14: The Explanation of Results having an Unwholesome Root



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What are thoughts without consequences?
At whatever time, through having done and accumulated unwholesome deeds in the sensual realm, a resultant eye-consciousness has arisen, connected with equanimity, (having) a form object,
at that time with an unwholesome root as condition there is a (volitional) process,
with a (volitional) process as condition: 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.

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

That which is volition, intention, intentionality:

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

...pe...

 

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

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 a (volitional) process as condition: 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 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: 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.’

 

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.’

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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 an unwholesome root as condition there is a (volitional) process,
with a (volitional) process as condition: 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, 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 an unwholesome root as condition there is a (volitional) process,
with a (volitional) process as condition: 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, 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 an unwholesome root as condition there is a (volitional) process,
with a (volitional) process as condition: 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, through having done and accumulated unwholesome deeds, a resultant
body-consciousness has arisen, connected with suffering, (having) a tangible object,
...pe... at that time with an unwholesome root as condition there is a (volitional) process,
with a (volitional) process as condition: 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, through having done and accumulated unwholesome deeds, a resultant
mind 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 referring to whatever (thought),
at that time with an unwholesome root as condition there is a (volitional) process,
with a (volitional) process as condition: 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.

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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 an unwholesome root as condition there is a (volitional) process,
with a (volitional) process as condition: 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.

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

That which is volition, intention, intentionality:

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

 

Herein, what is ‘with a (volitional) process as condition: 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: 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 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.’

The Explanation of Results having an Unwholesome Root

The Section Derived from the Abstract Teaching

The Analysis of Conditional Origination is Finished