I came across this statement on another forum:
"[The Buddha is} omnisciently aware of the karmic impulses (constructive, destructive, or mixed) and the non-karmic untainted impulses that anything is the ripened result of. He is aware of the karmic causes of everything that happens to everyone, even of a simple headache."
This is from a Tibetan Buddhist source. Would Theravada agree? Isn't the range of the Buddha's knowledge one of the four imponderables; hence, the statement above is "conjecture leading to madness and vexation"?
The Buddha does discuss the ten powers of the Tathagata in MN 12, but I see nothing there implying omniscience with regard to, say, an ordinary Joe's headache on a Tuesday morning. Are all headaches attributable to kamma, anyway?
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on Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:02 pm, edited 2 times in total.