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Pu¤¤à’ pu¤¤àni vãsati catupa¤¤àsa sabbathà. _______ 24 Types of “Beautiful” Consciousness of the Sensuous Sphere _______ § 6. Excluding those that are evil and without Hetu, the rest are called “Beautiful”. They number either fifty-nine or ninety-one. (Eight Types of Moral Consciousness) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. One consciousness, unprompted, accompanied by pleasure, associated with knowledge, One consciousness, prompted, accompanied by pleasure, associated with knowledge, One consciousness, unprompted, accompanied by pleasure, dissociated with knowledge, One consciousness, prompted, accompanied by pleasure, dissociated with knowledge, One consciousness, unprompted, accompanied by indifference,22 associated with knowledge, One consciousness, prompted, accompanied by indifference, associated with knowledge, One consciousness, unprompted, accompanied by indifference, dissociated with knowledge, One consciousness, prompted, accompanied by indifference, dissociated with knowledge.

The Manodvàràvajjana (mind-door consciousness), a Kriyà Citta, functions as the Votthapana consciousness. One can use one’s freewill at this stage. The seven Javana thoughtmoments constitute Kamma. The Tadàlambana is a Vipàka Citta which is one of the three Santãraõa Cittas or one of the eight Sobhana Vipàka Cittas. 21 20. See Compendium of Philosophy—Introductory Essay — pp. 27–30. 21. A detailed exposition of this subject will appear in chapter IV. 50 Impulsion Registering Consciousness Tadàlambana Javana 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Thought-Process— According to Abhidhamma when an object is presented to the mind through one of the five doors a thought process runs as follows:— Diagram I Votthapana Determining Consciousness Santãraõa Investigating Consciousness Sampañicchana Receiving Consciousness Pa¤ca Vi¤¤àõa Sense-Consciousness Dvàràvajjana Sense-door Consciousness Bhavaïgupaccheda Arrest Bhavaïga Bhavaïga Calana Vibrating Bhavaïga Atãta Bhavaïga Past Bhavaïga 51 (Sobhana Cittàni) § 6.

50. 35 √ su, to reduce. That which reduces or eradicates evil is kusa, knowledge or wisdom, Kusa, so derived, + lu, to cut. That which cuts off (evil) by wisdom is kusala. la, to take. b. Kusa, so derived, + That which is grasped by wisdom is kusala. √ √ (iv) Kusa grass cuts a part of the hand with both edges. ” With the exception of ‘clever’ all the other three meanings are applicable to kusala. Kusala is wholesome in the sense of being free from physical and mental sickness through passions. Kusala is faultless in the sense of being free from the fault of passions, the evil of passions, and the heat of passions.

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