Reply To: Dhammā and Jāti


I believe you mean “dhammā” here.

  • Dhammās are “kammic energies” created by our minds. They arise in a special type of citta: javana citta.
  • There must be a living being with a mind to generate any type of citta, especially javana citta.
  • Therefore, a living being must have arisen via jāti to generate dhammā.

Dhammās or “kammic energies” are created at the “upādāna paccayā bhava” step in Paticca Samuppāda.

  • They can lead to new “jāti” via the uppatti Paticca Samuppāda.
  • That is how the rebirth process (samsāra) continues.


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