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  • htootintnaing
    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
    Message 1 of 382 , Apr 1 2:02 AM
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      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
      all
      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
      arising
      near death as marana-asanna-javana cittas. The special power in that
      4th jhana is that those jhanalabhii who attained 4th jhanas detach
      from
      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
      is
      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
      of
      unpaid kamma. As there was no nama, there is no marana-asanna-javana
      in
      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
      of
      asannasatta is 4th jhana rupa brahmas. They can not go directly down
      to
      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,

      Htoo Naing

      PS: Any comments are welcome and any queries are welcome. If there is
      unclarity of any meaning, please just give a reply to any of these
      posts on Dhamma Thread.
    • htootintnaing
      Dear Mods, I just re-post DT (300) because the heading was not changed. Could you please delete the exact copy of 300 with the heading 299 ? Thanks in
      Message 382 of 382 , Apr 5 2:55 AM
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        Dear Mods,

        I just re-post DT (300) because the heading was not changed. Could
        you
        please delete the exact copy of 300 with the heading '299' ?

        Thanks in advance.

        Htoo Naing
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