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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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There are 25 sobhana cetasikas or beautiful mental factors. Among them 19 cetasikas are universal to all beautiful cittas that is 59 sobhana cittas in 89 cittas or 91 sobhana cittas in 121 cittas. They are called sobhanacittasadharana cetasikas.

  1. saddha
  2. sati
  3. hiri
  4. ottappa
  5. alobha
  6. adosa
  7. tatramajjattata

And, 6 pairs of cetasikas altogether 19 in total. The 6 pairs are

  1. passaddhi, cittapassaddhi and kayapassaddhi
  2. lahuta, cittalahuta and kayalahuta
  3. muduta, cittamuduta and kayamuduta
  4. kammannata, cittakammannata and kaya kammannata
  5. pagunnata, cittapagunnata and kayapagunnata and
  6. jukata, cittujukata and kayujukata.

There are three virati cetasikas. Virati means avoidance. They are:

  1. samma kammanta,
  2. samma vaca, and
  3. samma ajiva.

There are 2 appamanna cetasikas, namely:

  1. Appamann,
  2. Karuna

In the 25 sobhana cetasikas or beautiful mental factors, the last to be mentioned but the most important is panna or pannindriya cetasikas.

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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