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    http://www.budsas.org/ebud/nina-abhidhamma/nina-abhi-00.htm Abhidhamma In Daily Life Chapter 14 (2) There are fifty-five kinds of citta which can perform the
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      Abhidhamma In Daily Life
      Chapter 14 (2)

      There are fifty-five kinds of citta which can perform the function of
      javana. Twelve akusala cittas (eight lobha-mula-cittas, two
      dosa-mula-cittas and two moha-mula-cittas), eight kamavacara kusala
      cittas, which are called maha-kusala cittas (Kamavacara cittas are
      cittas which are of the sensuous plane of consciousness, not jhanacittas
      or lokuttara cittas.), eight maha-kiriyacittas of the arahat
      (kiriyacittas which are not ahetuka, but accompanied by sobhana hetus).
      The arahat has maha-kiriyacittas instead of maha-kusala cittas since he
      does not accumulate any more kamma. Maha-kiriyacittas are of the
      sensuous plane of consciousness; they are not jhanacittas or lokuttara
      cittas. Arahats also have kamavacara citta ; they see, hear or think of
      objects experienced through the senses. However, on account of what is
      experienced no kusala cittas or akusala cittas arise.

      For the arahat there is also an ahetuka kiriyacitta performing the
      function of javana, which may arise when he smiles : the
      hasituppada-citta

      Those who attain rupa-jhana (fine material jhana) can have five types of
      rupavacara kusala cittas performing the function of javana, since there
      are five stages of rupa-jhana. Arahats who attain rupa-jhana can have
      five types of rupavacara kiriyacittas which perform the function of
      javana.

      For those who attain arupa-jhana (immaterial jhana) there can be four
      types of arupavacara kusala cittas performing the function of javana,
      since there are four stages of arupa-jhana. Arahats who attain
      arupa-jhana can have four types of Arupavacara kiriyacittas performing
      the function of javana.

      Those who directly experience nibbana have lokuttara cittas. There are
      eight lokuttara cittas, four of which are magga-cittas
      ('path-consciousness', 'magga' means path) and four of which are
      lokuttara vipakacittas, called phala-cittas (' fruit-consciousness',
      'phala' means fruit). There are four pairs of lokuttara cittas since
      there are four stages of enlightenment). Vipakacittas of other levels of
      consciousness cannot perform the function of javana. Thus, all eight
      lokuttara cittas perform the function of javana. Summarising the
      fifty-five cittas which can perform the function of javana.

      [colectively known as 12 akusala cittas]
      8 lobha-mula-cittas (cittas rooted in attachment)
      2 dosa-mula-cittas (cittas rooted in aversion)
      2 moha-mula-citta (citta rooted in ignorance)

      8 maha-kusala cittas (kamavacara kusala cittas)
      8 maha-kiriyacittas
      1 hasituppada-citta (ahetuka kiriyacitta which may arise
      when the arahat smiles)
      5 rupavacara kusala cittas (rupa-jhanacittas)
      5 rupavacara kiriyacittas (rupa-jhanacittas of the arahat)
      4 arupavacara kusala cittas (arupa-jhanacittas)
      4 arupavacara kiriyacittas (arupa-jhanacittas of the arahat)

      [colectively known as 8 lokuttara cittas]
      4 magga-cittas (lokuttara kusala cittas)
      4 phala-cittas (lokuttara vipakacittas)
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