the Kammically Neutral States?
Mental states, which are
ethically indeterminable, and morally undefined as being neither
good nor bad, neither right nor wrong, and thus neither wholesome
nor unwholesome ...
In Detail: Which states are neither
1: States that are
of prior actions (kamma)
are themselves neutral:
There are states, which are the resulting effects of prior advantageous
These states are either a feeling, a perception, a mental construction, or a
moment of consciousness.
resulting effects are neither advantageous, nor disadvantageous, but inherently
UNINTENTIONAL ACTIONS (kiriya kamma)
= inert and ineffective actions are neutral states:
There are mental states, which neither are advantageous, nor disadvantageous,
nor are resultants.
These are unintentional inert actions, which does not cause any effects, or kammic
These states are neither advantageous, nor disadvantageous, nor causes, nor
effects, but neutral.
All actions of the Arahat are
kiriya kamma = neutral states not causing any kammic
and killing an ant, while not having seen it, nor wished to harm it,
is a neutral action.
3: All forms of
PHYSICAL MATTER, MATERIALITY, also called FORM (rūpa) are
Mountains, trees, food, water, air, knives, weapons,
and even atomic bombs are all
It is the intention behind utilizing these dead
and passive things, which can be
either good or bad...
4: The state of
NIBBĀNA is an undecided, indeterminate, undeterminable,
and all neutral state:
Unconditioned Element of
is a neutral state, which causes nothing, and as such
advantageous, nor disadvantageous, neither
a cause, nor an effect of anything else...
These are the neutral states, which are
About the cause and effect of intentional states:
The Classification of States.
The 1st of the 7 Abhidhamma Books.