Venerable Ashin Acara,
Thank you very much, sir, for your kind explanation about kusala-citta and kiriya-citta under the topic of What does an Arahat do?
If I may, I would like to know more about abyaakataa dhammas which include kiriya cittas.
In The Essence of Buddha Abhidhamma by Dr. Mehm Tin Mon, I read the following:
[Abyaakataa means intermediate, i.e., neither determined as kammically wholesome nor as unwholesome. Vipaaka cittas and kiriya cittas together with their concomitants are termed as abyaakataa, because they are kammically neutral.]
Now, my question is, if abyaakataa dhammas are kammically neutral and do not produce kammic effects, how can abyaakataa dhamma condition another abyaakataa dhamma?
I ask this question because I find in Patthaana, the following causal relations:
(1) Under anantara-paccaya:
Purimaa purimaa abyaakataa dhammaa pacchimaanam pacchimaanam abyaakataanam dhammaanam anantara-paccayena paccayo.
(2) Under samanantara-paccaya:
Purimaa purimaa abyaakataa dhammaa pacchimaanam pacchimaanam abyaakataanam dhammaanam samanantara-paccayena paccayo.
(3) Under upanissaya-paccaya:
Purimaa purimaa abyaakataa dhammaa pacchimaanam pacchimaanam abyaakataanam dhammaanam upanissaya-paccayena paccayo.
(4) Under aasevana-paccaya:
Purimaa purimaa kiriyaabyaakataa dhammaa pacchimaanam pacchimaanam kiriyaabyaakataanam dhammaanam aasevana-paccayena paccayo.
I will be most grateful, if you could kindly explain it with some examples.