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Akuśala (Skt., opposite of kusala. Unskilful action. Actions are called ‘unskilful’ because of their undesirable effects, since they contain the seed of unhappy destiny or rebirth. These actions are rooted in greed (lobha), hatred (dosa), or delusion (moha), the three unfavourable roots (akuṣala-mūla). See also KARMA/KAMMA.