This talk focuses on the seven Universal Cetasikas, factors of the mind that are instinctual and involved in every moment of self-organization.  The first two, Feeling and Perception, are a subset in that they function to bridge the initial sensory stimulation into areas of the mind that associate the stimulation with previous experience, fabricating a sense of an enduring autonomous self.  The remaining 5 cetasikas are more deeply embedded in the condtioning process than the first two.  Peter goes through each of the factors to describe their appearance and function in order to increase one’s ability to directly understand the impermanent and non-self nature of subjective experience.  The explanation is followed by questions seeking to clarify various aspects of these important concepts.

Here are the notes prepared for this talk: Universal Conditioning Factors

Here is a chart that lists all 52 of the cetasikas:  CETASIKAS POSTER

Next week’s talk will review the 5 Particular or Occasional Cetasikas.