Nangwa wrote:conebeckham wrote:TMINGYUR-
Is your "Correlate" what I would call the "mental image" of the direct perception by the sense faculty and consciousness?
In other words, the image that exists in the mental consciousness? Do you understand my question?
Maybe Tmingyur is using "correlate" in the sense of pramana or valid cognition.
Direct perceptions do not cling. There is no clinging in sparsha, contact. Clinging arises following the second order cognition which we call craving; which itself follows sensation i.e. when a direct perception registers as pleasant, unpleasant or neutral to the manas.
This makes it impossible for clinging to ever be a direct perception or experience. There is no correlate to clinging, clinging is just clinging.
TMingyur has world split into, shall we say "represands" and "representations". He feels for every valid representation there must be an truly existent represand, otherwise, that representation is invalid. It is a very substantialist view.
He rejects madhyamaka because Madhyamaka renders all representations invalid since there are not actual represands, only conventional represands.