A Manual of Abhidhamma by Naranda Maha Thera

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Evil or bad is a better rendering than sin which has a Christian outlook. 30. Hetuka— All the Cittas that are to be described hereafter, are called Sahetukas, with Roots, opposed to the Ahetukas of the foregoing section. Of the twenty-four Kàmàvacara Sobhana Cittas, twelve are connected with two good Roots—generosity (alobha) and loving-kindness (adosa); twelve with three good Hetus—generosity, loving-kindness, and knowledge (amoha). 31. Fifty-nine or Ninety-one: Kàmàvacara Råpàvacara Aråpàvacara Lokuttara — 24 — 15 — 12 — 8 When the eight Lokuttara Cittas are developed by means of each of the five Kusala Råpa Jhànas, as will be explained at the end of this chapter, they total 40.

Craving is also used as an equivalent of lobha. In the case of a desirable object of sense, there arises, as a rule, clinging or attachment. In the case of an undesirable object, ordinarily there is aversion. In Pàli such aversion is termed dosa or pañigha. Dosa dus, to be displeased. Pañigha is is derived from ‘gha’ (han), to strike, derived from ‘pañi’, against, and to contact. Illwill, hatred are also suggested as equivalents of ‘pañigha’. muh, to delude. It is deluMoha is derived from sion, stupidity, bewilderment.

As a seed sown on fertile soil germinates and fructifies itself sooner or later, according to its own intrinsic nature, even so kusala and akusala actions produce their due desirable and undesirable effects. They are called Vipàka. 17. Kiriya or Kriyà, literally, means action. Here Kiriya is used in the sense of ineffective action. Kamma is causally effective. Kiriya is causally ineffective. Good deeds of Buddhas and Arahants are called Kiriya because Kamma is not accumulated by them as they have gone beyond both good and evil.

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