Bhavanga and the Brightly Shining Citta

Peter Harvey, in The Selfless Mind, walks us through early Buddhist ideas about self, personality, and nibanna. Here, I share three videos where I read the sections on what is called Bhavanga Citta, on what has been called the Radiant Citta, and a section that elucidates connections in the early suttas between these two concepts.

Videos

Bhavanga Citta: https://youtu.be/RvPYlqi6OIU

The Brightly Shining Citta: https://youtu.be/4fpAi73Xst0

Connecting Bhavanga and the Brightly Shining Citta: https://youtu.be/t9PVdeOA_W8

Mental Activity

From Bhavanga to Javana (Impulsion) and Registration

 

Angutarra Nikaya

Relevant selections. These are images grabbed off the internet. I couldn’t find a great place from which to copy and paste. accesstoinsight.org has a translation, but I notice that it is, once again, missing chunks which seem pretty dang relevant– it is strange to me.. There is a lot of slicing and dicing of the Suttas there.

IV. Untamed

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V. A Spike

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VI. Luminous

 

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3 Comments

    1. Did you watch the videos? I read about it all 🙂 and, if you have read the videos, i’d be happy to elaborate– but what exactly are you curious about? Bhavanga Citta? The Radiant Citta? Buddha Nature?

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      1. I only have so much time to devote to blog reading. I guess I’m a victim of the times. I’ll come back and watch one video. But know that bite size pieces is the norm these days. Your thoughts, no doubt, deserve consumption. But, who has the time?

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