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Abhidhamma View : Dependent Arising 2, 3

Postby yawares » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:15 pm

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:candle: Abhidhamma View : Dependent Arising 2, 3 :candle:
[Presented by Dr.Tep Sastri @ SariputtaDhamma/JTN/Mult]


CMA VIII, p. 296:

(2) Dependent on kammic formations arises consciousness: That is, the kammic formations --the twenty-nine wholesome and unwholesome volitions-- condition the arising of the thirty-two kinds of resultant consciousness. At the moment of conception one especially potent kammic formation accumulated in the mental continuum of the deseased being generates one of the nineteen types of the rebirth consciousness in the realm appropriate for that kamma to mature. Thereafter, during the course of existence, other accumulated kammas generate other resultant type of consciousness according to circumstances, as explained at CMA V, p.211-214.


(3) Dependent on consciousness arises mind-and-matter: Whereas in step (2) vi~n~naa.na refers exclusively to resultant consciousnesses, here it signifies both the resultant consciousness and kammic consciousness of previous lives. The term "mind" (naama) denotes the cetasikas associated with resultant consciousness, the term "matter" (ruupa) denotes material phenomena produced by kamma. In five-constituent existence(pa~ncavokaarabhava) --that is, those realms where al five aggregates are found-- consciousness conditions both mind and matter together. But in four-constituent existence(catuvokaarabhava), the immaterial reals, it conditions mind alone. And in one-constituent existence(ekavokaarabhava), the realm of non-percipient beings it conditions matter alone. In the event of five-constituent rebirth, when the rebirth consciousness arises at the moment of rebirth-linking there arise simultaneously the other three mental aggregates of feeling, perception, and mental formations, along with a particular conglomeration of material phenomena --in the case of human beings, the material decades of the body, sex, and the heart-base. Because consciousness is the chief of these mental and material elements, it is said that consciousness conditions mind and matter.

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