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Manoviṣaya (T. yid kyi yul) refers to "whatever is exclusively an object for the mind itself and does not depend on sense fields."[1] The term has been translated as "mental object," "mental field," etc.[2]

The manoviṣaya are distinguished from the objects of the five sense consciousness, which are more generally known as viṣaya.



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