“Perception Causes Proliferation”

“Visual consciousness, brethren, arises because of eye and material shapes; the meeting of the three is sensory impingement (phassa, contact); because of sensory impingement arises feeling; what one feels one perceives; what one perceives, one reasons about; what one reasons about, one turns into papañca; what one turns into papañca, due to that papañca-saññā-saṅkhā assail him in regard to material shapes cognisable by the eye belonging to the past, the future and the present. And, brethren, auditory consciousness arises because of ear and sounds belonging to the past, the future and the present; olfactory consciousness arises because of nose and smell belonging to the past, the future and the present; gustatory consciousness arises because of tongue and tastes belonging to the past, the future and the present; bodily consciousness arises because of body and touches belonging to the past, the future and the present; mental consciousness arises because of mind and mental objects belonging to the past, the future and the present.” — Madhupiṇḍika Sutta (MN 18)

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Dev Jacobsen

Musician, author and yogi, developer of Palingenics.

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