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 What actually are the Disadvantageous Mental States?

Cut Short:
Mental states mixed or joined with any form of even diluted
hate are Disadvantageous!
Mental states mixed or joined with any form of even diluted
greed are Disadvantageous!
Mental states mixed or joined with any form of even diluted
ignorance are Disadvantageous!

In Detail:
At whatever occasion any disadvantageous thought pertaining to the sense sphere, accompanied
by gladness and associated with knowledge, pointed to any sense object, such as a visible form,
a sound, a smell, a taste, a touch, or a mental object, then right at that time arises momentarily:
Contact, feeling, perception, intention, idea, directed thought, sustained thinking, joy, happiness,
one-pointedness of the mind, the ability of faith, energy, awareness, concentration, understanding,
the ability of mind & gladness, the ability of vitality, wrong view, wrong motivation, wrong effort,
wrong awareness, and wrong concentration. There arise the powers of conviction, enthusiasm,
acute awareness, focused concentration, understanding. There arise the evil effects of no-shame,
of no-fear of the results of wrong-doing! There arise greed, hatred, confusion, and possessiveness.
There arises then wrong view, but neither shame, conscience, nor any fear of wrongdoing...
Calm, insight and non-distraction is present. These and whatever formless immaterial mental
states these later causally produce: These are called Disadvantageous  mental states...


More on Disadvantageous & Detrimental States (Akusala Dhammā):

The Classification of States. Dhammasanganī. The 1st of the 7 Abhidhamma Books.

 What is Disadvantageous?

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