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Abhidhamma View: Wholesome Results
[Presented by Dr.Tep Sastri @ SD/JTN/Mult]CMA V, p.214- 215:
(1) Therein, superior wholesome kamma accompanied by three roots, produces rebirth-linking similarly accompanied by three roots, and during the course of existence it gives effect to sixteen kinds of resultants.
(2) Wholesome kamma of an inferior grade accompanied by three roots, and that of a superior grade accompanied by two roots, produces rebirth-linking with two roots, and gives effect to twelve kinds of resultants, excluding those with three roots, during the course of existence.
(3) But wholesome kamma of an inferior grade accompanied by two roots produces rebirth-linking without roots, and gives effect to rootless resultants during the course of existence.[Explanation for (1) - (3) :]
Superior wholesome kamma: wholesome kamma is distinguished by way of its capacity to produce results into two grades, the superior and the inferior. The superior grade(ukka.t.tha) of wholesome kamma is that done with the mind that has been well cleansed of defilements and is attended with good causes before and after the commission of the deed; for example, giving alms to the virtuous with wealth righteously obtained, while rejoicing before and after the act of giving. The inferior grade(omaka) is done with the mind that before and after the performance of the wholesome deed is tainted by such defiled states as self-exaltation, the disparagement of others, and subsequently regret.
Rebirth-linking similarly accompanied by three roots: This occurs by way of the four great resultants accompanied by knowledge. The sixteen resultants that arise in the course of existence are the eight that are rootless and the eight great resultants.
Twelve kinds of resultants: excluding the four great resultants accompanied by knowledge.
Rebirth-linking without roots: the wholesome-resultant investigating consciousness accompanied by equanimity.
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