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Abhidhamma View : Dependent Arising 4, 5

Postby yawares » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:44 pm

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:candle: Abhidhamma View : Dependent Arising 4, 5 :candle:
[Presented by Dr.Tep Sastri @ SariputtaDhamma/JTN/Mult]


CMA VIII, p.296-297:

(4). Dependent on mind-and-matter arise the six sense bases: Here, "mind-and-matter" has the same denotation as in step (3). Of the six sense bases, the first five bases are the sensitive matter of the eye, ear, tongue, nose, and body, while the mind base denotes the thirty-two kinds of resultant consciousness. When the kamma-born material phenomena arise, they condition the arising of the five sense organs, which are also types of kamma-born matter. When the associated cetasikas arise, they condition the arising of the resultant consciousness, here called the mind base. In other words, the resultant consciousness conditions mind (naama), and mind conditons the resultant consciousness: they relate to each other as mutuality condition(a~n~nama~n~napaccaya). In the sensuous plane mind-and-matter conditions the arising of all six sense bases; in the fine-material plane only three bases arise --the eye, ear, and mind bases; in the immaterial plane mind alone conditions the arising of the mind base alone, the only sense base in that plane as the five material sense bases are necessarily absent.


(5). Dependent on the six sense bases arises contact: Contact(phassa) here denotes the contact associated with resultant consciousness. Contact is the "coming together"(sangati) of consciousness and mental factors with an object at one or another of the six sense bases. The contact which arises at the sensitive eye base is called eye-contact. It marks the coming together of the eye, a visible form, and eye-consciousness. The other kind of contact --ear-contact, etc. -- likewise arise in dependence on their respective sense bases. Mind-contact is the contact associated with the twenty-two kinds of resultant consciousness, excluding the two sets of fivefold sense consciousness. As contact can occur only when the sense bases exist, it is said that contact is dependent on the six sense bases.
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