Correct. Then you wroteOh! You mean "arūpa" means "not"-form. Thank you dear Pulsar! Thank you very much.
This is incorrect.So there's indeed nama-rupa in arupa realms. How can there be not?
Let me clarify. The word Arupa is loaded, since it has (non-Buddha connotations), so I will stick with formless or without form, since my object is clarification of Kalaha Vivada.
Here is where you appear to be confused. What enters via the sixth sense base (what enters via the mind, aside of the other five bases) are concepts confused by the entries that arrived via the five sense bases.It's only the rupa which is part of contact of the five sense bases (eye, ear, nose, tongue, "tactile body") that is not present (You call this "physical object") but there's stil rupa which is part of contact of the sixth sense base ("mano") that is indeed present (you call this "images due to recollection").
- Rupa of the 6th sense base would be a deluded concept, Ie faulty conception, or conceiving related to images arising via other 5 sense bases of the puthujjana.
You need to understand Paticca samuppada in a magnificent way to comprehend this.
Do you? If not, make that a priority.
I will try to help you with a sutta from the Chinese canon, that Vibajjavadins left out.
Bottom line: workings of the mind of arahant will not generate forms via any of the six senses. in the enlightened mind of arahant forms do not arise.
Why? there is no craving for objects of the sense sphere. It is free of polluted underlying tendencies. Are you with me so far?