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?
susukhaṃ vata nibbānaṃ,
asokaṃ virajaṃ khemaṃ,
yattha dukkhaṃ 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 panītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all fabrications, the relinquishment of all attachments, 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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