The Eighty-Nine Types of Consciousness

Note: the numbers in the chart are taken from the numbering scheme developed by Ven. Nyanamoli in his translation of the Visuddhimagga (Path of Purification.)

  Profitable Unprofitable Indeterminate
Resultant Functional
Sense
Desire
Sphere
  unprompted prompted
with
joy
associated with
knowledge
1 2
dissociated from
knowledge
3 4
with
equanimity
associated with
knowledge
5 6
dissociated from
knowledge
7 8
greed   unprompted prompted
joy with
views
22 23
without
views
24 25
equanimty with
views
22 23
without
views
24 25
hatred 30 31
delusion with
agitation
32
with
uncertainty
33
profi-
table
without
root-cause
5-door
with joy
34-38
mind
consc.
39
mind-consc.
element
with joy
40
with
equa-
nimity
41
with
root-cause
42-49
(as for 1-8)
unprof-
itable
without
root-cause
5-door
with grief
50-54
mind
consc.
55
mind-consc.
element
56
without
root-
cause
mind
consciousness
70
mind
consciousness
element
71
arahants only
mind consc.
element
with joy
72
with
root
cause
73-80
(as 1-8)
Fine
Material
Sphere
attainment
1st-5th jhana
9-13
  existence
brahma realms
57-61
attainment
1st-5th jhana
81-85
(in arahants as 9-13)
Immaterial
Sphere
attain-
ment
boundless space 14
boundless consciousness 15
nothingness 16
neither perception nor non-perception 17
  existence
formless realms
62-65
attainment
formless jhanas
86-89
(in arahants as 14-17)
Supramundane
path stream-entry 18
once-return 19
non-return 20
arahatta 21
 
fruit stream-entry 66
once-return 67
non-return 68
arahatta 69
 

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