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What is the essential difference between citta and vinnana? [duplicate]

What is the essential difference between citta and vinnana? I refer to this text of Ajaan Nanasampajanno in his book 'Arahatthaphala-The Path to Arahantship' p. 53: 'The citta is the essential ...
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What are the differences between the mind and consciousness? [duplicate]

I have some understanding regarding consciousness as related to the six senses, but I'm less clear on the mind itself?
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What is the difference between mano and citta? [duplicate]

What is the difference between the Pali-words mano and citta
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Mano and Citta possible translations? [duplicate]

Can Mano be translated as intellect, cognition, reason; and citta as emotions? How then would the first verse in the Dhammapada be translated?
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What distinction is made between "awareness" and "consciousness"?

What Buddhist distinction is made between "awareness" and "consciousness"? I view "mindfulness" as a purposeful application of awareness. However, I am at a loss for a clear distinction between ...
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Why are the words "mano" & "manasa" used in the opening Dhammapada verses?

The well-known yet often differently translated opening verses of the Dhamma use the Pali words "mano" and "manasa", as follows: Manopubbaṅgamā dhammā, manoseṭṭhā manomayā; Manasā ce ...
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Can lokuttara citta's be defined as the true knowing essence (yathabhuta nana dassana)?

Can lokuttara citta's be defined as the true knowing essence (yathabhuta nana dassana)?
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Does it matter if the mind is neurologically originated or not?

For example, in this answer, we find Buddhists insisting that the mind is not a "byproduct" of the brain, i.e. the mind does not arise neurologically in the brain. By neurology, I mean that according ...
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How can the term "spirit" be translated into Buddhist doctrine?

How can the term "spirit" be translated into Buddhist doctrine? If I may just copy paste the definition: Moreover, could be mean anything unconditioned, permanent, or in some way separate from the ...
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Basic readings and references: where to start

Although I have read some basic articles and book about buddhism, they are all written by modern western sources, and I would like to get to know the foundations. Even when reading this site, I ...
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