Valid direct perception

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Valid direct perception (Skt. pratyakṣa ; Tib. མངོན་སུམ་ཚད་མ་, Wyl. mngon sum tshad ma) is defined as "an unmistaken non-conceptual cognition". [1]

Subdivisions

  1. Valid sensory direct perception (Wyl. dbang po'i mngon sum tshad ma)
  2. Valid mental direct perception (Wyl. yid kyi mngon sum tshad ma)
  3. Valid direct perception of self-awareness (Wyl. rang rig mngon sum tshad ma)
  4. Valid yogic direct perception (Wyl. rnal 'byor mngon sum tshad ma)

Notes

  1. རྟོག་བྲལ་མ་འཁྲུལ་པའི་ཤེས་པ་, rtog bral ma 'khrul pa'i shes pa