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There are two types of consciousness in which delusion is especially prominent: one associated with doubt, the other with restlessness. Accompanied by equanimity (upekkhāsahagata): Even if a desirable object is present when a delusion-rooted consciousness arises, it is not experienced as desirable and thus pleasant mental feeling (somanassa) does not arise. Similarly, an undesirable object is not experienced as such, and thus unpleasant mental feeling (domanassa) does not arise. Moreover, when the mind is obsessed by doubt (vicikicchā) or restlessness (uddhacca), it is not capable of forming a determinate positive or negative evaluation of the object, and thus cannot be associated with either pleasant or painful feeling.
Somanassasahagataṁ hasituppādacittañ cā ti. Imāni tīṇi pi ahetukakiriyacittāni nāma. Icc’evaṁ sabbathā pi aṭṭhāras’āhetukacittāni samattāni. 16. Five-sense-door adverting consciousness accompanied by equanimity; as is 17. Mind-door adverting consciousness; 18. Smile-producing consciousness accompanied by joy. These three are the rootless functional types of consciousness. Thus end, in all, the eighteen types of rootless consciousness. Guide to §10 Rootless functional consciousness (ahetukakiriyacittāni): The remaining three types of consciousness among the ahetuka are not karmic results.
5. 6. 7. Eye-consciousness accompanied by equanimity; as are Ear-consciousness; Nose-consciousness; Tongue-consciousness; Body-consciousness accompanied by pain; Receiving consciousness accompanied by equanimity; Investigating consciousness accompanied by equanimity. These seven are the unwholesome resultant types of consciousness. 34 1. ” These types, eighteen in number, do not contain any of the three unwholesome roots — greed (lobha), hatred (dosa), and delusion (moha) — nor do they contain the three bright roots — non-greed (alobha), non-hatred (adosa), and nondelusion (amoha) —, which may be either wholesome or indeterminate.