The Stages of Vipassana - 11th stage of vipassana nana



The eleventh stage of vipassana nana is knowledge of equanimity about

conditioned dhammas (sankharupekkha nana).

 

When the panna that clearly realises the three general characteristics of all

conditioned dhammas has become more accomplished, there will be less

inclination to take conditioned dhammas for permanent, for happiness or for

self. Thus, there can be more equanimity towards conditioned dhammas.

The person who develops vipassana knows that so long as nibbana does not

appear and panna can therefore not penetrate its characteristic, he should

continue to investigate whichever of the three general characteristics of

conditioned realities appears as object. The panna that leads to equanimity

towards the conditioned dhammas that arise and fall away is knowledge of

equanimity about conditioned dhammas (sankharupekkha nana) . This

knowledge is the insight that leads to attainment of what is supreme; it leads

to emergence. It is the panna which conditions someone to leave the state of

an ordinary person, and this occurs when the magga-citta (path-

consciousness) arises.

 

 

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