Mīmāṃsā (factor of awakening)

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Mīmāṃsā (T. dpyod pa; C. siwei/guan) means “thoroughgoing analysis or investigation.”[1] It is one of the four bases of miraculous power.

The Khenjuk states:

Discernment refers to the quality of discriminating knowledge that has accomplished concentration. Thus, it is to attain one-pointedness of mind through fully discerning phenomena according to the instructions taught earlier by others on how to accomplish concentration. In addition, during concentration it is the concurrent discriminating knowledge that eliminates the defects of concentration and understands how to correctly accomplish the qualities.[2]


  1. 84000 glossary
  2. Mipham Rinpoche 2000, s.v. Chapter 18, paragraph 81.