Karmic Resultants: Just Cause & Effect ...
Phenomena that are Results, Cause Results or Neither:
Which are the mental states, that are results ?
The results of good and bad mental states, which take effect in
the worlds of sense desire, in the planes of fine material form,
in the formless realms, and in the supramundane states: That is
the cluster of feelings, perceptions, mental constructions & the
cluster of types of consciousness... These are the phenomena,
which are results!
Which are the mental states, that cause results ?
Good and bad states, belonging to the worlds of sense desire, to
the planes of fine material form, to the formless realms, and to the
supramundane states: That is the cluster of feelings, perceptions,
mental constructions and the cluster of kinds of consciousness...
These are the phenomena, which cause results!
Which are the states, that neither are results nor cause results ?
Those mental states governing action, which are neither good nor bad!,
nor the results of other prior action, and moreover all form, and finally
the unconditioned element of Nibbana... These are the phenomena, which
neither are results themselves, nor cause any other results!
Source: The 1st canonical Abhidhamma Book: Dhammasanghani: pp 991-993
The Classification of States. The Enumeration of Ultimate Realities.
Tr. by U Kyaw Khine. 1999. Sri Satguru Publications. Delhi.
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