Re: Anger... feeling or mental activity?


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Posted by Lim T.S. on November 26, 1999 at 03:54:06:

In Reply to: Anger... feeling or mental activity? posted by Veronica Ma on November 25, 1999 at 22:41:06:

: I have a question regarding anger. Is anger a feeling
: classified under Skandha 2 - Aggregate of Sensation, or
: is it a mental activity/volition classified under
: Skandha 4 - Aggregate of Mental Formations?

: Thanks.
: Veronica.

Hello, Veronica.

Let me illustrate:

Anger is 1 of 6 Root affliction which is among 51
Mental Factors, which are secondary consciuonesses.
The last is classed under Thing.
So : Thing--> 2ndary consciousness -->
51 Mental Factors -->6 Root Afflictions

You can get this information from Meditation On
Emptiness by Jeffrey Hopkins and other similar books
on Mind.
NOTE : this type of teachings are only taught by
Mahayana and Tibetan Buddhism schools.

Yours in the Dharma,

Lim T.S.


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