By having the information about The “Corporeality Group” Of Four Elements Now, we are talking about DEPENDENT ORIGINATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS.

Dependent Origination Of Consciousness

Though one’s eye be intact, yet if the external forms do not fall within the field of vision, and no corresponding conjunction takes place, in that case, there occurs no formation of the corresponding aspect of consciousness. Or, though one eye is intact, and the external forms fall within the field of vision, yet if no the corresponding conjunction takes place, in that case also there occurs no formation of the corresponding aspect of consciousness.

Arising Of Consciousness

If, however, one’s eye is intact, and the external forms fall within the field of vision and the corresponding conjunction takes place, in that case, there arises the corresponding aspect of consciousness. Hence, I say: the arising of consciousness is dependent upon conditions; and without these conditions, no consciousness arises. And upon whatsoever conditions the arising of consciousness is dependent, after these, it is called.

  • Consciousness whose arising depends on the eye and forms, is called “eye-consciousness.”
  • Consciousness whose arising depends on the ear and sound, is called “ear-consciousness.”
  • Consciousness whose arising depends on the olfactory organ and odors, is called “nose-consciousness.”
  • Consciousness whose arising depends on the tongue and taste, is called “tongue-consciousness.”
  • Consciousness whose arising depends on the body and bodily contacts is called “body-consciousness.”
  • Consciousness whose arising depends on the mind and ideas, is called “mind-consciousness.”

Whatsoever there is of “corporeality” in the consciousness thus arisen, that belongs to the Group of Corporeality. there is of “feeling“-bodily ease, pain, joy, sadness, or indifferent feeling-belongs to the Group of Feeling.

Whatsoever there is of “perception”-visual objects, sounds, odors, tastes, bodily impressions, or mind objects-belongs to the Group of Perception. Whatsoever there are of mental “formations” impression, volition, etc.-belong to the Group of mental Formations.

Whatsoever there is of “consciousness” therein, belongs to the Group of Consciousness. And it is impossible that anyone can explain the passing out of one existence, and the entering into a new existence, or the growth, the increase, and development of consciousness, independent of corporeality, feeling, perception, and mental formations.

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