My apologies. I will try to avoid my Tibetan Buddhism conditioning.tiltbillings wrote:Sherab wrote: Sense consciousness is free from imputations. Therefore it is possible for the first moment of a mental consciousness arising in dependence on a sense consciousness to be free of imputations. However, mental consciousness that does arise in dependence on a mental consciousness will have to do so on a previous moment of mental consciousness. If the previous moment of that mental consciousness is free of imputations, your post would apply. So the question in my mind is under what other circumstances can the "first" moment of a mental consciousness be free from imputations? (Note: I prefer "imputations" over "conditioning" because I think no phenomena of consciousness is unconditoned. Correct me if I am wrong.)That's coming out of a Tibetan stand point. Since this is a Theravadin forum I am inclined towards Pali/Theravadin sources, which tend to see things a bit differently.imputations
So you are saying that when I think of my enemy, the first moment of that mental consciousness is free from conditioning? Or when I remember a woman I have a crush on, the first moment of that mental consciousness is free from conditioning?