What is the definition and explanation of “yathābhūtaṁ” according to the Abhidhamma and commentaries?
= Real Nature
= True Nature
= Unchanged truth
= As it is
= As it really is
yathābhūta nti yathāsabhāvaṃ. ( Paṭisambhidāmagga-aṭṭhakathā , Rāhulasutta-aṭṭhakathā)
yathābhūta nti yathā sabhāvaṃ, yathā atthīti vuttaṃ hoti. ( Sallekhasutta-aṭṭhakathā )
yathābhūte ti aviparītasaccasabhāve nibbāne. ( Itivuttaka-aṭṭhakathā » Diṭṭhigatasutta)
yathābhūtañāṇadassana nti taruṇavipassanā; udayabbayañāṇassetaṃ adhivacanaṃ. ( Parivāra-aṭṭhakathā » Cūḷasaṅgāmo)
yathābhūtañāṇadassana nti bhaṅgaṃ disvā disvā “Sabhayā saṅkhārā”ti pavattaṃ bhayatupaṭṭhānañāṇaṃ. ( Paṭisambhidāmagga-aṭṭhakathā » Mahāvaggo)
yathābhūtañāṇadassana nti yathāsabhāvajānanasaṅkhātaṃ dassanaṃ. Etena taruṇavipassanaṃ dasseti. ( Nidānasaṃyuttaṃ-aṭṭhakathā » Nidānavagga )
yathābhūtañāṇadassana nti nāmarūpaparicchedañāṇaṃ ādiṃ katvā taruṇavipassanā. ( Aṅguttaranikāya- aṭṭhakathā *»*Dussīlasutta)
yathābhūtañāṇadassana nti sappaccayanāmarūpapariggaho. ( Sāratthadīpanī-ṭīkā Vimativinodanī-ṭīkā » Ganthārambhakathā)
= Unchanged truth Nibbana
= (Intrinsic and Universal) Characteristics of Namarupas with Causes
= what is seen by Vipassana
(= what is not seen by Avijja)
To see paramattha. To do that, one needs to remove compactness.
In my Abhidhamma Lessons book I say:
“Breaking up compactness.” It is called Ghana in Pāli.
There are four types of Compactness for the mind.
- Continuity of compactness of mind
- Grouping compactness of mind
- Function compactness of mind
- Compactness of mental phenomena which take object
…The goal was to break up compactness for you and
to let you know there is “more than meets the eye.”
Materiality has 3 types of compactness: (from Pa-Auk manual, I copied pāḷi from tpp… Mahāvagga Ṭīkā(Dīgha))
Three Kinds Of Compactness Of rūpa
To be able to see the ultimate reality of rūpas a meditator has to
break down the three kinds of compactness called rūpa ghana. The
sub-commentary explains that there are three kinds of compactness
related to rūpas. It says:
ghanavinibbhoganti santatisamūhakiccaghanānaṃ vinibbhujjanaṃ vivecanaṃ.
Translation: The breaking down of ghana means the breaking
and kicca (function) ghana.
“as it is”
To know something as it is without delusion or concept.