Re: Clasquin; & Abhidhamma & rights

Date: Wed, 04 Oct 1995 10:58:45 +0100
From: "peter.harvey" [email protected]
Subject: Re: Clasquin; & Abhidhamma & rights

Any of the five //skandhas//, say, 'feeling', is not 'essentially' owned either, but it still, in an 'empty' way, exists. However, it would not seem appropriate to give 'rights' the same status as process-events (//dharmas//) such as feeling. What their status is (if we accept them), I'm not exactly sure. The precepts can be said to exist, but as ideals, not process-events (though these are involved in following them). Impermanence exists (?) as a quality of all conditioned things, not itself a process-event. What this perhaps leads to is the question: what would an //Abhidhamma// scholar make of 'rights' talk. Or, on the other hand, is the appropriate type of discourse that of the //Vinaya//?

Peter Harvey