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FBA Podcast: Mind and Mental Events

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 Jun, 2018 - 12:00

This FBA Podcast is called ‘Mind and Mental Events’ by Subhuti. These five omnipresent mental events (sarvatragas) constitute the basic mechanics of the mind; if you are conscious, they are present.

1. Feeling-tone (vedana)
2. Recognition (or conceptualisation) (samjna)
3. Directionality of mind (cetana)
4. Contact (sparsa)
5. Egocentric demanding (manaskara)

From this we can conclude that:
1. All our experience is feeling-toned. The more conscious we are...

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Dharmabyte: Perception (Samjna) - A Definition

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 5 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Perception (Samjna) - A Definition’, taken from the 6th talk in the parkling, wide-ranging, thoroughly comprehensive ten talk series series The Diamond Sutra - Taking Mind to its Limits by Padmavajra.

This extract contains a useful and considered introduction to the nature and workings of perception itself. With a special emphasis, too, on moving from a utilitarian attitude to other people towards a genuine sense of relationship founded on loving kindness.

Talks given...