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What are the 12 Detrimental Kinds of Consciousness?



Rooted in Greed (Lobha):

1: Unprompted consciousness joined with joy and false view.
Example: Greedy and careless one spontaneously enjoys sense pleasure.
2: Prompted consciousness joined with joy and false view.
Ex: Greedy and careless one urged by others enjoys sense pleasure.
3: Unprompted consciousness with joy, but not with false view.
Ex: Greedy, yet not careless, one spontaneously enjoys sense pleasure.
4: Prompted consciousness joined with joy, but not with false view.
Ex: Greedy, though not careless, one incited enjoys sense pleasure.
5: Unprompted consciousness with equanimity and false view.
Ex: Greedy and careless one spontaneously and indifferent takes pleasure.
6: Prompted consciousness joined with equanimity and false view.
Ex: Greedy and careless one, urged on, still indifferent takes pleasure.
7: Unprompted consciousness with equanimity, but not with false view.
Ex: Greedy, yet not careless, one spontaneously and bored takes pleasure.
8: Prompted consciousness with equanimity, but not with false view.
Ex: Greedy, yet not careless, one urged on takes pleasure indifferently.

The common false view is here: There is no danger in sense pleasure!
Addicted to sensing beings have been drawn back into birth and death
billions of times and thus killed by this sense pleasure billions of times!
Therefore is this clinging to sense pleasure as detrimental as it comes...

Rooted in Hate (Dosa):
9: Unprompted consciousness joined with sorrow and aversion.
Example: Angry and frustrated one spontaneously harms or kills.
10: Prompted consciousness joined with sorrow and aversion.
Example: Angry and frustrated one, urged on by others, harms or kills.

Rooted in Ignorance (Moha):
11: Consciousness joined with disinterestedness, doubt and uncertainty.
Example: Confused one cannot make up one's mind, nor take any decision.
12: Consciousness joined with bored indifference, and restless agitation.
Example: Confused one remains distracted, scattered and mentally unsettled.

These are the 12 kinds of Disadvantageous and detrimental Consciousness of
the Sensuous Sphere (lower worlds). The delayed effect of all these is Pain!
There are in total 89 kinds of Consciousness. They are all mapped here:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/table1.htm

Blissful is the overcoming of all sense-desires!
Blissful is being without passions in this world!
Blissful is being harmless towards all sentient beings...
Udana II, 1


Ignorance is not knowing and not understanding the 4 Noble Truths!

More on the Disadvantageous: (Akusala):
What_is_Detrimental, Evaporizing_Bad

Source:  The Path of Purification XIV 81ff:
Visuddhimagga  by Ariya Buddhaghosa from the 5th century AC.
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/pdfs/PathofPurification2011.pdf

What is Disadvantageous Consciousness?


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