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apratisaṃkhyānirodha (T. brtags min gyi 'gog pa བརྟགས་མིན་གྱི་འགོག་པ་; C. 非擇滅無爲), or "non-analytical cessation," is the cessation of the future arising of any object, independent of individual scrutiny.[1] It is one of two types of cessation identified in the Sanskrit tradition, the other being analytical cessation (pratisaṃkhyānirodha). Both type of cessation are included in the three types of unconditioned things (asaṃskṛta) listed in the Abhidharma-kosa. It is also identified as a type of mental object (manoviṣaya) within the scheme of the six sense objects.

The Library of Wisdom and Compassion (Vol 2) states:

Non-analytical sensations are temporary absences of afflictions because the conditions for the arising of those afflictions are not present. Our not being angry at this moment is not due to a true cessation by our having ceased the seeds of anger in our mindstream. It is due to not being in contact with a disagreeable object at the moment. Anger may arrive later when the cooperative conditions – such as someone criticizing us – our present.[2]

Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics (Vol 1) states:

Nonanalytical cessation refers to the factor that prevents the arising of future phenomena because of the power of incomplete conditions. For example, there is the cessation of hatred permanently, not because of the power of cultivating the path but because the completion of the conditions giving rise to hatred have become impossible.[3]

The Khenjuk states:

Cessation not due to discrimination is not a blocking by means of discrimination. Because of insufficient causes and conditions, it is a nonexistence of something at a certain place, as, for example, horns on the head of a horse. As in the instance of the absence of a vase at a certain location, all kinds of nonexistence are included within this.[4]

Alternate translations

This term is translated as

  • non-analytical cessation
  • cessation not due to discrimination (Gateway to Knowledge)
  • cessation of the future arousal of any object independent of individual scrutiny[5]
  • etc.


  1. Rangjung a-circle30px.jpg brtags_min_gyi_'gog_pa, Rangjung Yeshe Wiki
  2. Dalai Lama & Thubten Chodron 2018, s.v. p. 52.
  3. Thupten Jinpa 2017, s.v. Chapter 12.
  4. Mipham Rinpoche 2004, s.v. Verse 2.7.
  5. Rangjung a-circle30px.jpg 'dus_ma_byas_gsum, Rangjung Yeshe Wiki