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?
Born, become, arisen – made, prepared, short-lived
Bonded by decay and death – a nest for sickness, perishable
Produced by seeking nutriment – not fit to take delight in


Departure from this is peaceful – beyond reasoning and enduring
Unborn, unarisen – free from sorrow and stain
Ceasing of all factors of suffering – stilling of all preparations is bliss

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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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