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Mental Factors, 1 Definition(s)

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Mental Factors means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

mental: s. cetasika. - F. of absorption, s. jhāna - F. of enlightenment, s. bojjhanga.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Cetasika
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Paccaya
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Seven Inseparable Mental Factors
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Bhavana
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Jhana
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Mental Bondages
mental: cetaso vinibandha.
Mental Image
mental: s. nimitta, samādhi, kasina. -- or -- s. nimitta, kasina, samādhi. -- or -- s. nimitta,...
Sensorial Impression
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Mental Function
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Mental Action
mano-kamma; s. karma.
Mental Obduracy
ceto-khila.
Mental Formation
sankhāra. s. Tab. II.

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