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Abhidhamma View:Emancipation; Path and Fruit Attainment

Postby yawares » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:08 pm

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:candle: Abhidhamma View : Emancipation; Path and Fruit Attainment :candle:
[Presented by Dr.Tep Sastri @sariputtadhamma/JTN]


CMA IX, p. 357 - 358:

Hence, with the insight leading to emergence one contemplates on non-self, then the path is known as the void emancipation; if one contemplates on impermanence, then the path is known as the signless emancipation; if one contemplates on suffering, then the path is known as the desireless emancipation. Thus the path receives three names according to the way of insight. Likewise, the fruit occurring in the cognitive process of the path receives these three names according to the way of the path.

When the meditator attains the path through the contemplation of non-self, the path makes Nibbaana its object through the aspect of voidness as devoid of self and it is thus known as the void emancipation. When he attains the path through the contemplation of impermanence, the path makes Nibbaana its object through the signless aspect --as devoid of the sign of formations-- and it is thus known as the signless emancipation. When he attains the path through the contemplation of suffering, the path makes Nibbaana its object through the desireless aspect --as being free from the desire of craving-- and it is thus known as the desireless emancipation. The fruit too receives the same designation as the path that preceded it.
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However, in the cognitive process of the attainment of fruition, to those who contemplate in the foregoing manner, the fruits that arise respectively in each case are termed the void emancipation, etc., only in accordance with the way of insight. But as regards objects and respective qualities, the three names are applied equally to all paths and fruits everywhere.

When a noble disciple enters his respective fruition attainment, the fruition experience is named after the type of insight that led immediately to its attainment, not after the original path attainment in the cognitive process of the path. That is, if he enters the fruition attainment by the contemplation of non-self, the fruition is called the void emancipation; if by the contemplation of impermanence, the signless emanicpation; and if by the contemplation of suffering, the desireless emancipation. But loosely speaking all paths and fruits can receive all three names because they all take as object Nibbaana --which is signless, desireless, and void-- and they all share the qualities of being signless, desireless, and void.
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