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Abhidhamma View : Wholesome Kamma
[Presented by Dr.Tep [email protected] SD/JTN/Mult] CMA V, p. 209: Wholesome kamma of the sense sphere is threefold according to the doors of action, namely, bodily action pertaining to the door of the body; verbal action pertaining to the door of speech; mental action pertaining to the door of the mind. Similarly, it is threefold as giving, virtue, and meditation. But it is eightfold according to the classes of consciousness. It is also tenfold as: (i) giving; (ii) meditation; (iv) reverence; (v) service; (vi) sharing of merit; (vii) rejoicing in others' merit; (viii) hearing the Dhamma; (ix) teaching the Dhamma; and (x) straightening out one's views.
All these twenty kinds (unwholesome and wholesome) are known as kamma pertaining to the sense sphere.CMA V, p. 210: Wholesome kamma of the fine-material sphere is purely mental action. It consists in meditation that has reached absorption and is fivefold of the jhaana factors.
So too, wholesome kamma of the immaterial sphere is purely mental action. It consists in meditation that has reached absorption and is fourfold by distinction of the object.CMA V, p. 211: Wholesome kamma of the sense sphere produces rebirth-linking in the sensuous blissful plane, and so too, (it produces) the great resultants in the course of existence. But it gives effect to the eight rootless resultants anywhere in the senuous world or the fine-material world, according to circumstances. The eight rootless resultants are the fivefold sense consciousness, receiving consciousness, and the twofold investigatingconsciousness. All eight rootless resultants ripen in the sensuous world, but three types of sense consciousness --of nose, tongue, and body-- do not ripen in the fine-material world, as the beings there lack the requisite sense faculties.
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