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Its precise meaning is to be understood according to the context. When used as one of the five ‘aggregates’ (Pancakkhandha), it refers to all the mental states, except √ 8. See Upekkhà, Note. 42. 33 vedana and sa¤¤à. In the Paticca-Samuppàda it is applied to all moral and immoral activities, good and bad thoughts. , it is invariably applied to all conditioned things. , with effort) is that which is prompted, instigated, or induced by oneself or by another. , without effort) is that which is thus unaffected, but done spontaneously.

With joy a boy instantly steals an apple, viewing no evil thereby. 2. Prompted by a friend, a boy joyfully steals an apple, viewing no evil thereby. 3. 4. The same illustration serves for the third and fourth types of consciousness with the difference that the stealing is done without any false view. 5. 6. 7. 8. The remaining four types of consciousness are similar to the above with the difference that the stealing is done with a neutral feeling. Illwill 9. With hatred one murders another without any premeditation.

A person is distracted in mind, unable to concentrate on an object. 40 As these two types of consciousness are feeble, due to stupidity or dullness of mind, the accompanied feeling is neither pleasurable nor displeasurable, but neutral. 21. The ten kinds of akusala (evil) in relation to the twelve types of immoral consciousness. There are ten kinds of evil committed through deed, word and thought. Deed—(1) Killing (pàõàtipàta), (2) Stealing (adinnàdàna), (3) Sexual Misconduct (kàmesumicchàcàra).

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