SamKR wrote:My question:
How do sankhara fabricate vinnana?
How do vinnana arise with the arising of sankhara?
viññāṇa arises at sense-contact e.g.
- cakkhuñca paṭicca rūpe ca uppajjati cakkhuviññāṇaṃ. Tiṇṇaṃ saṅgati phasso.
“Dependant on the eye and forms, eye-consciousness arises. With the union of these three is contact.” (SN. 12.44)
saṅkhāra has the function of making determinations (cetanā) with reference to the objects of sense e.g.
- “Katame ca, bhikkhave, saṅkhārā? Chayime, bhikkhave, cetanākāyā – rūpasañcetanā, saddasañcetanā, gandhasañcetanā, rasasañcetanā, phoṭṭhabbasañcetanā, dhammasañcetanā. Ime vuccanti, bhikkhave, saṅkhārā.
“And what, monks, is volitional-cognition? Monks, there are these six collectives of determinations (cetanā); determinations of material-form, determinations of sound, determinations of smell, determinations of tastes, determinations of tactile sensations and determinations of mental phenomena. This, monks, is called volitional-cognition.” – SN. 22.56
Because of avijja, saṅkhāra pushes viññāṇa toward taṇhā and the pathway to dukkha.