Entering the Stream to Enlightenment - Experiences of the Stages of the Buddhist Path in Contemporary Sri Lanka - Yuki Sirimane

Entering the Stream to Enlightenment - Experiences of the Stages of the Buddhist Path in Contemporary Sri Lanka - Yuki Sirimane

‘Path, fetter-breaking-experience and effect’ (of the fetter-breaking- experience)

Entering the Stream to Enlightenment - Experiences of the Stages of the Buddhist Path in Contemporary Sri Lanka - Yuki Sirimane

Yuki Sirimane [+-]
Yuki Sirimane is an Attorney-at-Law. She holds a Doctorate in Buddhist Studies from the Postgraduate Institute of Pāli and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

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Based on the conclusion that attainment of a phala entails a specific, fetterbreaking-experience, in Chapter 4 we proceed to establish that a supramundane “phala” in the Suttas is a fetter-breaking-experience together with its ongoing effects, as opposed to the Pāli commentarial usage in which a “phala” of the Path is just a “peak-experience” that lasts only a few moments following the fetterbreaking “path” moment. This chapter includes:1) Definition of the word “phala”: This extracts the various meanings attributed to the word “phala” in general. 2) References in the Nikāyas to Path, fetter-breaking-experience and the effect (of the fetter-breaking-experience) as three different phenomena: This extracts evidence from the Nikāyas to highlight references to fetter-breaking-experiences and their effects as distinctly different phenomena. 3) Implications of the thesis of “Path, fetter-breaking-experience and effect”

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Sirimane, Yukie . ‘Path, fetter-breaking-experience and effect’ (of the fetter-breaking- experience). Entering the Stream to Enlightenment - Experiences of the Stages of the Buddhist Path in Contemporary Sri Lanka. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 65-86 Jun 2016. ISBN 9781781792049. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24149. Date accessed: 24 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24149. Jun 2016

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