Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)

by Ashin Janakabhivamsa | 66,666 words

English translation of "Abhidhamma in Daily Life" by Professor Ko Lay. Revised by Sayadaw U Silananda, International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University, Yangon, 1999...

Chapter 4 - Cetasikas Associated With Both Good And Bad Cittas (mind)

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Cetasikas That Are common to both good and bad minds (cittas) are thirteen in number. They are:

  1. Phassa (contact, touch)
  2. Vedana (feeling, sensation)
  3. Sanna (cognition, perception)
  4. Cetana (volition)
  5. Ekaggata (one pointed-ness, or concentration on one subject)
  6. Jivitindriya (controlling faculty or principle)
  7. Manasikara (attention)
  8. Vitakka (initial application, thought)
  9. Vicara (sustained application)
  10. Adhimokkha (resolution, deciding commitment)
  11. Viriya (effort)
  12. Piti (joyful satisfaction)
  13. Chanda (will)

They are all mental factors which can associate with either good or bad states of mind.

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