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Vatta: 1. 'round', 2. 'round of rebirths'.

  1. With reference to the Dependent Origination paticcasamuppāda, Vis.M XVII speaks of 3 rounds: the kamma round kamma-vatta comprising the kammic-constructions and the kammaprocess 2nd and 10th links; the round of defilements kilesa-vatta comprising ignorance, craving and clinging 1st, 8th and 9th links; the round of results vipāka-vatta comprising consciousness, mind and materiality, 6 bases, contact, feeling 3rd-7th links. Cf. paticcasamuppāda diagram.
  2. Round of rebirth = Samsara


Maha Thera Nyanatiloka. Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, Buddhist Publication Society, first edition 1952.

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