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Question About Awareness-release

Post by srivijaya » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:17 pm

In the Godatta Sutta SN 41.7 Buddha outlines different kinds of awareness release.

These are the immeasurable awareness-release, the nothingness awareness-release, the emptiness awareness-release and the themeless awareness-release.

He subsequently explains which factors their cultivation rests upon - briefly:
1. Immeasurable = An expansive all-pervading awareness of compassion and good will.
2. Nothingness = The monk enters & remains in the dimension of nothingness.
3. Emptiness = The monk considers this: 'This is empty of self or of anything pertaining to self.'
4. Themeless = A monk, not attending to any theme enters & remains in the themeless concentration of awareness.

Each of these are, however, declared secondary to a release called an "unprovokable awareness-release". Buddha does not outline any factors upon which the unprovokable awareness-release rests, so I assume that it's a result of cultivating any of the four aforementioned releases.

Is my assumption correct or is it another (but more advanced) means?

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Re: Question About Awareness-release

Post by Element » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:04 pm

And that unprovokable awareness-release is empty of passion, empty of aversion, empty of delusion.

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Re: Question About Awareness-release

Post by Dhammanando » Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:36 am

Hi Srivijaya,
srivijaya wrote:Each of these are, however, declared secondary to a release called an "unprovokable awareness-release". Buddha does not outline any factors upon which the unprovokable awareness-release rests, so I assume that it's a result of cultivating any of the four aforementioned releases.

Is my assumption correct or is it another (but more advanced) means?
Akuppa-cetovimutti — usually translated "unshakable deliverance of mind" — is synonymous with arahatta-phala-cetovimutti, "the deliverance of mind that is the arahatta fruition." It is arrived at directly by vimuttis 3 and 4, but only indirectly (and not inevitably) by vimuttis 1 and 2, as these are only temporary samatha-style deliverances.


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Re: Question About Awareness-release

Post by srivijaya » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:12 pm

Dhammanando wrote:Akuppa-cetovimutti — usually translated "unshakable deliverance of mind" — is synonymous with arahatta-phala-cetovimutti, "the deliverance of mind that is the arahatta fruition." It is arrived at directly by vimuttis 3 and 4, but only indirectly (and not inevitably) by vimuttis 1 and 2, as these are only temporary samatha-style deliverances.
Many thanks for that information Dhammanando. Are you aware of any other awareness releases beyond these four?

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Re: Question About Awareness-release

Post by Dhammanando » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:46 pm

Hi Srivijaya,
srivijaya wrote:Many thanks for that information Dhammanando. Are you aware of any other awareness releases beyond these four?
I can't recall encountering any other uses of cetovimutti but these.

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Re: Question About Awareness-release

Post by srivijaya » Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:12 pm

Dhammanando wrote:Hi Srivijaya,
srivijaya wrote:Many thanks for that information Dhammanando. Are you aware of any other awareness releases beyond these four?
I can't recall encountering any other uses of cetovimutti but these.

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Dhammanando Bhikkhu
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Re: Question About Awareness-release

Post by SarathW » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:05 am

This is a very old thread but I found something relevant to this topic.

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The immeasurable awareness-release, the nothingness awareness-release, the emptiness awareness-release, the theme-less-awareness-release: There is a way of explanation by which these qualities are different in meaning & different in name, and there is a way of explanation by which these qualities are one in meaning and different only in name.


http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... html#fnt-4
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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