Manoviṣaya (T. yid kyi yul) refers to "whatever is exclusively an object for the mind itself and does not depend on sense fields." The term has been translated as "mental object," "mental field," etc.
The manoviṣaya are distinguished from the objects of the five sense consciousness, which are more generally known as viṣaya.
- Goodman, Steven D. (2020), The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening: An In-Depth Guide to the Abhidharma (Apple Books ed.), Shambhala Publications