Sylvester wrote: SarathW wrote:
Thanks all. My queston is whether embryo can think.
For further information please refer to page 329 of the link below.
I hope this clarify my question. Can you further clarify the follwoing comments in this page http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/buddh ... gsurw6.pdf
This rebirth-consciousness is regarded as pure as it is either devoid of immoral roots of lust, hatred, and delusion accompanied by moral roots.
. “Radiant is this consciousness,” (pabhassaram idam cittam) says the Buddha in
the Anguttara Nikāya vol. 1, p. 10. According to the commentator the Buddha
was thus referring to the rebirth-consciousness
Thanks for your search. Se the page 406 of attached link for the following statement:
This relinking-consciousness is regarded as “radiant”
(pabhassara) as it is either devoid of immoral
roots of lust, hatred and delusion (as in the case of
‘rootless resultants—ahetukavipàka), or accompanied
by moral roots (as in the case of ‘resultants with roots’).
Please also see page 315 and 316 for death and rebirth thought moments.
I think in this case Re linking consciousness is equal to Bhava consciousness http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/abhidhamma.pdf