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Abhidhamma View(40): Mind for Mind-and-Matter, cont'd

Postby yawares » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:13 pm

Dear Members,

:candle: Abhidhamma View(40): Mind for Mind-and-Matter, cont'd :candle:
[Presented by Dr.Tep Sastri @ SariputtaDhamma/Jtn/Mult]


CMA VIII, p. 312-313:

Path condition is a condition where a conditioning state relates to the conditioned states by causing them to function as a means for reaching a particular destination. The conditioning states in this relation are the twelve path factors, which reduce to nine cetasikas [see p. 272-273]. The four wrong path factors are the means for reaching the woeful destinations; the eight path factors are the means for reaching the blissful destinations and Nibbaana. The conditioned states are all citta except the eighteen that are rootless, the conditioned cetasikas, and the conascent material phenomena. While the path factors in the resultant and functional cittas do not lead to any destinations, they are still classed as path factors because, considered abstractly in their own nature, they are identical with those capable of leading to destinations.

Kamma condition is of two kinds: (i) conascent kamma condition(sujaata-kammapaccaya), and (ii) asynchronous kamma condition(naanaakkha.nika-kammapaccaya).

(i) In the conascent kamma condition, the conditioning states are the volitions(cetanaa) in the eighty-nine cittas. The conditioned states are the citta and cetasikas associated with those volitions and the conascent material phenomena. Volition here functions as a conascent kamma condition by causing its concomitants to perform their respective tasks and by arousing the appropriate kinds of material phenomena simultaneously with its own arising.

(ii) In the asynchronous kamma condition, there is a temporal gap between the conditioning state and the conditioned states. The conditioning state in this relation is a past wholesome or an unwholesome volition. The conditioned states are the resultant cittas, their cetasikas, and material phenomena born of kamma, both in rebirth-linking and in the course of existence. The conditioning force here is the ability of such volition to generate the appropriate resultant mental states and kamma-born materiality. This conditional relation also obtains a path consciousness and its fruition.

Result condition is a condition where a conditioning state makes the conditioned states that arise together with it be a passive, effortless, and quiescent as itself. The conditioning states in this relation are the resultant cittas and cetasikas. The conditioned states are those same resultants with respect to each other and the conascent material phenomena. Since resultants are produced from the maturing kamma, they are not active but passive and quiescent. Thus in the mind of a person in deep sleep, the resultant bhavanga consciousness arises and passes away in constant succession, yet during this time no efforts are made for action by body, speech, or mind, and there is not even distinct awareness of an object. Similarly, in the five-door cognitive process, the resultant cittas do not make an exertion to know their object. It is only in the javana phase that effort is made to clearly cognize the object, and again it is only in the javana phase that actions are performed.
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