The ever-functioning mental factor that engages mental activity with a specific cognitive object. The cognitive engagement may be merely to pay some level of attention to the object (strong or weak), or to focus on the object in a certain way (painstakingly, effortlessly, etc.), or to consider the object in a certain way (concordantly or discordantly).

Tibetan: ཡིད་ལ་བྱེད་པ། yid-la byed-pa

Sanskrit: manasikāra

J. Hopkins: Mental engagement; Taking to mind

Synonyms: Paying attention; Consideration; Taking to mind

Other languages

Deutsch: Aufmerksamkeit
Español: Atención
Français: Attention (mentale)
Italiano: Attenzione
Русский: Внимание

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