My understanding of the Buddhist teaching is:
- there’s eye consciousness, ear consciousness, nose consciousness, tongue consciousness, body consciousness, and mind consciousness
- that a sense object makes contact with the sense organ and this gives rise to the sense consciousness.
And that this applies to mind consciousness; that mind consciousness arises when thoughts (the sense objects) make contact with the mind giving rise to thinking (mind consciousness).
If I’ve erred or omitted something, please correct.
My question is this: I understand that light reflected from objects and making contact with the eye gives rise to eye consciousness, but how do thoughts which are sensed by the mind giving rise to mind consciousness arise?