[Buddha-l] Abdhidharma vindicated once again

Erik Hoogcarspel jehms at xs4all.nl
Fri Mar 4 02:08:16 MST 2011

Hi Dan,

are you interpreting jivatendriya as brain activity? And I wonder what 
the implications would be if it would appear that the minimal state of 
life would consist of two opposing forces.


Op 04-03-11 00:27, Dan Lusthaus schreef:
> But nirodha-samapatti is a (nearly?) comatose state in which the major
> difference -- according to some of the earliest texts -- between someone in
> nirodha-samapatti and a corpse is that nirodha-samapatti still retains
> life-force (jivatendriya) and body heat, while a corpse does not. One has no
> conscious awareness; this is more than blocking pain.
> Dan.
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