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(Pāli, nutriment).

Four kinds of ‘food’ in the literal and figurative senses listed in Pāli sources. These are: (1) solid food that nourishes the body (kabaliṇkārāhāra); (2) sensory and mental impressions (phassa) which are the support of pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral feelings; (3) mental volitions (mano-sañcetanā) which produce karma; (4) consciousness (viññāṇa, Skt., vijñāna) as the condition of mind and body (nāma-rūpa) at conception.

(1) solid food that nourishes the body (kabaliṇkārāhāra); (2) sensory and mental impressions (phassa) which are the support of pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral feelings; (3) mental volitions (mano-sañcetanā) which produce karma; (4) consciousness (viññāṇa, Skt., vijñāna) as the condition of mind and body (nāma-rūpa) at conception.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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