Mind Door: 1 definition


Mind Door 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)

Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas

Then there are bhavanga-cittas and the last two of these, arising before the object is experienced through the mind-door, are specifically designated by a name. The process runs as follows:

  • bhavanga calana (vibrating bhavanga)
  • bhavangupaccheda (which is in this case the mind-door through which the cittas of the mind-door process will experience the object)
  • mind-door-adverting-ccnsciousnes (mano-dvaravajjana-citta)
  • 7 javanacitta
  • 2 tadarammana-cittas (which may or may not arise) .

After the mind-door process has been completed there are bhavanga-cittas again.

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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