Sampaticchana-citta: 'receptive consciousness', is the mindelement mano-dhātu that follows immediately upon the arising of sense-consciousness visual consciousness, etc., performing on that occasion the function of recciving the sense-object. Regarding the other functions of consciousness, see: viññāna-kicca.


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

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