Different Types of Patisandhi-citta - Fine-material world and immaterial world
When one attains jhana, the kusala kamma one performs at that moment is not kāmāvacara kusala kamma; at the moment of jhana there are no sense- impressions. The kusala kamma which is jhana does not produce result in the same lifespan one attains it, but it can produce result in the form of the patisandhi-citta of the next life. In that case there are jhanacittas arising shortly before death and the patisandhi-citta of the next life experiences the same object as those jhānacittas. 

 

The result of a rūpāvacara kusala citta (kusala citta which is rupa-

jhanacitta) is birth in a heavenly plane which is not kamabhūmi but a rūpa-

brahma-plane (fine-material world). The result of an arūpāvacara kusala

citta (kusala citta which is arūpa-jhānacitta) is birth in a heavenly plane

which is an arūpa-brahma plane (immaterial world). There are different

rūpa-brahma planes and arūpa-brahma planes. 

 

There are five stages of rūpa-jhāna and thus there are five types of

rūpāvacara kusala citta which can produce five types of rūpavacara 

vipākacitta. There are four stages of arūpa-jhāna and thus there are four

types of arūpāvacara kusala citta which can produce four types of

arūpāvacara vipākacitta. Altogether there are nine types of patisandhi-citta

which are the results of the different types of jhānacittas. They are sahetuka

vipākacittas (accompanied by beautiful roots) and they are always

accompanied by paññā.

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