Yoniso Manasikara

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Kumara
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Re: Yoniso Manasikara

Post by Kumara » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:37 am

SarathW wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:02 pm
The way I understand it now Yoniso Manasikara is very big basket and it contains many small baskets.
It is relevant to four noble truths and the Noble Eightfold Path.
Manasikara is a universal mental faculty and applies to every consciousness.
That seems so to me too. Do you have in mind any suitable English translation for it?
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Re: Yoniso Manasikara

Post by justindesilva » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:12 am

Kumara wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:37 am
SarathW wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:02 pm
The way I understand it now Yoniso Manasikara is very big basket and it contains many small baskets.
It is relevant to four noble truths and the Noble Eightfold Path.
Manasikara is a universal mental faculty and applies to every consciousness.
That seems so to me too. Do you have in mind any suitable English translation for it?
A suitable translation for yoniso manasikara would be,
'appropriate wise and skilful attention '.
Scrib D describes an etimilogy as :
Yoniso : to the womb and manasikara as in the mind
and kara as made ; while it can be arranged to mean Directing the mind to the core essence of the matter ( context). or Concentrating the mind on just one thing skillfully with wise attention.
MN 2 Sabbasava sutta, explain that in this matter , we should be able to get ourselves away from defilements
( at least temporarily) by restraint, enduring, avoidance, dispelling, and developing skill by blocking anusaya or asava , enabling our mind to make appropriate wise attention to the immediate subject matter.

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Re: Yoniso Manasikara

Post by Kumara » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:27 am

On manasikāra alone, see this: viewtopic.php?t=11734#p177671
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