Attention and aspiration

Groups of five omnipresent and five object-ascertaining mental factors

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Part of a series of teachings given at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle from January 1995 to April 1996.

  • Review and continuation of omnipresent mental factors—mental engagement (attention)
  • Five object-ascertaining mental factors (determining mental factors): aspiration, appreciation, mindfulness, single-pointedness (concentration), and intelligence
  • Detailed discussion of aspiration and classification
  • How the five mental factors influence each other
  • Discussion and description of terms desire, thought, emotion, mental image
  • Examples of non-conceptual mental consciousness i.e., clairvoyance, dream

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