Points of Controversy

14.6. Of Unconscious Outbursts of Corruption

Controverted Point: That outbursts of corruption take place unconsciously.

Theravādin: You imply that such outbursts come under the non-mental categories—matter, Nibbāna, organ or object of sense… . Are they not rather to be classed as lust-ridden, hate-ridden, delusion-ridden mind, as immoral, corrupted consciousness, the existence of which you of course admit?