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Asaṃprajanya (T. shes bzhin min pa; C. buzhengzhi) is translated as "inattentiveness", "non-alertness", etc. It is a mental factor which is defined as the distracted discrimination accompanying a disturbing emotion.Template:MBP svTemplate:Gateway1 sv

Asaṃprajanya is identified as:


The Abhidharma-samuccaya states:

What is inattentiveness? It is it discriminating awareness which is simultaneous with and on the same level as the emotions and thereby is made inattentive regarding actions by body, speech, and mind. It has the function of providing a basis for falling from one's level of being.Template:MBP sv

The Khenjuk states:

Non-alertness [inattention] is the distracted discrimination accompanying a disturbing emotion. It results in a hasty and mindless engagement in the actions of the three doors without alertness, and so forms the support for downfalls to occur.Template:Gateway1 sv

StudyBuddhism states:

Being unalert (shes-bzhin ma-yin-pa) is a disturbing, deluded discriminating awareness associated with longing desire (raga), hostility (dvesha), or naivety (moha), that causes us to enter into improper physical, verbal, or mental activity without knowing correctly what is proper or improper. Thus, we do not take steps to correct or prevent our improper behavior.Template:SB 51 mental factors sv


The significance of this mental factor is noted in the following verse from the Bodhicaryavatara (Chapter V, verse 26):Template:MBP sv Template:Quote

Alternate translations

  • inattentiveness (Guenther)
  • inattention (Rigpa wiki)
  • non-alertness (Kunsang)
  • being unalert (Berzin)
  • without circumspection (Buswell)
  • without clear comprehension (Buswell)
  • non-vigilance

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