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Cetana Sutta, aka: Cetanā sutta; 2 Definition(s)

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Cetanā,(f.abstr.fr.cet,see cinteti) state of ceto in action,thinking as active thought,intention,purpose,will.Defined as action (kamma:A iii.415; cp.KV.VIII,9,§ 38 untraced quotation; cp.A.V,292).Often combd w.patthanā & paṇidhi (wish & aspiration),e.g.S.II,99,154; A.I,32,224; V 212; Nd2 112 (in def.of asucimanussā,people of ignoble action:asuciyā cetanāya,patthanāya,paṇidhinā samannāgatā).Also classed with these in a larger group in KV.,e.g.343,380.-- Combd w.vedanā saññā c.citta phassa manasikāra in def.of nāmakāya (opp.rūpakāya) S.II,3 (without citta),Ps.I,183 (do.); Nett 77,78.-- Enumd under the four blessings of vatthu,paccaya,c.,guṇātireka (-sampadā) & def.as “cetanāya somanassa-sahagatañāṇa-sampayutta-bhāvo" at DhA.III,94.-- C.is opposed to cetasika (i.e.ceto) in its determination of the 7 items of good conduct (see sīla) which refers to actions of the body (or are wilful,called cetanākamma Nett 43,96; otherwise distinguished as kāya- & vacīkammantā A.V,292 sq.),whereas the 3 last items (sīla 8--10) refer to the behaviour of the mind (cetasikakamma Nett.,mano-kammanta A),viz.the shrinking back from covetousness,malice,& wrong views.‹-› Vin.III,112; S.III,60; A.II,232 (kaṇhassa kammassa pahānāya cetanā:intention to give up wrong-doing); VvA.72 (vadhaka-cetanā wilful murder); maraṇacetanā intention of death DhA.I,20; āhār’āsā cetanā intention consisting in deśire for food Vism.537.‹-› PvA.8,30 (pariccāga° intention to give); Pug.12; Miln.94; Sdhp.52,72.-- In scholastic lgg.often expld as cetanā sañcetanā sañcetayitatta (viz.state or behaviour of volition) Dhs.5; Vbh.285.-- Cp.Dhs.58 (+citta); Vbh.401 (id.); Vbh.40,403; Vism.463 (cetayatī ti cetanā; abhisandahatī ti attho).(Page 271)

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1. Cetana Sutta - That which we will and intend to do and with which we are occupied, that becomes an object (arammana) for the persistence of consciousness (vinnana). The object being there, there comes to be a station of consciousness. Consciousness being stationed and growing, there is renewed existence with all its consequent ills. S.ii.65f.

2. Cetana Sutta - Same as above, with name and form substituted for rebirth, and the other factors of the paticca samuppada following there from. S.ii.66.

3. Cetana Sutta - Same as (1), except that consciousness, being stationed and growing, there comes a bending (nati) followed, serially, by a going to a coming (agatigati), decease, rebirth, etc. S.ii.66f.

4. Cetana Sutta - Volitioned acts occasioned by form, sound, etc., are impermanent. S.iv.227.

5. Cetana Sutta - The arising of volitional acts is the appearing of decay and death; their cessation, its cessation. S.iii.230.

6. Cetana Sutta - The desire and lust that is in will, concerning shape, etc., is corruption of the heart. S.iii.233.

7. Cetana Sutta - Preached to Ananda. Rebirth is due to intention (cetana) and aspiration (patthana) being established in a lower element because of ignorance. A.i.224.

8. Cetana Sutta - Where there is action of body, speech or mind, there arises pleasure or pain caused by intention (cetana). This is due to ignorance; when ignorance is destroyed, there is no field or base for such action. A.ii.157f.

9. Cetana Sutta - In a monk possessed of good conduct spiritual life proceeds spontaneously, not intentionally. A.v.2f.

10. Cetana Sutta - The same, in substance, as (9). A.v.312f.

Added: 11.Apr.2009 | Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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