guide:
Perception that is [used as a term for] wrong view is wrong view mental factor. It is called ‘perception’. It is not called ‘aggregate of perception’. The aggregate of perception is perception mental factor.

The remaining aggregates, which are not called ‘aggregate of matter’, are aggregate of feeling, aggregate of perception, aggregate of mental formation, and aggregate of consciousness.

Pali Text:
Saññā saññākkhandhoti?
Diṭṭhisaññā saññā, na saññākkhandho. Saññākkhandho saññā ceva saññākkhandho ca.
Khandhā vedanākkhandhoti?
Vedanākkhandho khandho ceva vedanākkhandho ca. Avasesā khandhā na vedanākkhandho.

Translation:
(ii) Q. Is that which is called ‘perception’ called ‘aggregate of perception’?
A. Perception that is [used as a term for] wrong view is called ‘perception’ but is not called ‘aggregate of perception’. The aggregate of perception is called both ‘perception’ and ‘aggregate of perception’.
Q. Is that which is called ‘aggregates’ called the ‘aggregate of feeling’?
A. The aggregate of feeling is called both ‘aggregate’ and ‘aggregate of feeling’. The remaining aggregates are not called ‘aggregate of feeling’.

Pali Text:
Saññā saññākkhandhoti?
Diṭṭhisaññā saññā, na saññākkhandho. Saññākkhandho saññā ceva saññākkhandho ca.
Khandhā saṅkhārakkhandhoti?
Saṅkhārakkhandho khandho ceva saṅkhārakkhandho ca. Avasesā khandhā na saṅkhārakkhandho.

Translation:
(iii) Q. Is that which is called ‘perception’ called ‘aggregate of perception’?
A. Perception that is [used as a term for] wrong view is called ‘perception’ but is not called ‘aggregate of perception’. The aggregate of perception is called both ‘perception’ and ‘aggregate of perception’.
Q. Is that which is called ‘aggregates’ called the ‘aggregate of mental formation’?
A. The aggregate of mental formation is called both ‘aggregate’ and ‘aggregate of mental formation’. The remaining aggregates are not called ‘aggregate of mental formation’.

Pali Text:
Saññā saññākkhandhoti?
Diṭṭhisaññā saññā, na saññākkhandho, saññākkhandho saññā ceva saññākkhandho ca.
Khandhā viññāṇakkhandhoti?
Viññāṇakkhandho khandho ceva viññāṇakkhandho ca. Avasesā khandhā na viññāṇakkhandho.

Translation:
(iv) Q. Is that which is called ‘perception’ called ‘aggregate of perception’?
A. Perception that is [used as a term for] wrong view is called ‘perception’ but is not called ‘aggregate of perception’. The aggregate of perception is called both ‘perception’ and ‘aggregate of perception’.
Q. Is that which is called ‘aggregates’ called the ‘aggregate of consciousness’?
A. The aggregate of consciousness is called both ‘aggregate’ and ‘aggregate of consciousness’. The remaining aggregates are not called ‘aggregate of consciousness’.




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Dhammanando at E-sangha said...

Hi Chew,

As we are still in the Term-purifying section of the Yamaka, the point to be understood here is that all varieties of the paramattha dhamma of saññā are included in saññākkhandha, but, the term 'saññā' can also designate things which are not included in saññākkhandha. This point won't be made clear if the word 'iti' is left untranslated.

As for diṭṭhisaññā, if we follow the Yamaka sub-commentaries this wouldn't mean "wrong views based on perception", but rather, "perception that is [used as a term for] wrong view." The examples given of this usage are the Sutta term 'papañcasaññā' and the term 'saññasatto' in the Suddhaṭṭhaka Sutta:

sayaṃ samādāya vatāni jantu, uccāvacaṃ gacchati saññasatto
vidvā ca vedehi samecca dhammaṃ, na uccāvacaṃ gacchati bhūripañño

A mortal undertaking vows himself, being attached to perceptions, advances and backslides. But the sage, the one of abundant wisdom, neither advances nor backslides, having realized the Dhamma by means of the knowledges [of the way]. (Suttanipāta 798)



And so I would translate:

Q. Is that which is called 'perception' called 'aggregate of perception'?
A. Perception that is [used as a term for] wrong view is called 'perception' but is not called 'aggregate of perception'. The aggregate of perception is called both 'perception' and 'aggregate of perception'.

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Q. Is that which is called 'aggregates' called the 'aggregate of matter'?
A. The aggregate of matter is called both 'aggregate' and 'aggregate of matter'. The remaining aggregates are not called 'aggregate of matter'.



Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu