Skillfulness         (mental elements 42 and 43, Sk1-Sk2)

Skillfulness is the phenomenon that crushes the mental unhealthiness or disability that comes from lack of faith, lack of mindfulness, lack of conscience, lack of shame, lack of equanimity, and so on. It makes mind proficient in removing these mental disabilities. It is an essential wholesome element, which is always present in some degree in all wholesome states of consciousness.