What are the mental factors not covered in 52 mental factors in Abhidhamma?

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What are the mental factors not covered in 52 mental factors in Abhidhamma?

Post by SarathW » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:59 am

What are the mental factors not covered in 52 mental factors in Abhidhamma?
Bikkhu Bodhi in the following video says that 52 mental factors are not a comprehensive list of all mental factors.
Can you list what other mental factors are to be included in this list.

https://youtu.be/Jxl6s1kFd6U?t=595
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Re: What are the mental factors not covered in 52 mental factors in Abhidhamma?

Post by cjmacie » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:29 am

SarathW wrote:What are the mental factors not covered in 52 mental factors in Abhidhamma?
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One thing mentioned by a couple of authors is the lack of accounting for memory.

Nyanaponika, in his "Abhidhamma Studies: Buddhist Explorations of Consciousness & Time"*, investigates this topic a bit.
C.f. Appendix, page 111ff

*http://kusala.online-dhamma.net/%E6%96% ... 0Thera.pdf

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Re: What are the mental factors not covered in 52 mental factors in Abhidhamma?

Post by Zom » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:09 pm

I personally didn't find "respect" as a mental state there. Maybe "surprise" state as well. Some say about "fear". I think there can be more if you think a bit.

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Re: What are the mental factors not covered in 52 mental factors in Abhidhamma?

Post by tinhtan » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:20 am

Hi SarathW

There are mainly 3 Abhidhamma school , their compendium are written in
- Abhidhammattha-sangaha by Acariya Anuruddha - a Theravada commentary that lists fifty-two mental factors.
- Abhidharma-kosha by Vasubandhu - a Sarvastivada commentary (studied by the Mahayana schools) that lists forty-six mental factors.
- Abhidharma-samuccaya by Asanga - a Yogachara commentary (studied by the Mahayana schools) that lists fifty-one mental factors.

Some mental factors are common by 3 schools but their positions are not the same.
And beside that, there are another mental factors specifics to the school.

You can see the list of mental factors (cetasika) here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_fa ... uddhism%29

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