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Tobias G

The new post Purāna and Nava Kamma – Sequence of Kamma Generation states that an Arahant has saññā vipallāsa or “distorted saññā”.


  • The mind of anyone born a human (including an Arahant) starts at the kāma dhātu stage. That physical body (and the brain) will automatically present to the mind an “altered rupa” instead of a “true representation of the external rupa.” That is why a “distorted saññā” (e.g., the sweetness of sugar) arises in an Arahant as well as for a puthujjana.

That is against the statements in this post: Vipallāsa (Diṭṭhi, Saññā, Citta) Affect Saṅkhāra

#14: … All vipallāsa go away entirely only at the Arahant stage. 

It is strange that the “sweetness of sugar” is called “distorted sanna.” But vipallasa is about not fully grasping the true nature of this world in relation to ditthi, sanna, citta. Can someone clarify?