zazang wrote:Having read this http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... gress.html , I have some doubts :-
zazang wrote:1. It says that the consciousness falls into Nibbana , where there are no formations. He becomes an Arahant.
After sometime , obviously the Arahant comes back to the sensual plane of existance. After this , can that Arahant again
and again still the formations whenever he wants or is it just a one time event in someone's lifespan ? Does the Arahant only see arising-passing of formations after that ?
zazang wrote:2. After which knowledge attainments in this progress of Insight , does a person reach the 3 pre-Arahant stages ( Sotapanna , Sagdagamini and Anagamini) ?
zazang wrote:3. What exactly is the cause and effect that a yogi notices so that he starts believing that Paticccasamupada ( Dependent Origination ) is true ?
zazang wrote:4. From what I make out , a yogi is supposed to note mental constructs and bodily sensations. What if both arise simutaneously ? Should he note any one of them randomly ?
mikenz66 wrote:Hi Zazang,zazang wrote:zazang wrote:3. What exactly is the cause and effect that a yogi notices so that he starts believing that Paticccasamupada ( Dependent Origination ) is true ?
I'm not quite sure how to exactly map DO onto the Insight Knowledge, but I think that it is particularly the "Knoledge of rise and fall". there is some discussion in the Visuddhimagga XX 93 - 104 that discuss this.
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