Introduction to Abhidhamma by Nina Van Gorkom - Question

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Introduction to Abhidhamma by Nina Van Gorkom - Question

Post by dylanj » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:31 am

"when someone speaks unpleasant words to us, the moment of experiencing the sound (hearing-consciousness) is akusala vipāka, the result of an unwholesome deed we performed ourselves."

What is the unwholesome deed we performed ourselves? Just any past negative kamma? Or something specific to the interaction?
susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī

Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases

etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all assets, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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Re: Introduction to Abhidhamma by Nina Van Gorkom - Question

Post by robertk » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:12 am

we cannot know what the original deed was. It could be from this life, or last life or from thousands of lives ago.

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