Derived material phenomena (Pali tradition)

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Derived material phenomena (Pali: upādāya rūpa) are material matter (rupa) derived from the four primary elements.[1]

The Abhidhammattha-sangaha identifies 24 types of derived matter as follows:[1]


CONCRETELY PRODUCED MATTER

  • I. Sensitive Phenomena
    • 1. Eye-sensitivity
    • 2. Ear-sensitivity
    • 3. Nose-sensitivity
    • 4. Tongue-sensitivity
    • 5. Body-sensitivity
  • II. Objective Phenomena
    • 6. Visible form
    • 7. Sound
    • 8. Smell
    • 9. Taste
    • *. Tangibility (= 3 elements: earth, fire, air)
  • III. Sexual Phenomena
    • 10. Femininity
    • 11. Masculinity
  • IV. Heart Phenomenon
    • 12. Heart-base
  • V. Life Phenomenon
    • 13. Life faculty
  • VI. Nutritional Phenomenon
    • 14. Nutriment

NON-CONCRETE MATTER

  • VII. Limiting Phenomenon
    • 15. Space element
  • VII. Communicating Phenomena
    • 16. Bodily intimation
    • 17. Vocal intimation
  • IX. Mutable Phenomena
    • 18. Lightness
    • 19. Malleability
    • 20. Wieldiness (plus two intimations)
  • X. Characteristics of Matter
    • 21. Production (upacaya)
    • 22. Continuity (santati)
    • 23. Decay (jaratā)
    • 24. Impermance (aniccatā)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bhikkhu Bodhi 2000, s.v. Compendium of Matter.


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