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Abhidhamma View : The Mind-Door process
[Presented by Dr.Tep Sastri @ SariputtaDhamma/JTN/Mult] CMA IV, p. 163-165 (excerpt):When a clear object enters the avenue of the mind door, then the vibration of the life-continuum, mind-door adverting, javanas, and at the end of the javanas, registration resultants, all take place. Following this, there is subsidence into the life-continuum.When a cognitive process occurs in one of the sense doors, two doors are actually involved: the physical sense door and the mind door, which is the bhavanga from which the cognitive process emerges. What is called a mind-door process is a cognitive process that occurs exclusively through the mind door, without any admixture of the sense doors. This kind of process is also called, for the sake of calrity, a bare mind door process (suddha-manodvaaraviithi). Just as when a gong is struck once by a baton, the gong sends forth a continuous stream of reverberations, so when one of the five sense doors has been impinged upon once by a sense object, after the five-door process has ceased the past sense object comes into range at the mind door and sets off many sequences of mind-door processes. Because these cognitive processes come as the sequel to a five-door process, they are known as consequent processes.An independent mind-door process occurs when any of the six objects enters the range of cognition entirely on its own, not as a consequence of an immediately preceding sense-door process. The mental continuum , constantly being excited by the causal influences (e.g. what was directly perceived earlier, or by inference from what was directly perceived earlier; through what was learnt by oral report or by an inference from it; on account of belief, opinion, reasoning, or reflective acceptance of a view; and by the power of kamma, etc.), is always seeking an opportunity to emerge from the bhavanga and acquire a clear cognition of an object.
-----------[AN 10. Sacittavaggo. Sacittasuttam: ] "Bhikkhus, do not become clever in penetrating and understanding others' minds, be clever in penetrating and understanding your mind. This is the right practice."
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