Thanks for the kind wishes Dmytro.
Mike - if you're looking for a sutta reference to the pyrotechnic nimittas
, Ven Analayo's entry on the Upakkilesa Sutta, MN 128 can be found here - http://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg. ... asutta.pdf
While the obhāsanimitta
(sign of light, per BB) could be referring to a pyrotechnic nimitta
, the rūpanimitta
could be somewhat broader than something that is interpreted as merely "visual". Given that the bulk of our experience of rūpa
stems from physical contact, the limitations of language could hamper discussion of those rūpa
stemming from mental contact (alluded to in MN 28). How does one describe the experience of liquidity born of mental contact? Perhaps the rūpa
stemming from mental contact is not of the primaries but of derived rūpa
, probably "space" per MN 28 as well.