Abhidhamma View : Mind for Mind (II)
[Presented by Dr.Tep Sastri @ SariputtaDhamma/JTN/Mult]
CMA VIII, p. 306-307 :
Repetition condition is the condition where the conditioning mental state causes the conditioned states, mental phenomena similar to itself, to arise with increased power and efficiency after it has ceased. Just as a student, by repeated study, becomes more proficient in his lessons, so the conditioning state, by causing states similar to themselves to arise in succession, impart greater proficiency and strength to them. The conditioning states in this relation are solely mundane wholesome, unwholesome, and functional mental phenomena at any given moment in the javana process except the last javana, insofar as they serve as a condition for mental phenomena having the same kammic quality (wholesome, unwholesome, or functional) in the following javana moment. The latter are the conditioned states in this relation.
Although the four supramundane path cittas are wholesome javanas, they do not become the conditioning states of repetition condition because they are followed by fruition cittas, which are resultants, and thus the repetition essential for this relation is lacking. And though fruition cittas can occur in succession in a javana process, because they are resultants they do not meet the full definition of the conditioning states in repetition condition. However, the triple-rooted sense-sphere wholesome cittas which immediatetly precede the path cittas are conditioning states and the latter are conditioned states in the repetition condition.
Association condition is the condition where a mental state, the conditioning state, causes other mental states, the conditioned states, to arise and be associated in an inseparable group characterized by its members having a common arising and cessation, a common object, and a common physical base. [The fifty-two states associated consciousness that arise and cease together with consciousness, that have the same object and base as consciousness, are known as mental factors.] This condition obtains between any citta or cetasika as the conditioning state and all the other mental phenomena in the same unit of consciousness as the conditioned states.
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