AN 6.93 Things That Can’t Be Done

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    • #29521
      y not
      Participant

      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)

      Thanks

      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?

    • #29525
      Lal
      Keymaster

      “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.

    • #29527
      y not
      Participant

      Lal,

      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.

      Thanks

    • #29529
      Lal
      Keymaster

      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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