Conditions, Ch 2, no 5.
- 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.
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