A Manual of Abhidhamma

by Nārada Thera | 80,494 words | ISBN-13: 9789380336510

In the Abhidhammattha Sangaha there is a brief exposition of the Law of Dependent Origination, followed by a descriptive account of the Causal Relations that finds no parallel in any other philosophy. Edited in the original Pali Text with English Translation and Explanatory Notes by Narada Maha Thera....

Mind-door Thought-Process

Manodvāre Vīthi-Cittappavattinayo

§ 5.

Manodvāre pana yadi vibhūtamālambanam āpātham āgacchati, tato param bhavangacalana - manodvārāvajjanajavanāvasāne tadārammanapākāni pavattanti. Tato param bhavangapāto.

Avibhūte panālambane javanāvasāne bhavangapāto' va hoti. Natthi tadālambanuppādo'ti.

§ 6.

Vīthicittāni tīn'eva cittuppādā daseritā
Vitthārena pan' etthekacattālīsa vibhāvaye.
Ayam' ettha Paritta-javanavāro.



§ 5.

In the mind-door, when a 'clear object' enters that avenue, retentive resultants take place at the end of the bhavanga vibrations, mind-door apprehending consciousness, and Javanas. After that there is subsidence into the bhavanga.

In the case of all 'obscure object' there is subsidence into bhavanga at the end of the Javanas, without giving rise to the retentive resultants.

§ 6.

Three modes and ten[1] different types (of consciousness) in the thought-process are told. It will be explained that, in detail, there are 41[2]kinds here.

Herein this is the section of the minor javana-procedure.

Footnotes and references:


Namely, (1) manodvārāvajjana, javana, and tadālambana. When the 7 javanas and 2 tadālambanas are reckoned separately they total 10 distinctive thought-moments.


Afore-said 54-13 (dvipañcaviññāna 10 + sampaticchanas, 2 and pañcadvārāvajjana 1) = 41.]

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