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This chapter has dealt with the akusala cetasikas. (unwholesome mental factors) that contaminate the mind. The akusala cetasikas are present in the stream of consciousness of everyone. We often hear or see the evil power of greed, hatred, pride, etc. The whole world, due to akusala mental factors, is full of turmoil and atrocities. We even come across such evils ourselves.

By virtue of my efforts to clarify the nature of bad cetasikas that soil the mind, may I be able to lessen the forces of unwholesome mental factors in my own self.

May my associates and acquaintances irrespective of age or status, be able to cultivate good minds! May readers of this book nurture good minds, good attitudes and good thoughts.

Due to my exposition of unwholesome mental factors I hope many people will change their minds (attitudes) from bad to good. May I be able to get rid of all unwholesome mental factors, the evils, the impurities in forthcoming existences. May my acquaintances be able to cultivate good minds and realise Nibbana in the shortest possible time.

Here ends the chapter on Akusala Cetasikas called

Unwholesome Mental Factors

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