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Buddhist Dictionary by NYANATILOKA MAHATHERA
kriya-citta,or kiriya-citta:'functional consciousness' or 'kammically inoperative consciousness',is a name for such states of consciousness as are neither kammically wholesome (kusala),nor unwholesome (akusala),nor kamma-results (vipāka); that is,they function independently of kamma.Thus are also called all those worldly mental states in the Arahat which are accompanied by 2 or 3 noble roots (greedlessness,hatelessness,undeludedness),being in the Arahat kammically neutral and corresponding to the kammically wholesome states of a non-Arahat (s.Tab.1-8 and 73-89),as well as the rootless mirth-producing (hasituppāda) mind-consciousness-element of the Arahat (Tab.72); further,that mind-element (mano-dhātu) which performs the function of advertence (āvajjana) to the sense object (Tab.70),and that mind-consciousness-element (manoviññāṇa-dhātu) which performs the functions of deciding (voṭṭhapana) and advertence to the mental object (Tab.71).The last-named 2 elements,of course,occur in all beings.

Together with kamma-resultant consciousness (vipāka) it belongs to the group of 'kammically neutral consciousness' (avyākata).See Tab.I (last column).- (App.).

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