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Conditions, Ch 2, no 5.

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  • Nina van Gorkom
    Dear friends, We read in the same section of the “Paììhåna” (§ 407) that akusala can be the object of akusala citta: Faulty state is related to faulty
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 1, 2007
      Dear friends,

      We read in the same section of the �Pa��h�na� (� 407) that akusala
      can be the object of akusala citta:

      Faulty state is related to faulty state by object condition. (One)
      enjoys and delights in lust. Taking it as object, arises lust, arise
      wrong views, arises doubt, arises restlessness, arises grief....

      Don�t we like lobha and enjoy having it? We want to have as many
      moments of enjoyment as possible. Then more lobha arises. If we do
      not realize lobha as a conditioned reality we take it for �my lobha�.
      Lobha can also be object of dosa. We may feel guilty about lobha, we
      may have aversion towards it and we may regret it. Any kind of
      defilement can be object of akusala citta.
      Akusala can also be object of kusala citta, for example, when we
      consider defilements with right understanding and realize them as
      conditioned realities which are not self. We read in the same section
      of the �Pa��h�na� (� 408):

      Faulty state is related to faultless state by object condition.
      Learners review the eradicated defilements. They review the
      uneradicated defilements. They know the defilements addicted to before.
      Learners or common worldlings practise insight into the impermanence,
      suffering and impersonality of the faulty (state)....

      The arahat can with kiriyacitta, which is indeterminate (avy�kata)
      dhamma, review kusala citta and akusala citta which formerly arose.
      Then kusala dhamma and akusala dhamma condition indeterminate dhamma
      by way of object. Kusala dhamma, akusala dhamma and indeterminate
      dhamma can be object condition for different types of citta.

      *******
      Nina.

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