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Does the attainment of a supramundane fruit necessarily involve a specific experience?


 
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1. Title Title of document Does the attainment of a supramundane fruit necessarily involve a specific experience? - Entering the Stream to Enlightenment
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Yukie Sirimane;
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religion; Buddhism; Anthropology; Psychology
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) Theravada Buddhism; religious experience; Noble Eightfold Path; saṃyojanas
 
5. Subject Subject classification Buddhism
 
6. Description Abstract in Chapter 3 we study in depth whether attainment of a phala really does


involve a specific experience. This issue is vital to this study and the following


chapters are based on this foundation. It concludes that attaining a phala entails


a specific, striking experience with a peak-point which I refer to as a “fetterbreaking-experience,”


and the intensity of the experience may vary from person


to person. The fetter-breaking-experience has been articulated in the secondary


sources quoted herein and in this field research as a “strange experience,” “a fine


point,” “a tapering off,” “cessation,” “emptiness,” “a breaking of a boundary,”


“a going beyond,” “an oceanic experience” etc. Hence for the purposes of this


study, attainment of a phala has been defined as a specific, striking experience of


a person treading or making an effort to tread the Noble Eightfold Path, resulting


in the understanding or knowledge which leads to breaking of the corresponding


fetters [saṃyojanas].
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 15-Jun-2016
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/24148
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.24148
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Entering the Stream to Enlightenment
 
16. Language English=en en
 
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) Sri Lanka,
contemporary
 
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd