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Abhidhamma View : Mind for Mind-and-Matter

Postby yawares » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:49 pm

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:candle: Abhidhamma View(39): Mind for Mind-and-Matter :candle:
[Presented by Dr.Tep Sastri @ SariputtaDhamma/JTN/Mult]


CMA VIII, p. 307, 312:

In five ways mind is a condition for mind-and-matter: Roots, jhaana factors, and path factors are a condition for conascent mind-and-matter by way of root, etc. Conascent volition is a condition for conascent mind-and-matter, and asynchronous volition for mind-and-matter born of kamma, by way of kamma. The mental resultant aggregates are a condition for one another and for conascent matter by way of result.

Root condition is a condition where a conditioning state functions like a root by imparting firmness and fixity to the conditioned states. The conditioning state in this relation are the six mental factors known as roots: the three unwholesome roots (greed, hatred, delusion); and the three beautiful roots (non-greed, non-hatred, and non-delusion) which may be either wholesome or indeterminate. The conditioned states are the mental states associated with each root and the conascent material phenomena. Conascent material phenomena are those born of kamma at the moment of rebirth-linking, and those born of consciousness during the course of existence. Just as the roots of a tree are the basis for a tree's existence, growth, and stability, so these roots give rise to the conditioned states and make them firm and steady.

Jhaana condition is a condition where a conditioning state causes the conditioned states to participate in a close contemplation of an object. The conditioning states are the seven jhaana factors [1. initial application, 2. sustained application, 3. zest, 4. one-pointedness, 5. joy, 6. displeasure, 7. equanimity], which reduce to five cetasikas [because joy, displeasure, and equanimity are all feelings, and feeling is a single cetasika]. The conditioned states are the cittas and cetasikas associated with the jhaana factors --that is, all cittas except the ten types of sense consciousness-- and the conascent material phenomena. Although the conascent material phenomena cannot contemplate the object themselves, because they are produced by the close contemplation accomplished by the jhaana factors they are included among the conditioned states.

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