In the Abhidhamma, it makes mention to 89 and 121 states of consciousness. It says there are four ultimate realities namely
- Mental Factors
- Nibbana. The first three are conditioned, nirvana is unconditioned.
According the Abhidhamma, It states that persons who've attained nirvana no longer have consciousness. What does this mean exactly?
In the Mundane, sense-sphere, rootless consciousness, it says that “body consciousness, accompanied by pain” is the result of unwholesome karma. Does this mean that enlightened beings such as a Buddha or an arahant don't feel pain when they touch something hot?