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

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1. Title Title of document ‘Path, fetter-breaking-experience and effect’ (of the fetter-breaking- 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; phala; supramundane; Pali texts
5. Subject Subject classification Buddhism
6. Description Abstract 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

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
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.24149
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,
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd