11: The Explanation of what is Without Consequences



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[306]

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the sensual realm, a resultant eye-consciousness has arisen, connected with equanimity, (having) a form object,
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: continuation, Comm: But here, in particular, with eye-consciousness and so on, the place of craving and attachment are omitted. Why? Because of the absence of a strong state to put in the place of craving, and (because of) being without resolve. 01
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

[307]

Herein, what is ‘a (volitional) process?’

That which is volition, intention, intentionality:

this is said to be ‘a (volitional) process.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, ...pe... heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the eye-consciousness element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with consciousness as condition: mind?’

(There is) the feeling constituent, the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent:

this is said to be ‘with consciousness as condition: mind.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, ...pe... heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the eye-consciousness element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact?’

That which is contact, contacting, close contacting, the state of being in close contact:

this is said to be ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with contact as condition: feeling?’

That which is neither mental agreeableness nor disagreeableness, neither painful nor pleasant experience born of contact with the mind, neither painful nor pleasant feeling born of contact with the mind:

this is said to be ‘with contact as condition: feeling.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with feeling as condition: continuation?’

Except for feeling, Continuation (bhava) is normally defined in terms of the four constituents (khandha), but here feeling is excluded as it cannot be a condition for itself. The statement is a bit awkward, as it could simply have been dropped from the list, rather than excluded from a list of items it is not included in in the first place, but it is following a pattern established earlier in regard to attachment (upadāna) and resolve (adhimokkha).02 (it is) the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent, the consciousness constituent:

this is said to be ‘with feeling as condition: continuation.’

...pe...

 

Herein, what is ‘with continuation as condition: birth?’

That which for various things is birth, being born, return, turning up, manifestation:

this is said to be ‘with continuation as condition: birth.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death?’

There is ageing, there is death.

Herein, what is ‘ageing?’

For various things (there is) ageing, agedness, the dwindling away of the life span:

this is said to be ‘ageing.’

Herein, what is ‘death?’

For various things (there is) destruction, decay, a breaking up, a complete breaking up, impermanence, a disappearance:

this is called ‘death.’

Thus, this is ageing and this is death,

this is said to be ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death.’

So there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering, and so there is an association with this whole mass of suffering, a meeting with it, a connection with it, a manifestation of it. This is said to be ‘the origination of this whole mass of suffering.’

[308]

At that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness rooted in a (volitional) process,
with consciousness as condition: mind rooted in consciousness,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere rooted in mind,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact rooted in the sixth sense sphere,
with contact as condition: feeling rooted in contact,
with feeling as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

[309]

At that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness associated with a (volitional) process,
with consciousness as condition: mind associated with consciousness,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere associated with mind,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact associated with the sixth sense sphere,
with contact as condition: feeling rooted in contact,
with feeling as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

[310]

At that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness, also with consciousness as condition there is a (volitional) process,
with consciousness as condition: mind, also with mind as condition: consciousness,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere, also with the sixth sense sphere as condition: mind,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact, also with contact as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with contact as condition: feeling, also with feeling as condition: contact,
with feeling as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

[311]

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the sensual realm, a resultant ear-consciousness has arisen, connected with equanimity, (having) a sound object,
...pe... at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the sensual realm, a resultant
nose-consciousness has arisen, connected with equanimity, (having) a smell object,
...pe... at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,

with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the sensual realm, a resultant
tongue-consciousness has arisen, connected with equanimity, (having) a taste object,
...pe... at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the sensual realm, a resultant
body-consciousness has arisen, connected with happiness, (having) a tangible object,
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

[312]

Herein, what is ‘a (volitional) process?’

That which is volition, intention, intentionality:

this is said to be ‘a (volitional) process.’

...pe...

 

Herein, what is ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the body-consciousness element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with consciousness as condition: mind?’

(There is) the feeling constituent, the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent:

this is said to be ‘with consciousness as condition: mind.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the body-consciousness element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact?’

That which is contact, contacting, close contacting, the state of being in close contact:

this is said to be ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with contact as condition: feeling?’

That which is bodily pleasure, bodily agreeableness, pleasure arising from contact with the body, agreeable feeling, pleasure and pleasureable feeling that is born in the body:

this is said to be ‘with contact as condition: feeling.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with feeling as condition: continuation?’

Except for feeling, (it is) the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent, the consciousness constituent:

this is said to be ‘with feeling as condition: continuation.’

...pe...

 

 

Herein, what is ‘with continuation as condition: birth?’

That which for various things is birth, being born, return, turning up, manifestation:

this is said to be ‘with continuation as condition: birth.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death?’

There is ageing, there is death.

Herein, what is ‘ageing?’

For various things (there is) ageing, agedness, the dwindling away of the life span:

this is said to be ‘ageing.’

Herein, what is ‘death?’

For various things (there is) destruction, decay, a breaking up, a complete breaking up, impermanence, a disappearance:

this is called ‘death.’

Thus, this is ageing and this is death,

this is said to be ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death.’

So there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering, and so there is an association with this whole mass of suffering, a meeting with it, a connection with it, a manifestation of it. This is said to be ‘the origination of this whole mass of suffering.’

[313]

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the sensual realm, a resultant mind element has arisen, connected with equanimity, (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

[314]

Herein, what is ‘a (volitional) process?’

That which is volition, intention, intentionality:

this is said to be ‘a (volitional) process.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, ...pe... heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the mind element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness.’

...pe...

 

Herein, what is ‘with consciousness as condition: mind?’

(There is) the feeling constituent, the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent:

this is said to be ‘with consciousness as condition: mind.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the mind element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact?’

That which is contact, contacting, close contacting, the state of being in close contact:

this is said to be ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with contact as condition: feeling?’

That which is neither mental agreeableness nor disagreeableness, neither painful nor pleasant experience born of contact with the mind, neither painful nor pleasant feeling born of contact with the mind:

this is said to be ‘with contact as condition: feeling.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with feeling as condition: resolve?’

That which is resolve of the mind, resolution, the state of being resolved on that (mind):

this is said to be ‘with feeling as condition: resolve.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with resolve as condition: continuation?’

Except for resolve, (it is) the feeling constituent, the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent, the consciousness constituent:

this is said to be ‘with resolve as condition: continuation.’

...pe...

 

Herein, what is ‘with continuation as condition: birth?’

That which for various things is birth, being born, return, turning up, manifestation:

this is said to be ‘with continuation as condition: birth.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death?’

There is ageing, there is death.

Herein, what is ‘ageing?’

For various things (there is) ageing, agedness, the dwindling away of the life span:

this is said to be ‘ageing.’

Herein, what is ‘death?’

For various things (there is) destruction, decay, a breaking up, a complete breaking up, impermanence, a disappearance:

this is called ‘death.’

Thus, this is ageing and this is death,

this is said to be ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death.’

So there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering, and so there is an association with this whole mass of suffering, a meeting with it, a connection with it, a manifestation of it. This is said to be ‘the origination of this whole mass of suffering.’

[315]

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the sensual realm, a resultant mind-consciousness element has arisen, connected with happiness, (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

[316]

Herein, what is ‘a (volitional) process?’

That which is volition, intention, intentionality:

this is said to be ‘a (volitional) process.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, ...pe... heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the mind-consciousness element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness.’

...pe...

 

Herein, what is ‘with consciousness as condition: mind?’

(There is) the feeling constituent, the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent:

this is said to be ‘with consciousness as condition: mind.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the mind-consciousness element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact?’

That which is contact, contacting, close contacting, the state of being in close contact:

this is said to be ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with contact as condition: feeling?’

That which is mental agreeableness, mental pleasure, pleasant and agreeable experience born of contact with the mind, pleasant and agreeable feeling born of contact with the mind:

this is said to be ‘with contact as condition: feeling.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with feeling as condition: resolve?’

That which is resolve of the mind, resolution, the state of being resolved on that (mind):

this is said to be ‘with feeling as condition: resolve.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with resolve as condition: continuation?’

Except for resolve, (it is) the feeling constituent, the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent, the consciousness constituent:

this is said to be ‘with resolve as condition: continuation.’

...pe...

 

Herein, what is ‘with continuation as condition: birth?’

That which for various things is birth, being born, return, turning up, manifestation:

this is said to be ‘with continuation as condition: birth.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death?’

There is ageing, there is death.

Herein, what is ‘ageing?’

For various things (there is) ageing, agedness, the dwindling away of the life span:

this is said to be ‘ageing.’

Herein, what is ‘death?’

For various things (there is) destruction, decay, a breaking up, a complete breaking up, impermanence, a disappearance:

this is called ‘death.’

Thus, this is ageing and this is death,

this is said to be ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death.’

So there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering, and so there is an association with this whole mass of suffering, a meeting with it, a connection with it, a manifestation of it. This is said to be ‘the origination of this whole mass of suffering.’

[317]

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the sensual realm, a resultant mind-consciousness element has arisen, connected with equanimity, (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

[318]

Herein, what is ‘a (volitional) process?’

That which is volition, intention, intentionality:

this is said to be ‘a (volitional) process.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, ...pe... heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the mind-consciousness element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness.’

...pe...

 

Herein, what is ‘with consciousness as condition: mind?’

(There is) the feeling constituent, the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent:

this is said to be ‘with consciousness as condition: mind.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the mind-consciousness element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact?’

That which is contact, contacting, close contacting, the state of being in close contact:

this is said to be ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with contact as condition: feeling?’

That which is neither mental agreeableness nor disagreeableness, neither painful nor pleasant experience born of contact with the mind, neither painful nor pleasant feeling born of contact with the mind:

this is said to be ‘with contact as condition: feeling.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with feeling as condition: resolve?’

That which is resolve of the mind, resolution, the state of being resolved on that (mind):

this is said to be ‘with feeling as condition: resolve.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with resolve as condition: continuation?’

Except for resolve, (it is) the feeling constituent, the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent, the consciousness constituent:

this is said to be ‘with resolve as condition: continuation.’

...pe...

 

Herein, what is ‘with continuation as condition: birth?’

That which for various things is birth, being born, return, turning up, manifestation:

this is said to be ‘with continuation as condition: birth.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death?’

There is ageing, there is death.

Herein, what is ‘ageing?’

For various things (there is) ageing, agedness, the dwindling away of the life span:

this is said to be ‘ageing.’

Herein, what is ‘death?’

For various things (there is) destruction, decay, a breaking up, a complete breaking up, impermanence, a disappearance:

this is called ‘death.’

Thus, this is ageing and this is death,

this is said to be ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death.’

So there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering, and so there is an association with this whole mass of suffering, a meeting with it, a connection with it, a manifestation of it. This is said to be ‘the origination of this whole mass of suffering.’

[319]

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the sensual realm, a resultant mind-consciousness element has arisen, connected with happiness, associated with knowledge, ...pe... (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the sensual realm, a resultant mind-consciousness element has arisen,
connected with happiness, associated with knowledge, with intention, ...pe... (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the sensual realm, a resultant mind-consciousness element has arisen,
connected with happiness, disassociated with knowledge, ...pe... (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the sensual realm, a resultant mind-consciousness element has arisen,
connected with happiness, disassociated with knowledge, with intention, ...pe... (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the sensual realm, a resultant mind-consciousness element has arisen,
connected with equanimity, associated with knowledge, ...pe... (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the sensual realm, a resultant mind-consciousness element has arisen,
connected with equanimity, associated with knowledge, with intention, ...pe... (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the sensual realm, a resultant mind-consciousness element has arisen,
connected with equanimity, disassociated with knowledge, ...pe... (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the sensual realm, a resultant mind-consciousness element has arisen,
connected with equanimity, disassociated with knowledge, with intention, (having) a form object, ...pe... or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

[320]

Herein, what is ‘a (volitional) process?’

That which is volition, intention, intentionality:

this is said to be ‘a (volitional) process.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, ...pe... heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the mind-consciousness element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness.’

...pe...

 

Herein, what is ‘with consciousness as condition: mind?’

(There is) the feeling constituent, the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent:

this is said to be ‘with consciousness as condition: mind.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the mind-consciousness element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact?’

That which is contact, contacting, close contacting, the state of being in close contact:

this is said to be ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with contact as condition: feeling?’

That which is neither mental agreeableness nor disagreeableness, neither painful nor pleasant experience born of contact with the mind, neither painful nor pleasant feeling born of contact with the mind:

this is said to be ‘with contact as condition: feeling.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with feeling as condition: faith?’

That which is confidence, being confident, assurance, great faith:

this is said to be ‘with feeling as condition: faith.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with faith as condition: resolve?’

That which is resolve of the mind, resolution, the state of being resolved on that (mind):

this is said to be ‘with faith as condition: resolve.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with resolve as condition: continuation?’

Except for resolve, (it is) the feeling constituent, the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent, the consciousness constituent:

this is said to be ‘with resolve as condition: continuation.’

...pe...

 

Herein, what is ‘with continuation as condition: birth?’

That which for various things is birth, being born, return, turning up, manifestation:

this is said to be ‘with continuation as condition: birth.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death?’

There is ageing, there is death.

Herein, what is ‘ageing?’

For various things (there is) ageing, agedness, the dwindling away of the life span:

this is said to be ‘ageing.’

Herein, what is ‘death?’

For various things (there is) destruction, decay, a breaking up, a complete breaking up, impermanence, a disappearance:

this is called ‘death.’

Thus, this is ageing and this is death,

this is said to be ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death.’

So there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering, and so there is an association with this whole mass of suffering, a meeting with it, a connection with it, a manifestation of it. This is said to be ‘the origination of this whole mass of suffering.’

[321]

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time he develops the Path leading to rebirth in the form worlds, quite secluded from sense desires, ...pe... secluded from unwholesome things, having thinking, reflection, and the happiness and rapture born of seclusion, and dwells having attained the first absorption on the earth-object,
...pe... at that time there is contact, there is feeling, there is perception, there is intention, there is thought,
there is thinking, there is reflection, there is rapture, there is happiness, there is one-pointedness of mind,
there is the faculty of faith, there is the faculty of energy, there is the faculty of mindfulness, there is the faculty of concentration, there is the faculty of wisdom,
there is the faculty of mind, there is the faculty of happiness, there is the faculty of life,
there is right view, there is right thought, there is right endeavour, there is right mindfulness, there is right concentration,
there is the strength of faith, there is the strength of energy, there is the strength of mindfulness, there is the strength of concentration, there is the strength of wisdom,
there is the strength of conscience, there is the strength of shame,
there is a lack of greed, there is a lack of hatred, there is a lack of delusion,
there is a lack of avarice, there is a lack of malice,
there is right view, there is conscience, there is shame,
there is bodily calm, there is mental calm,
there is bodily lightness, there is mental lightness,
there is bodily plasticity, there is mental plasticity,
there is bodily workableness, there is mental workableness,
there is bodily proficiency, there is mental proficiency,
there is bodily uprightness, there is mental uprightness,
there is mindfulness, there is full knowledge,
there is calm, there is full insight,
there is exertion,
there is balance:
those thoughts are wholesome.
For him, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the form realm, the result is that quite secluded from sense desires, ...pe... secluded from unwholesome things, having thinking, reflection, and the happiness and rapture born of seclusion, he dwells having attained the first absorption on the earth-object,
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

[322]

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time he develops the Path leading to rebirth in the formless worlds, having completely transcended the sphere of nothingness, associated with the perception of the sphere of neither-perception-nor-non-perception, having given up pleasure, ...pe... given up pain, and with the previous disappearance of mental well-being and sorrow, without pain, without pleasure, and with complete purity of mindfulness owing to equanimity, he dwells having attained the fourth absorption,
at that time there is contact, ...pe... there is feeling, there is perception, there is intention, there is thought,
there is thinking, there is reflection, there is rapture, there is happiness, there is one-pointedness of mind,
there is the faculty of faith, there is the faculty of energy, there is the faculty of mindfulness, there is the faculty of concentration, there is the faculty of wisdom,
there is the faculty of mind, there is the faculty of happiness, there is the faculty of life,
there is right view, there is right thought, there is right endeavour, there is right mindfulness, there is right concentration,
there is the strength of faith, there is the strength of energy, there is the strength of mindfulness, there is the strength of concentration, there is the strength of wisdom,
there is the strength of conscience, there is the strength of shame,
there is a lack of greed, there is a lack of hatred, there is a lack of delusion,
there is a lack of avarice, there is a lack of malice,
there is right view, there is conscience, there is shame,
there is bodily calm, there is mental calm,
there is bodily lightness, there is mental lightness,
there is bodily plasticity, there is mental plasticity,
there is bodily workableness, there is mental workableness,
there is bodily proficiency, there is mental proficiency,
there is bodily uprightness, there is mental uprightness,
there is mindfulness, there is full knowledge,
there is calm, there is full insight,
there is exertion,
there is balance:
those thoughts are wholesome.
For him, through having done and accumulated wholesome deeds in the formless realm, the result is that having completely transcended the sphere of nothingness, associated with the perception of the sphere of neither-perception-nor-non-perception, having given up pleasure, ...pe... given up pain, and with the previous disappearance of mental well-being and sorrow, without pain, without pleasure, and with complete purity of mindfulness owing to equanimity, he dwells having attained the fourth absorption,
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

[323]

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time he develops the supermundane absorption, which leads out, which goes to decrease (of rebirth), to abandonment of (wrong) views, to the attainment of the first ground, quite secluded from sense desires, ...pe... secluded from unwholesome things, having thinking, reflection, and the happiness and rapture born of seclusion, and dwells having attained the first absorption, with difficulty in practice and slow deepening of knowledge,
at that time there is contact, ...pe... there is feeling, there is perception, there is intention, there is thought,
there is thinking, there is reflection, there is rapture, there is happiness, there is one-pointedness of mind,
there is the faculty of faith, there is the faculty of energy, there is the faculty of mindfulness, there is the faculty of concentration, there is the faculty of wisdom,
there is the faculty of mind, there is the faculty of happiness, there is the faculty of life,
there is right view, there is right thought, there is right endeavour, there is right mindfulness, there is right concentration,
there is the strength of faith, there is the strength of energy, there is the strength of mindfulness, there is the strength of concentration, there is the strength of wisdom,
there is the strength of conscience, there is the strength of shame,
there is a lack of greed, there is a lack of hatred, there is a lack of delusion,
there is a lack of avarice, there is a lack of malice,
there is right view, there is conscience, there is shame,
there is bodily calm, there is mental calm,
there is bodily lightness, there is mental lightness,
there is bodily plasticity, there is mental plasticity,
there is bodily workableness, there is mental workableness,
there is bodily proficiency, there is mental proficiency,
there is bodily uprightness, there is mental uprightness,
there is mindfulness, there is full knowledge,
there is calm, there is full insight,
there is exertion,
there is balance:
those thoughts are wholesome.
For him, through having done and developed the supermundane absorption the result is that quite secluded from sense desires, ...pe... secluded from unwholesome things, having thinking, reflection, and the happiness and rapture born of seclusion, he dwells having attained the first absorption, with difficulty in practice and slow deepening of knowledge,
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

[324]

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated unwholesome deeds, a resultant eye-consciousness has arisen, connected with equanimity, (having) a form object,
...pe... at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated unwholesome deeds, a resultant
ear-consciousness has arisen, connected with equanimity, (having) a sound object,
...pe... at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated unwholesome deeds, a resultant
nose-consciousness has arisen, connected with equanimity, (having) a smell object,
...pe... at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated unwholesome deeds, a resultant
tongue-consciousness has arisen, connected with equanimity, (having) a taste object,
...pe... at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated unwholesome deeds, a resultant
body-consciousness has arisen, connected with suffering, (having) a tangible object,
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

[325]

Herein, what is ‘a (volitional) process?’

That which is volition, intention, intentionality:

this is said to be ‘a (volitional) process.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, ...pe... heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the body-consciousness element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness.’

...pe...

 

Herein, what is ‘with consciousness as condition: mind?’

(There is) the feeling constituent, the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent:

this is said to be ‘with consciousness as condition: mind.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the body-consciousness element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact?’

That which is contact, contacting, close contacting, the state of being in close contact:

this is said to be ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with contact as condition: feeling?’

That which is bodily pain, bodily disagreeableness, pain arising from contact with the body, disagreeable feeling, pain and painful feeling that is born in the body.

this is said to be ‘with contact as condition: feeling.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with feeling as condition: continuation?’

Except for feeling, (it is) the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent, the consciousness constituent:

this is said to be ‘with feeling as condition: continuation.’

...pe...

 

Herein, what is ‘with continuation as condition: birth?’

That which for various things is birth, being born, return, turning up, manifestation:

this is said to be ‘with continuation as condition: birth.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death?’

There is ageing, there is death.

Herein, what is ‘ageing?’

For various things (there is) ageing, agedness, the dwindling away of the life span:

this is said to be ‘ageing.’

Herein, what is ‘death?’

For various things (there is) destruction, decay, a breaking up, a complete breaking up, impermanence, a disappearance:

this is called ‘death.’

Thus, this is ageing and this is death,

this is said to be ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death.’

So there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering, and so there is an association with this whole mass of suffering, a meeting with it, a connection with it, a manifestation of it. This is said to be ‘the origination of this whole mass of suffering.’

[326]

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated unwholesome deeds, a resultant mind element has arisen, connected with equanimity, (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

[327]

Herein, what is ‘a (volitional) process?’

That which is volition, intention, intentionality:

this is said to be ‘a (volitional) process.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, ...pe... heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the mind element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness.’

...pe...

 

Herein, what is ‘with consciousness as condition: mind?’

(There is) the feeling constituent, the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent:

this is said to be ‘with consciousness as condition: mind.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the mind element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact?’

That which is contact, contacting, close contacting, the state of being in close contact:

this is said to be ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with contact as condition: feeling?’

That which is neither mental agreeableness nor disagreeableness, neither painful nor pleasant experience born of contact with the mind, neither painful nor pleasant feeling born of contact with the mind:

this is said to be ‘with contact as condition: feeling.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with feeling as condition: resolve?’

That which is resolve of the mind, resolution, the state of being resolved on that (mind):

this is said to be ‘with feeling as condition: resolve.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with resolve as condition: continuation?’

Except for resolve, (it is) the feeling constituent, the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent, the consciousness constituent:

this is said to be ‘with resolve as condition: continuation.’

...pe...

 

Herein, what is ‘with continuation as condition: birth?’

That which for various things is birth, being born, return, turning up, manifestation:

this is said to be ‘with continuation as condition: birth.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death?’

There is ageing, there is death.

Herein, what is ‘ageing?’

For various things (there is) ageing, agedness, the dwindling away of the life span:

this is said to be ‘ageing.’

Herein, what is ‘death?’

For various things (there is) destruction, decay, a breaking up, a complete breaking up, impermanence, a disappearance:

this is called ‘death.’

Thus, this is ageing and this is death,

this is said to be ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death.’

So there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering, and so there is an association with this whole mass of suffering, a meeting with it, a connection with it, a manifestation of it. This is said to be ‘the origination of this whole mass of suffering.’

[328]

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated unwholesome deeds, a resultant mind-consciousness element has arisen, connected with equanimity, (having) a form object, ...pe... or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

[329]

Herein, what is ‘a (volitional) process?’

That which is volition, intention, intentionality:

this is said to be ‘a (volitional) process.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, ...pe... heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the mind-consciousness element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness.’

...pe...

 

Herein, what is ‘with consciousness as condition: mind?’

(There is) the feeling constituent, the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent:

this is said to be ‘with consciousness as condition: mind.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere?’

That which is thought, mind, mentality, heart, consciousness, mind, the mind sense sphere, the mind faculty, consciousness, the consciousness constituent, the mind-consciousness element arising from that:

this is said to be ‘with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact?’

That which is contact, contacting, close contacting, the state of being in close contact:

this is said to be ‘with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with contact as condition: feeling?’

That which is neither mental agreeableness nor disagreeableness, neither painful nor pleasant experience born of contact with the mind, neither painful nor pleasant feeling born of contact with the mind:

this is said to be ‘with contact as condition: feeling.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with feeling as condition: resolve?’

That which is resolve of the mind, resolution, the state of being resolved on that (mind):

this is said to be ‘with feeling as condition: resolve.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with resolve as condition: continuation?’

Except for resolve, (it is) the feeling constituent, the perception constituent, the (volitional) processes constituent, the consciousness constituent:

this is said to be ‘with resolve as condition: continuation.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with continuation as condition: birth?’

That which for various things is birth, being born, return, turning up, manifestation:

this is said to be ‘with continuation as condition: birth.’

 

Herein, what is ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death?’

There is ageing, there is death.

Herein, what is ‘ageing?’

For various things (there is) ageing, agedness, the dwindling away of the life span:

this is said to be ‘ageing.’

Herein, what is ‘death?’

For various things (there is) destruction, decay, a breaking up, a complete breaking up, impermanence, a disappearance:

this is called ‘death.’

Thus, this is ageing and this is death,

this is said to be ‘with birth as condition: ageing, death.’

So there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering, and so there is an association with this whole mass of suffering, a meeting with it, a connection with it, a manifestation of it. This is said to be ‘the origination of this whole mass of suffering.’

[330]

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time a mind element has arisen that is inoperative, being neither wholesome nor unwholesome, nor a result of (previous) deeds, connected with equanimity, (having) a form object, ...pe... or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, ...pe... or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time
a mind-consciousness element has arisen that is inoperative, being neither wholesome nor unwholesome, nor a result of (previous) deeds, connected with happiness, (having) a form object, ...pe... or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object,...pe... or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time
a mind-consciousness element has arisen that is inoperative, being neither wholesome nor unwholesome, nor a result of (previous) deeds, connected with equanimity, (having) a form object, ...pe... or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

[331]

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time a mind-consciousness element has arisen that is inoperative, being neither wholesome nor unwholesome, nor a result of (previous) deeds, connected with happiness, associated with knowledge, ...pe... (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time a mind-consciousness element has arisen that is inoperative, being neither wholesome nor unwholesome, nor a result of (previous) deeds,
connected with happiness, associated with knowledge, with intention, ...pe... (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time a mind-consciousness element has arisen that is inoperative, being neither wholesome nor unwholesome, nor a result of (previous) deeds,
connected with happiness, disassociated with knowledge, ...pe... (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time a mind-consciousness element has arisen that is inoperative, being neither wholesome nor unwholesome, nor a result of (previous) deeds,
connected with happiness, disassociated with knowledge, with intention, ...pe... (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time a mind-consciousness element has arisen that is inoperative, being neither wholesome nor unwholesome, nor a result of (previous) deeds,
connected with equanimity, associated with knowledge, ...pe... (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time a mind-consciousness element has arisen that is inoperative, being neither wholesome nor unwholesome, nor a result of (previous) deeds,
connected with equanimity, associated with knowledge, with intention, ...pe... (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time a mind-consciousness element has arisen that is inoperative, being neither wholesome nor unwholesome, nor a result of (previous) deeds,
connected with equanimity, associated with knowledge, ...pe... (having) a form object, or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

 

What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time a mind-consciousness element has arisen that is inoperative, being neither wholesome nor unwholesome, nor a result of (previous) deeds,
connected with equanimity, associated with knowledge, with intention, (having) a form object, ...pe... or a sound object, or a smell object, or a taste object, or a tangible object, or a thought object, or referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

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What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time he develops absorption in the form realm, that is inoperative, being neither wholesome nor unwholesome, nor a result of (previous) deeds, a happy abiding in the here and now, quite secluded from sense desires, ...pe... secluded from unwholesome things, having thinking, reflection, and the happiness and rapture born of seclusion, and dwells having attained the first absorption on the earth-object,
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

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What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time he develops absorption in the formless realm, that is inoperative, being neither wholesome nor unwholesome, nor a result of (previous) deeds, a happy abiding in the here and now, having completely transcended the sphere of nothingness, associated with the perception of the sphere of neither-perception-nor-non-perception, having given up pleasure, ...pe... given up pain, and with the previous disappearance of mental well-being and sorrow, without pain, without pleasure, and with complete purity of mindfulness owing to equanimity, he dwells having attained the fourth absorption,
at that time with a (volitional) process as condition there is consciousness,
with consciousness as condition: mind,
with mind as condition: the sixth sense sphere,
with the sixth sense sphere as condition: contact,
with contact as condition: feeling,
with feeling as condition: faith,
with faith as condition: resolve,
with resolve as condition: continuation,
with continuation as condition: birth,
with birth as condition: ageing, death,
and so there is an origination of this whole mass of suffering.

The Explanation of what is Without Consequences