Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)

by Ashin Janakabhivamsa | 66,666 words

English translation of "Abhidhamma in Daily Life" by Professor Ko Lay. Revised by Sayadaw U Silananda, International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University, Yangon, 1999...

Part 4 - The eight types of ariya (noble)

  1. Sotapatti magga puggala
  2. Sotapatti phala puggala
  3. Sakadagami magga puggala
  4. Sakadagami phala puggala
  5. Anagami magga puggala
  6. Anagami phala puggala
  7. Arahatta magga puggala
  8. Arahatta phala puggala

Tihetuka persons can become Sotapatti magga punggala, if and when they achieve sotapatti magga. In the same way if and when tihetuka persons achieve sotapatti phala, they became Sotapatti phala punggala. As they rise higher in their achievement, in order of ascending merit (3) to (8).

The eight type of individual is called am Arahat. Pecceka Buddhas and Buddhas are Arahats with very special Nana (insight-wisdom).

Kamma Is Our True Parents

One’s own deeds determine one’s patisandhi citta and thus one’s destiny also. Kamma determines your next existence not only to differ in patisandhi at the start, but also in physical appearance in status of parentage, status of wealth, etc.

Let us compare two persons. One had done good deeds eagerly with intelligence while the other did not; or if he did he was not very willing. When they die and are reborn in this human world, the former will be conceived in the womb of a well-to-do mother who cares for her pregnancy in a proper way. The latter will be conceived in a poor mother who does not know how to care for the pregnancy. So even at the time of pregnancy there are vast differences between the two babies. At the time of birth too, the former will be born comfortably while the other with much pain and difficulty. After birth the differences become more and more pronounced. The disparity becomes greater in due course. The rich child is well brought up and educated whereas the poverty-stricken child will experience just the opposite. To sum up, the former will live a life of luxury - cared for and loved by grand parents, and all relatives - whilst the latter will have to struggle strenuously for his survival.

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