Votthapana Citta; 1 Definition(s)

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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'determining consciousness', is that mindelement (functioning independently of karma; s. Tab. I, 70) which in the process of sense-perception performs the function of determining the sense-object.

It is one of the 14 functions of consciousness (viññāna-kicca, q.v.).

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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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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