Direct cognition

(1) In the Vaibhashika system, the type of cognition sensory consciousness has of an external object without it being through the intermediary of a fully transparent mental hologram (rnam-pa, mental aspect). (2) According to the non-Gelug presentation, the type of cognition that a present moment of sensory consciousness has of the present moment of an opaque mental hologram of the immediately preceding moment of an external sense object.

Tibetan: དངོས་སུ་ཤེས་པ། དངོས་སུ་རིག་པ། dngos-su shes-pa; dngos-su rig-pa

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