To obtain a "Buddha machine"
we must take 1 sotapanna and 1 layman
when layman offer food to sotapanna, sotapanna offer the same food to lay man, after, layman offer again to sotapanna, and sotapanna retourn it to layman... Until they will librated
Mind is like a mirrow. Ariya have a clear and smooth mirrow, also his mind is concentrated, so if you do somethink to Ariya, its will be reflect exacltly, and will be multiplied by thousand millions, like a sun light becomes a fire if we focused it by lens.
The food is the form 1
The mind of layman is like (+)1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 or (-)1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 [depending on the mativation, egoistic creative/destructive motivation is +/-1, altruistic creative/destructive motivation is +/-9], he identify himself with the form, he dont know his true nature of 0 (zero), so he is just 1-9, and he multiply all form by his mind 1-9, actualy a food
The Ariya is like 10, he have 0 of clear mind but 1-9 of form (body) that still here, so he is like 10-90.
When a layman-9 offer food-1 to sotapanna-10, he offer his 1x9 of food to 1 of body's sotapanna , but sotapanna have his realisation of 0, and so, by offering a food to sotapanna's body, lay man obtain 1x9x10 of merit, and not 1x9x1 if this offering is made to an animal for example.
So his food 1 will be multiplyed by 90, and will be returned to him like 90
Of corse is not exactly like that, but the mechanism is here.
A Heart Released
The Teachings of Phra Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta Thera
§15. The nine abodes of living beings.
The realms of the heavenly beings, the human realm, and the realms of destitution (apaya) are classed as the sensual realm, the abode of living beings who indulge in sensuality. Taken together, they count as one. The realms of form, the abodes of living beings who have attained rupa jhana, are four. The realms of formlessness, the abodes of living beings who have attained arupa jhana, are also four. So altogether there are nine abodes for living beings. Those — the arahants — who are wise to the nine abodes leave them and don't have to live in any of them. This appears in the last of the Novice's Questions (samanera-panha), 'dasa nama kim' — What is ten? — which is answered. 'dasahangehi samaññagato arahati vuccati ti' — The arahant, one who is endowed with ten qualities, gains release from the nine abodes of living beings. This can be compared to writing the numerals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. 1 to 9 are numbers that can be counted, named, added, subtracted, multiplied, and divided. As for ten — 1 and 0 (zero) — when we erase the 1, because it's a repetition, we are left with 0 (zero). If we use 0 to add, subtract, multiply, or divide with any other number, it won't increase the value of that number; and 0 by itself has no value at all — but you can't say that it doesn't exist, because there it is. The same is true with the heart: It's a nature whose attributes are like 0. When 0 is connected to any other number, it greatly increases the value of that number. For instance, 1 connected with 0 becomes 10. So it is with the heart. When connected with anything, it instantly proliferates into things elaborate and fantastic. But when trained until it is wise and discerning with regard to all knowable phenomena, it returns to its state as 0 (zero) — empty, open, and clear, beyond all counting and naming. It doesn't stay in the nine places that are abodes for living beings. Instead, it stays in a place devoid of supposing and formulation: its inherent nature as 0 (zero), or activityless-ness, as mentioned in § 14.http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai ... eased.html