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 SIXTEEN TYPES OF INSIGHT KNOWLEDGE (VIPASSANA NANA) IN THERAVADA BUDDHISM

During the progressive development of insight and the final stages of liberation, the meditator experiences the following sixteen different types of Insight Knowledge (vipassana nana) spread over the seven stages of purification described above:

1. Knowledge of the difference between mentality and physicality (namarupa-pariccheda-nana)

2. Knowledge of conditionality (paccayapariggaha-nana)

3 .Knowledge of comprehension (sammasana–nana)

4. Knowledge of arising and passing away (udayabbaya-nana)

5. Knowledge of dissolution (bhanga-nana)

6. Knowledge of the fear or terror (bhaya-nana)

7. Knowledge of danger (adinava-nana)

8. Knowledge of disenchantment (nibbida-nana)

9. Knowledge of desire for deliverance (muncitukamyata-nana)

10. Knowledge of reflective contemplation (patisankha-nana)

11. Knowledge of equanimity about formations (sankharupekkha-nana)

12. Knowledge of conformity or adaptation (anuloma-nana)

13. Knowledge of change of lineage (gotrabhu-nana)

14. Knowledge of the path (magga-nana)

15. Knowledge of fruition (phala-nana)

16. Knowledge of reviewing (paccavekkhana-nana)

• According to the description, the first knowledge destroys sakkaya ditthi.If I understand correctly, reaching the 5th knowledge leads to awareness of distorted sanna. The post suggests that the sotāpanna stage is attained after the 13th knowledge. Is this true?

  • I didn’t include everything in my post because it would have been too long.
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