9. Is it true that due to avijja (ignorance) there arise sankharas, volitional actions or mental formations? (Doubt about Paticcasamuppada, the Law of Dependent Origination).
Therefore only scepticism about the Buddha and so on should be understood as Vicikiccha.
Doubts Which Are Not Vicikiccha
Doubts in the meaning of words and sentences, or doubts as to which route to follow on a journey, etc., do not constitute Vicikiccha. Even Arahants sometimes have doubts on the meaning of Vinaya Rules, whether such an act is in accordance with the Vinaya or not. In this case it is not Vicikiccha. It simply is conjecturing or discursive thinking, Vitakka. Only scepticism on the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Samgha amounts to Vicikiccha.
When scepticism or doubts arise they should be dispelled by asking the learned. Only then can there be complete faith and reverence in the Three Jewels.
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