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Does this mean attention (manasikara) is part of 'nama-rupa' ('mentality-materiality')?
Feeling, perception, volition, contact and attention — these are called mentality.
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Which faculties? "Self faculties"? "Name faculties" or "mental faculties"? What is a "name faculty"? What is a "self/one's" faculties"?
How is "name-form" understood via common sense? Does common sense say "attention is part of name-form"? If the mind silently pays attention, is this part of "name"? Under common sense, what exactly does "name" mean?
Does the "self" ("you"/"we") meditate? Or does the mind (consciousness & mentality) meditate?
In the arising of suffering, in Dependent Origination?
So where in the sequence of Dependent Origination is "kamma" created? Also, many suttas (such as SN 12.12 and SN 12.17) appear to not say "you" create kamma. Is there an inherent or underlying "self" ("you") that creates kamma?
Sure. But wasn't it previously posted only "thoughts" are mind-objects?
For example, when consciousness & mentality "see" a tree with the eyes.
Thoughts, and feeling, perceptions, defilements, jhanas, Nibbana, etc.
What mental faculties (mentality) root out defilements? Does "name" root out defilements? Does consciousness root out defilements? Do defilements occur before thoughts (and other "sankhara") or after thoughts?
What does this reimagining? "Name"? Does "name" reimagine? Is "attention" part of this reimagining? Does attention engage in wise attention rather than unwise attention? How does "name" pay attention? How does "name" email@example.com wrote: ↑Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:44 pmIf you have an angry thought about an incident, reimagine it with you being compassionate and forgiving, seeing the other with compassion. That way the unwholesome mind-object contemplation becomes wholesome. Keep it simple, and let your own enlightening process be your guide.
Where does the Dependent Origination theory refer to analytical attention?
Quite recently a girl ( about 4 years) out of past birth experience explained this question in her own unique manner. She told her father, now I call you Dad. My mother calls you ' hey'. My grand ma calls you ' my son 'firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: ↑Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:09 pmI think of mind-objects are thoughts in their various subtle and gross forms, or mental images. These originate from seeded memory in the Sankhara formation and appear as mind-objects in consciousness. Attention and discrimination by consciousness towards these mind-objects, similar in nature to perceived external objects through the other 5 sense doors, results in action. A purer consciousness will be a better judge as to what action to take, an impure one not so good. That is why controlling and choosing thoughts carefully is important in life. Bad formations will become atrophied by not picking up and acting on bad thoughts, conversely good formations will be made stronger by acting on them. In meditation just watch your thoughts carefully, as they are the best indication of whether your mind is like a volcano spewing out lava or like a calm ocean with occasional waves.
and explained how various other people call her dad as their mind object. This example shows that the mind object is identified by the interest of perceptions whether this is life or any other object . It also shows the difference of self and not self.
This also explsins as quoted that mind objects are thougts in their subtle form . The same mind object may mean different to various other people depending on their perceptual interests. This also explains that mind object will be analysed by the mind depending on moral standards based on lobha, dosa, moha .
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