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Abhidhamma View : Mind-and-Matter for Mind-and-Matter

Postby yawares » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:15 pm

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:candle: Abhidhamma View : Mind-and-Matter for Mind-and-Matter :candle:
[Presented by Dr.Tep Sastri @ SariputtaDhamma/JTN/Mult]


CMA VIII, p. 316-317:

Mind-and-matter is a condition for mind-and-matter in nine ways according to circumstances, namely, by way of predominance, conascence, mutuality, support, nutriment, faculty, dissociation, presence, and non-disappearance. These conditions will be elaborated upon in the following sections (through a number of presentations that end on page 324).

Therein, the predominance condition is twofold: (i) The object to which weight is attached is a condition for states of mind by way of object predominance.
(ii) The fourfold conascence predominance is a condition for conascent mind-and-matter by way of conascence.

Predominance condition: Of the two types of this condition:
(i) Object predominance (aaramma.naadhipati) is a condition where a conditioning state, as object, dominates over the mental states which take it as their object. Only those objects that are esteemed, cherished, or strongly desired can become the conditioning states in this relation. This condition is virtually identical with the object decisive support condition, differing from it only slightly in the conditioning forces: while the latter has the force of being a strongly efficacious cause for the arising of the citta and cetasikas, the former has the force of strongly attracting and dominating those states.
(ii) Conascence predominance (sahajaataadhipati) is a condition where a conditioning state dominates conditioned states conascent with itself. The conditioning states in this relation are the four predominants --desire, energy, consciousness, and investigation. Only one of these can take on the role of predominance condition on a given occasion, and then only in javana cittas with two or three roots. The conascent mental and material phenomena are the conditioned states.

The conascence condition is threefold: consciousness and mental factors are a condition for one another and for the conascent material phenomena; the four great essentials mutually and for the derived material phenomena; the heart-base and the resultant (mental aggregates) for one another at the moment of rebirth-linking. [To be elaborated in the following post.]

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