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Mãtikã 277. “Anantariyakamma” (immediate consequence of one’s actions) means the results of one’s deeds which take effect immediately after ones death. There is no exception, waiting for the outcome or punishment. Anantariyakamma is the sinful deeds which have a very bad and immediate effect. The other meritorious or demeritorious actions affect on one’s own deeds sequentially after the end of his bad actions. The immediate consequence of one’s actions is classified into 2 groups, as follows:
“Kusalakamma” (meritorious action) refers to the attainment of metal absorption such as Jhãna 1 (the first absorption), Jhãna 2 (the second absorption), Jhãna 3 (the third absorption), Jhãna 4 (the fourth absorption), Jhãna 5 (the fifth absorption), Jhãna 6 (the sixth absorption), Jhãna 7 (the seventh absorption), Jhãna 8 (the eighth absorption) and Nirodha Samãpatti (Extinction of suffering attainment).
“Akusalakamma” (demeritorious action) refers to the major evil actions such as matricide, patricide, killing of an Arahanta, injuring of the Lord Buddha’s body and provoking the Saṅgha into separate groups.

Mãtikã 278. Jhãna Samãpatti (meditative attainment) or Samãdhi (concentration) with Jhãna 1-8 (the first-eighth absorption) are classified as major meritorious actions.
If one who is not Arahanta and does not attain Nibbãna in this state of existence, he can attain the results of Jhãna before any other results of one’s action after his death.

Mãtikã 279. Matricide, patricide, killing of an Arahanta, injuring of the Lord
Buddha’s body even a bruise and provoking the Saṅgha into separating out (dividing into 2 groups; at least 4 Saṅgha in each group) are classified as major evil actions. Those whose actions belong to the 5 major actions will get the results of them before any other results of one’s actions after his death.
Mãtikã 280. Those who say, “One must receive all results of his own deeds” do not achieve Dhamma, and they will not have an opportunity to perform actions in order to cease suffering. This statement is incorrect.

Mãtikã 281. Those who say, “One who performs actions which will have an effect must receive results from his own actions” will achieve Dhamma, and they will have an opportunity to perform actions in order to cease suffering”. This statement is correct.

Mãtikã 282. Those who do not perform an evil bodily action, keep morality rules (Sĩla), do meditative absorption until they get insight wisdom are unlimitedly beneficial to the public called Appamãnaฺviharĩ (be unlimitedly beneficial to other people).
Although this kind of person performs only a few evil actions, he will get a result from his own actions in the present state of existence. It will not be put into effect in the next state. It is not necessary to mention the result of it at all.

Mãtikã 283. Human beings, animals, celestials and Brahmas will get the results of their deliberate actions.

Mãtikã 284. According to the Lord Buddha’s teachings, one should perform all meritorious actions, refrain from all evil actions and do meditative absorption in order to eliminate defilements until his mind is pure.

Mãtikã 285. All living beings are classified by their own meritorious or demeritorious actions to be good or bad differently. They are not classified by God’s blessing or curse.

Mãtikã 286. Kamma (Action) is a factor which drives living beings to be reborn in various states of existence, and it results in both goodness and badness according to their actions. Kamma is classified into 3 groups, as follows:
(1) Puññãpisaṅkhãra refers to meritorious actions such as donation, keeping
morality rules (Sĩla) and virtue. This kind of actions drives living beings to be reborn in Sugatibhũmi (blissful states of existence) such as human beings and celestials. They are supported to progress in the future.
(2) Apuññãpisaṅkhãra refers to evil actions such as killing, robbery and
other bad deeds. This kind of actions drives living beings to be reborn in Dugatibhumi (woeful existences) such as hell creatures, ghosts of the departed, Asura demons and animals.
(3) Ãneñjãpisaṅkhãra refers to metal meditative absorption such as
Jhãna 1-8 and Nirodha Samãpatti (Extinction of Suffering attainment). This kind of attainments drives living beings to be reborn in Rũpa-Bhava (the formed world) and Arũpa-Bhava (the formless world) such as formed Brahmas and formless Brahmas. They are supported to attain Nibbãna in Brahmaloka (the Brahma world) or they may attain Nibbãna in the present state of existence.

 
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