May 11, 2020 at 4:01 pm #29521y notParticipant
What does the following verse mean:
“A person accomplished in view ….can’t do deeds with fixed result in the next life.”(??)
(abhabbo diṭṭhisampanno puggalo āNANTARIYAM KAMMAM KāTUM)
Afterthought: why ‘fixed’ instead of ‘with immediate effect’? And where does ‘in the next life’ come in? The Pali seems to say, literally: a Sotapanna is unable to do deeds with immediate effect.
Still, how should that be taken to mean?
May 11, 2020 at 5:33 pm #29525LalKeymaster
“abhabbo diṭṭhisampanno puggalo āNANTARIYAM KAMMAM KāTUM”
It means a diṭṭhisampanna person (meaning a Sotapanna) is incapable of doing an ānantariya kamma.
– That makes complete sense, because if an ānantariya kamma is done, one would be reborn in the apaya in the next birth.
– A Sotapanna will never be born in an apaya.
May 11, 2020 at 5:40 pm #29527y notParticipant
So you mean that the term anantariya kamma does not have to be qualified by ‘papa’; like ditthi by itself implies micca ditthi, is that it. I took it at face value,i.e. any anantariya kamma, good or bad.
May 11, 2020 at 6:24 pm #29529LalKeymaster
Yes. You have to understand the context.
Of course, a Sotapanna CAN do an anantariya punna kamma (like cultivating jhana).
– The sutta must be referring to anantariya papa kamma.
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