retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Mike,mikenz66 wrote:In which sutta does it say that a concept is an object of mind-conciousness?
In the Kalakarama Sutta (Nanananda transaltion), the Tathagatha explains of himself that...He does not conceive of a cognizable thing as apart from cognition; he does not conceive of an uncognized; he does not conceive of a 'thing-worth-cognizing'; he does not conceive about one who cognizes.
Thus, monks, the Tathagata being such-like in regard to all phenomena seen, heard, sensed, and cognized is 'such'.
In setting himself apart in this way, the Tathagata infers that puthujjanas do indeed "conceive of a cognizable thing as apart from cognition"... in other words, they birfurcate between "concept" and "reality" like the Sujinites.
Sorry, I don't understand how that addresses my question.