Good evening Yuttadhamo & all!
I hope this question reaches you in peace & good health! I am writing you today because I have a question about the mind leading up to & during death.
If say someone was living homeless, killed during war, or otherwise died in a painful way & this affected the mind at their time of death: would this be a negative kamma influence? How would an arhat or otherwise enlightened individual overcome dying in a bad environment?
Similarly, if a person has otherwise good kamma, but suffers from a life catastrophe that derails their practice, what happens to them upon rebirth? For example, a person with a familial history of schizophrenia who dies homeless in great pain or a war veteran who has become physiologically incapable of entering a meditation or otherwise practicing meditation in a significant capacity.
Thank you for your time & wisdom,