The Characteristic of Dosa - Two types of citta rooted in dosa
1. Accompanied by unpleasant feeling, arising with anger, unprompted
(Domanassa-sahagatam, patigha-sampayuttam, asankhārikam ekam)
2.Accompanied by unpleasant feeling, arising with anger, prompted
(Domanassa-sahagatam, patigha-sampayuttam, sasankhārikam ekam)
As we have seen, there are many degrees of dosa; it may be coarse or more
subtle. When dosa is coarse, it causes akusala kamma-patha (unwholesome
deeds) through body, speech or mind. Two kinds of akusala kamma-patha
through the body can be performed with dosa-mūla-citta: killing and
stealing. If we want less violence in the world we should try not to kill.
When we kill we accumulate a great deal of dosa. The monk's life is a life of
non-violence; he does not hurt any living being in the world. However, not
everyone is able to live like the monks. Defilements are anattā (not self); they
arise because of conditions. The purpose of the Buddha's teachings is not to
lay down rules which forbid people to commit ill deeds, but to help people to
develop the wisdom which eradicates defilements. There are precepts for
laypeople, but these are rules of training rather than commandments.
As regards stealing, this can either be performed with lobha-mūla-citta or with
dosa-mūla-citta. It is done with dosa-mūla-citta when there is the intention to
harm someone else. Doing damage to someone else's possessions is included
in this kamma-patha.