Compendium of Phenomena

2.1 Arising of Mind

2.1.9. Bad results that are indeterminate

(a) The Five Modes of Sense-Cognition

Which are the states that are indeterminate?

When, as the result of bad karma having been wrought, having been stored up,

  • visual cognition has arisen, accompanied by disinterestedness and having as its object a sight …
  • auditory cognition has arisen, accompanied by disinterestedness and having as its object a sound …
  • olfactory cognition has arisen, accompanied by disinterestedness and having as its object a smell …
  • gustatory cognition has arisen, accompanied by disinterestedness and having as its object a taste …
  • cognition of body has arisen, accompanied by distress and having as its object something tangible,

then there is

  • contact
  • thinking,
  • feeling
  • thought,
  • perception, distress,
  • self-collectedness;
  • the faculties of ideation,
  • distress,
  • vitality.

Now these, or whatever other incorporeal, causally induced states there are on that occasion—these are states that are indeterminate.

Question and answer on ‘contact’ as above passim.

What on that occasion is feeling?

The bodily pain, the bodily distress which, on that occasion, is born of contact with the appropriate element of cognition of body; the painful, distressful sensation which is born of contact with the body; the painful, distressful feeling which is born of contact with the body—this is the feeling that there then is.

What on that occasion is distress?

The bodily pain, the bodily distress which, on that occasion, is the painful, distressful sensation born of contact with the body; the painful, distressful feeling born of contact with the body—this is the distress that there then is.

What on that occasion is the faculty of distress?

Answer as in §559.

Or whatever other incorporeal, causally induced states there are on that occasion, these are states that are indeterminate.

Summary

Now at that time

  • the skandhas are four,
  • the spheres are two,
  • the elements are two,
  • the nutriments are three,
  • the faculties are three,
  • contact,
  • etc.

Continue as in §58.

  • the faculty of ideation counts as a single factor,
  • the element of the cognition of body counts as a single factor,
  • the sphere of [mental] states counts as a single factor,
  • etc.

Continue as in §§58–61.

What on that occasion is the skandha of syntheses?

  • Contact, discursive thought,
  • thinking, self-collectedness;
  • conception, the faculty of vitality.

Or whatever other incorporeal, causally induced states there are on that occasion, exclusive of the skandhas of feeling, perception and intellect—these are the skandha of syntheses.

Continue as in §63, etc.

(b) The Element of Ideation

Which are the states that are indeterminate?

When, as the result of bad karma having been wrought, having been stored up, an element of ideation has arisen, accompanied by disinterestedness, and having as its object a sight, a sound, a smell, a taste, something tangible or what not, then there is

  • contact, thought,
  • feeling, conception,
  • perception, discursive thought,
  • thinking, disinterestedness,
  • self-collectedness;
  • the faculties of ideation,
  • disinterestedness,
  • vitality.

Now these, or whatever other incorporeal, causally induced states there are on that occasion—these are states that are indeterminate.

Summary

This including the description of the appropriate skandha of syntheses , is identical with the corresponding Summary, §§467a, 468.

(c) The Element of Representative Intellection.

Which are the states that are indeterminate?

When, as the result of bad karma having been wrought, having been stored up, an element of representative intellection has arisen, accompanied by disinterestedness, and having as its object a sight, etc., or what not, then there is

  • contact, thought,
  • feeling
  • conception,
  • perception, discursive thought,
  • thinking
  • self-collectedness;
  • the faculties of
  • ideation,
  • disinterestedness,
  • vitality.

Now these, or whatever other incorporeal, causally induced states there are on that occasion—these are states that are indeterminate.

Continue as in §§485–496.

Summary

This including the description of the appropriate skandha of syntheses, is identical with §§496a, 497.[564a, 565]

Here end the Indeterminates which are the result of Bad [Karma].