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One consciousness, accompanied by equanimity, dissociated from wrong view, unprompted. 8. One consciousness, accompanied by equanimity, dissociated from wrong view, prompted. These eight types of consciousness are accompanied by greed. Guide to §4 Unwholesome Consciousness: In analyzing unwholesome consciousness, the Abhidhamma first classifies it by way of its most prominent root (mūla, hetu), whether greed (lobha), hatred (dosa), or delusion (moha). Greed and hatred, according to the Abhidhamma, are mutually exclusive: they cannot coexist within the same citta.
They merely arise, accomplish some function, and then fall away without residue. §16. Summary of Sense-Sphere Beautiful Consciousness Vedanā-ñāṇa-saṁkhārabhedena catuvīsati Sahetu-kāmāvacarapuññapākakriyā matā. The sense-sphere consciousness with roots (sahetu) — understood as wholesome, resultant, and functional — becomes twenty-four by classification according to feeling (vedanā), knowledge (ñāṇa), and prompting (saṁkhāra). 33 Kiriya (or kriyā) citta, “functional consciousness” or “karmically inoperative consciousness,” is the name for such states of consciousness that are neither karmically wholesome (kusala), nor unwholesome (akusala), nor kamma-results (vipāka); that is, they function independently of kamma.
Compendium of Consciousness 39 Guide to §12 Beautiful consciousness (sobhanacittāni): Beautiful consciousness includes all cittas “excluding those that are evil,” that is, the twelve types of unwholesome consciousness, and “the rootless,” the eighteen types that are utterly devoid of roots. This type of consciousness is called “beautiful” because it is accompanied by beautiful mental factors (cetasikas — see Chapter 2, §§5—8). It should be understood that the beautiful (sobhana) has a wider range than the wholesome (kusala).