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Mind and Mental Events (Subhuti 2001) - Talk 4

by Subhuti (2001)

In discussing the aniyatas (neutral or undetermined mental states dependent on context for their skilfulness or unskilfulness), Subhuti touches on the following pairs:

Midha (tiredness) (with its danger of styana - torpor); and kukrutya (awareness of having done something wrong).

Vitaka (initial apprehension or attention) and vicara (sustained attention).

We also get a brief introduction to the upakleshas, which will be dealt with in the following talks. And Subhuti unpacks his own structuring of the mental events throughout the series, elucidating how looking at them in particular ways can have very practical uses in our own spiritual lives.

This talk is part of the series Mind and Mental Events (Subhuti 2001).