Reply To: Post on “Sakkāya Diṭṭhi – Getting Rid of Deeper Wrong Views”


You are right. It is at the “tanha paccayā upādāna” step that we do the both of the following:

1. We accumulate more kamma (and add to existing kamma bija).

2. We also grasp a new bhava at the cuti-patisandhi moment by “attaching to an arammana” via “tanha paccayā upādāna” which lead to “upadana paccaya bhava”, i.e., to a new bhava. Here an existing “kamma bhava” becomes “uppatti bhava”.

See, “Difference Between Tanhā and Upādāna” and “Taṇhā Paccayā Upādāna – Critical Step in Paṭicca Samuppāda