How to See Materiality Produced by Temperature

The fire-element in rupa kalapas produced by kamma, consciousness, temperature, or nutriment, is called temperature (utu). This fire-element is capable of producing new temperature-produced nutritive-essence-octad kalapas (utuja-ojatthamaka-kaldpa), which are the first generation produced by temperature. These temperature-produced nutritive-essence octad kalapas (utuja-ojatthamaka-kaldpa) also contain fire element, and can again produce more temperature-produced nutritive-essence-octad kalapas,...

How to Analyse the Transparent Elements Materiality

The organ of the eye contains several kinds of rupa kalapa which are interspersed like rice flour and wheat flour mixed together. In the eye there are two kinds of transparent- element mixed together, the eye transparent-element and body transparent-element. This means that the eye-decad kalapa or eye-as-the-tenth-factor kalapa (cakkhu-dasaka-kalapa) and body-decad kalapa or body-as-the-tenth-factor kalapa (kaya-dasaka-kalapa) are interspersed. The body-decad kalapas which contain body...

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How to Develop Four-Elements Meditation In the Pali texts there are two ways for developing the four-elements meditation, in brief and in detail. The brief method which will be explained here is meant for those of quick understanding. The detailed method is meant for those who have difficulty with the brief method. The Buddha taught the brief method in the Mahasatipatthana Sutta 'A bhikkhu reviews this very body however it be positioned or placed as consisting of just elements thus, There are...

Nine Kinds of Rupa Kalapa Produced by Kamma

In examining the rupa kalapas in the six sense-bases and forty-two parts of the body, you will find that there are nine kinds of rupa kalapa produced by kamma 1. Eye-decad kalapa (cakkhu-dasaka-kalapa) 2. Ear-decad kalapa (sota-dasaka-kalapa) 3. Nose-decad kalapa (gha n a -d a a a - a l apa) 4. Tongue-decad kalapa (ji vha -d a a a -k al ap a) 5. Body-decad kalapa ( aya -d a sa a - al apa) 6. Female-sex-decad kalapa (i tthi - ha va -d a a a - al apa) 7. Male-sex-decad kalapa...

How to Analyse Rupa Kalapas

The rupa kalapas fall into two groups, those which are transparent and those which are opaque. Only the rupa kalapas which contain one of the five material transparent-elements (pasada rupa) are transparent. All other rupa kalapas are opaque. You should first begin to practise discerning the four elements, earth, water, fire, and air, in individual transparent and opaque rupa kalapas. You will probably find that the rupa kalapas arise and pass away very, very quickly. At this point, you will...

Attaining Jhana

When those five controlling faculties of faith, effort, mindfulness, concentration, and understanding are sufficiently developed, concentration will go beyond access up to absorption concentration. When you reach jhana in this way your mind will know the patibhaga-nimitta without interruption. This can continue for several hours, even all night, or for a whole day. When your mind stays continuously concentrated on the patibhaga-nimitta for one or two hours, you should try to discern the area in...

Four Kinds of Rupa Kalapa Produced by Temperature

Temperature-produced pure-octad kalapa (utuja-suddhatthaka-kalapa) is a kalapa produced by tem perature containing eight factors the basic eight. It is real materiality. 2. Temperature-produced sound-as-the-ninth-factor kalapa (utuja-sadda-navaka-kalapa) is a kalapa produced by temperature containing nine factors the basic eight plus sound. It is real materiality. kalapa (lahutadeka-dasaka-kalapa) is a kalapa with the basic eight factors plus lightness, softness, and wieldiness. It is not-real...

The Dhammas That Must Be Comprehended by One Practising Vipassana Meditation

'Bhikkhus, without fully knowing, without comprehending, without detaching from, without abandoning the All, one is unable to end suffering Bhikkhus, by fully knowing, by comprehending, by detaching from, by abandoning the All, one is able to end suffering.' 'Sabbam bhikkhave anabhijdnam aparijdnam avirdja-yam apajaham abhabbo dukkhakkhaydya Sabbam ca kho bhikkhave abhijdnam parijdnam virdjayam pajaham bhabbo dukkhakkhaydya.' (Salayatana Samyutta, Sabbavagga, Pathama Aparijanana Sutta) The...

Three Kinds of Compactness of Materiality

To be able to see the ultimate reality of materiality, a meditator has to break down the three kinds of compactness of materiality (rupa-ghana). The sub-commentary explains that there are three kinds of compactness related to materiality 'Ghana-vinibbhogan'ti santati-samuha-kicca-ghananam vinibbhujanam vivecanam.' (M. sub-com. 1. p. 365) Translation The breaking down of compactness means the breaking down of compactnesses of continuity (santati), grouping (samuha), and function (kicca). 1....

Eight Kinds of Rupa Kalapa Produced by Consciousness

Consciousness-produced pure-octad kalapa (cittaja-suddhatthaka-kaldpa). It is found in all six sensebases and most of the forty-two parts of the body. It is real materiality and can be used as the object of Vipassana practice. kalapa (kaya-vin n tti -n va a - al apa). Having discerned the mind transparent-element wiggle one of your fingers back and forth. You will see many kalapas produced by consciousness which when analysed contain only eight types of materiality. When the movement of bodily...

How to See Materiality Produced by Nutriment

Four parts of the body, namely, undigested food, faeces, pus, and urine, consist of nutritive-essence-octad kalapas that are produced by temperature utu only. Therefore, newly eaten food inside the stomach consists of only nutritive-essence-octad kalapas. With the assistance of the fire-element in the life-nonad kalapas jivita-navaka-kaldpa , which make up the kammi-cally produced digestive heat, the nutritive-essence ojd in these nutritive-essence-octad kalapas produces many generations of...