This booklet on mind and mental factors is a collection of translated parts of different texts relating to the topic of Mind and Mental Factors. Primarely it is based on Gachen Yeshe Gyaltsen’s A Necklace for Those of Clear Awareness and Gyaltsab Je’s Commentary on the Compendium of Knowledge.
It also contains small parts of Gyaltsab Je’s Commentary on the Introduction to Actions of Bodhisattvas, Gyalwa Gedun Drub’s Mirror Clearly Reflecting the Meaning of the Middle Way and others.
A tiny part is my own but still hopefully based on the above mentioned texts. I apologise for any mistakes in this text, which are entirely mine. If you feel there are mistakes please do not hesitate to contact me.
I put this booklet together because I wanted to offer an alternative to a normal literal translation from a Tibetan monastic text book and out of my desire to share dharma information that I have access to because of
knowing Tibetan, and which may otherwise perhaps be hard to come by.
A Necklace for Those of Clear Awareness is itself a compendium on mind and mental factors that is primarely based on The Compendium of Knowledge by Asanga, and incooperates definitions and quotes from many other major sources. It is more detailed and scholarly then this text, and a translation is currently available from the FPMT Basic Program material.
The Compendium of Knowledge by the great pioneer Asanga is one of the two main sources for definitions and divisions of mind and mental factors.
The other main source is The Treasury of Knowledge by the Venerable Vasubandu.