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Sattàkusalapàkàni—pu¤¤àpàkàni aññhadhà Kriyàcittàni tãõã’ ti—aññhàrasa Ahetukà. _______ (18 Types Of Rootless Consciousness) _______ (Immoral Resultant Consciousness without Roots) _______ § 5. (1) Eye-consciousness, accompanied by indifference. So are (2) Ear-consciousness, (3) Nose-consciousness, (4) Tongue-consciousness, (5) Body-consciousness, accompanied by pain, (6) Receiving consciousness, accompanied by indifference, (7) Investigating consciousness, accompanied by indifference. These seven are the immoral resultant types of consciousness.

See Buddhist Psychology, lxxxii. 36 Judging from the various meanings attached to the term, kusala may be interpreted as wholesome or moral. ’ Akusala would therefore mean unwholesome or immoral. Kusala and akusala correspond to good and bad, right and wrong respectively. How are we to assess whether an action is kusala or akusala? 13 In short what is connected with the three roots of evil is akusala. What is connected with the three roots of good is kusala. As a seed sown on fertile soil germinates and fructifies itself sooner or later, according to its own intrinsic nature, even so kusala and akusala actions produce their due desirable and undesirable effects.

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.

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