Is Arahattapala citta, means Pabhassara citta?
In the following video (Sinhalese language) Ven. Abhaya equates Pabhassara citta to Arahattapala citaa.
The way I understand Pabhassara citta is not Arahattaphala citta. Pabhssara Citta is the requirement for the development of mind.
The way I understand you experience luminous mind when you are in fourth Jhana (perhaps in the second Jhana). It is not necessarily the Nibbana.
How do you understand it?
If you went to the 8th jhana and then went further, that would be nirodhasamapatti. If you simply entered into nibbana (in your meditation from a pre-jhanic state) that would be arahanth phalasamapatti, as I understand it.
Yes, suppression is not removal- when attachment and aversion is suppressed they persist as anusaya and aasava (in a dormant state). Pabhassara citta is a term used only when defilements are fully removed- as in an arahanth’s mind.
Thanks @Joe.C , but I do not think that this is the same. It is one thing to say that the mind is radiant, another to say, as seems to be suggested by the usage above, something like “radiance-mind” and “arahant-mind”.
Pabhassara citta is citta without raga, dosa, moha. Arahant sees things but does not react via ignorance towards objects of senses which is Pabhassara citta. Arahant does not fear, desire, take delight in what is seen, heard, smelled etc. it has no relation to physical senses or bases but consciousness (vinnana) on the base of them which is no more there.