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Chapter 3 - On Kusala Cetasikas

Wholesome Mental Factors

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In this chapter kusala cetasikas, wholesome mental factors, will be dealt with.

The following mental factors are those that make consciousness wholesome:

  1. Saddha - faith, confidence,
  2. Sati - mindfulness, awareness.
  3. Hiri - moral shame,
  4. Ottappa - moral fear or dread,
  5. Alobha - non-greed, generosity,
  6. Adosa - non-hatred, good will,
  7. Amoha - non-delusion, wisdom,
  8. Metta - loving-kindness,
  9. Karuna - compassion,
  10. Mudita - sympathetic joy,
  11. Upekkha - equanimity,
  12. Sammavaca - right speech,
  13. Sammakammanta - right action,
  14. Samma-ajiva - right livelihood.

These fourteen good mental factors enhance the mind to be pure and wholesome.

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