Manovinñāna-dhātu: 'mind-consciousness element', one of the 18 'elements' see: dhātu II. This term is generally used as a name for that consciousness-element which performs the functions of investigation santīrana determining votthapana registering tadārammana etc.


Maha Thera Nyanatiloka. Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, Buddhist Publication Society, first edition 1952.

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