- Sthaviravāda Sarvastivada
- Mahavibhasa - there are 46 mental factors in this abhidharma tradition?
Traleg Rinpoche on mental events
I removed this text because I am unsure of the sense in which Traleg Rinpoche is using "mental events".
Traleg Rinpoche states that the main distinction between the mind and mental factors is that the mind apprehends an object as a whole, whereas mental factors apprehend an object in its particulars.[lower-alpha 1]
- Traleg Rinpoche states: "The fundamental distinction made in Yogacara philosophy between the mind and mental events is that the mind apprehends an object as a whole, whereas mental events apprehend an object in its particulars. If we perceive a table, then the perception of the table itself would be related to the mind, whereas the particular characteristics of that table would be the object of perception for the mental events. First, we have an immediate perception of the table. After that, we have certain feeling-tones, certain judgments, involved with that particular perception. Those things are related to the mental events. The immediate perception is the only thing related to the mind. That seems to be the major distinction between the mind and the mental events."
- Traleg Rinpoche (1993). p. 59