shortness of kusala


We agree on what our duties are, no problem. What about the
different cittas arising because of their own conditions? I read in
the Atthasaalini (Cittupaada, Analysis of Terms): By samaya is shown
the concurrence of conditions, the mutual contribution towards the
production of a common result. The Expositor explains with regard to
samaya as condition:

In the same passage: It shows the extreme shortness of the time in
the occurrence of kusala citta and it points out . It stresses that advice has been given that we
should have strenuousness and earnestness in pa.tivedha, realization
of the truth, since this is very difficult:

No contradiction. We remember that there are cittas accompanied by
cetasikas arising because of conditions.


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