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Abhidhamma View : Mind for Mind (I)

Postby yawares » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:00 pm

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:candle: Abhidhamma View : Mind for Mind (I) :candle:
[Presented by Dr.Tep Sastri @ SariputtaDhamma/JTN/Mult]


CMA VIII, p. 305-306 :

In six ways mind is a condition for mind: (1-4) Consciousness and mental factors that immediatetly cease are a condition for present consciousness and mental factors by way of proximity, contiguity, abscense and disappearance. (5) Preceeding javanas are a condition for subsequent javanas by way of repetition. (6) Conascent consciousness and mental factors are a condition for one another by way of association.

Proximity condition and contiguity condition are identical in meaning. Formally defined, Proximity condition is the condition where one mental state, the conditioning state, causes another mental state, the conditioned state, to arise immediatetly, after it has ceased, so that no other mental state can intervene between them. Contiguity condition is the condition where the conditioning mental state causes the conditioned mental state to arise immediatetly, after it has ceased, in accordance with the fixed order of the mental process. These two conditions apply to the relationship between the citta and cetasikas ceasing at any given moment and the citta and cetasikas that arise in immediate succession. The citta and cetasikas that have just ceased are the conditioning states; the citta and cetasikas that arise immediatetly afterwards are the conditioned states.

Absence condition and disappearance condition are another pair which are identical in substance but differ merely in the letter. Absence condition is the condition where a mental state in ceasing gives the opportunity to another mental state to arise immediatetly next to itself. Disappearance condition is the condition where a mental state, by its own disappearance, gives the opportunity to another mental state to arise. The conditioning and conditioned mental states in these two relations are identical with those of the proximity and contiguity conditions.


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