Hello, today I’m reading MN 78, and I have a question.
In the sutta, the Buddha said:
And what, master builder, are unskillful behaviors?
Unskillful deeds by way of body and speech, and bad livelihood.
The paragraph below:
And where do these unskillful behaviors cease without anything left over?
Their cessation has also been stated.
It’s when a mendicant gives up bad conduct by way of body, speech, and mind, and develops good conduct by way of body, speech, and mind; they give up wrong livelihood and earn a living by right livelihood.
So, what is bad conduct by way of mind? Why is it not mentioned in the first paragraph but is mentioned in the second paragraph?
I thought that “mind” is the thought. But though is mentioned separately in this paragraph:
And what are unskillful thoughts?
Thoughts of sensuality, of malice, and of cruelty.
In this sutta: SuttaCentral
there are ten kind of good deeds that lead to heaven. What is the deed done by the mind?