Reply To: Jhana anantariya punna kamma


Yes. Akvan is right.
– An anantariya kamma, by definition, is one that WILL invariably bring in vipaka at death. It will not wait until one’s kammic energy for the current bhava runs out.

Therefore, an anariya jhana cannot be labelled an anantariya kamma.
– However, an Ariya jhana is an anantariya kamma.

Now, the question is: When one attains an anariya jhana AND does not lose it until the moment of death, will he/she be born in a brahma realm EVEN IF one has kammic energy for the current bhava left?
– I need to think about that to make sure.
– If someone has evidence from the Tipitaka, please post it.