There is a sixth vatthu which is not one of the pasāda-rūpas. This is the
hadaya-vatthu or heart-base. The hadaya-vatthu is a kind of rūpa which is the
place of origin for the cittas which are not among the pañca-viññānas (seeing,
hearing, etc.) since these cittas have the pasāda-rūpa as their place of origin.
The hadaya-vatthu is different from the mind-door. The mind-door is a citta,
the bhavangupaccheda-citta, which is the last bhavanga-citta arising before
the mano-dvārāvajjana-citta (mind-door-adverting-consciousness). The
hadaya-vatthu is rūpa, not nāma.
When sound contacts the ear-sense, the pañca-dvārā-vajjana-citta (five-sense
-door-adverting-consciousness) which arises, has as its place of origin the
hadaya-vatthu, but the hearing-consciousness has the sotappasāda-rūpa as
its vatthu. All succeeding cittas of that process, however, have the hadaya-
vatthu as their place of origin. All cittas of the mind-door process too have the
hadaya-vatthu as their place of origin.
- The object for which the holy life is lived
- Is there a method?
- The purpose of the Buddha's teachings
- Experience an object through one of the six doors
- Experience an object without any doorway
- Some cittas perform many functions through many doors
- Bases and doors have different function
- Cittas and cetasikas arise on the same base
- What is the purpose of understanding