Re: [dsg] Sotaapanno
I don't think the sutta reference is to the phala citta. I agree it
is easy to assume so, given the mention of 'fruition', but the
commentary to the sutta seems to indicate otherwise -- see footnote
1298 to para 6 of the sutta (in which the order of the various
persons is reversed to that in para 5 quoted in your post) which
indicates that the results of the giving to the various classes of
person is in *ascending order of magnitude*. Thus the 'one
practicing for the realization of stream entry fruition' must refer
to a person who has not yet attained sotapattimagga citta.
This is I think the same point as made by Sarah in an earlier reply
--- Michael Beisert <mbeisert@...> wrote: > Hello All,
The sutta in question is the Dakkhinavibhanga Sutta (MN 142). The
5. "There are fourteen kinds of personal offerings, Ananda. One gives
a gift to the Tathagata, ...to a paccekabuddha ...to an arahant
disciple of the Tathagata ...to one who has entered upon the way to
the realization of the fruit of arahantship ...to a non-returner
...to one who has entered upon the way to the realization of the
fruit of non-returner ...to a once-returner ...to one who has entered
upon the way to the realization of the fruit of once-return ...to a
stream-enterer ...to one who has entered upon the way to the
realization of the fruit of stream-entry.
It is quite clear that the stream enterer and the one practicing for
the realization of stream entry fruition are two distinct individuals
with two corresponding consciousnesses which leads to the conclusion
that magga consciousness and phala consciousness do not occur in
succession, in the same cognitive series, as described in the
Visudhimagga and the Abhidhammattha Sangaha.
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