Dhamma Thread (287)
- Dear Dhamma Friends,
There are 64 possible cittas in rupa brahmas. But any of these cittas
do not arise in asannasatta brahmas, who always dwell with physical
body only. That is only rupa-dhamma and there is no nama-dhamma at
as long as these brahmas are in that realm.
This happens. Because of 4th jhana's power. Just before die in the
previous life, where 4th jhana was attained and still jhana is
near death as marana-asanna-javana cittas. The special power in that
4th jhana is that those jhanalabhii who attained 4th jhanas detach
nama-dhamma as they thought that nama-dhamma is the chief source of
akusala and unhappy rebirth.
Because of the power of 4th rupa jhana, these beings who were
developing 4th rupa jhana with detachment from nama are reborn with
rupa only and they are called rupa-patisandhi. That pure body which
very very very fine also continues to exist as rupa-bhavanga even
though each rupa last only its lifespan.
When they die that rupa become rupa-cuti and as soon as rupa of
asannasatta brahma disappear there arise both nama and rupa because
unpaid kamma. As there was no nama, there is no marana-asanna-javana
asannasatta brahmas. So from where does nama arise?
Before asannasatta's life there was 'marana-asanna-javana cittas'.
These javana cittas are rupakusala cittas or 4th jhana. So next life
asannasatta is 4th jhana rupa brahmas. They can not go directly down
niraya or hell. Again after 4th rupa jhana brahmas' life, beings are
not directly reborn in niraya because they are tihetuka sattas.
The story of pig talks about a lady, brahma, and a pig. But a pig is
not directly reborn from the life of brahma.
May you all be free from suffering.
With Unlimited Metta,
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- Dear Mods,
I just re-post DT (300) because the heading was not changed. Could
please delete the exact copy of 300 with the heading '299' ?
Thanks in advance.