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avijñapti. Unconscious, latent, not expressed, subjective, e.g. ‘the taking of a religious vow impresses on a man’s character a peculiar bent,’ Keith. This is internal and not visible to others. It has a ‘quasi-material’ basis styled 無表色 or 無作色 which has power to resist evil. It is the Sarvāstivādin view, though certain other schools repudiated the material basis and defined it as mental. This invisible power may be both for good and evil, and may perhaps be compared to ‘animal magnetism’ or hypnotic powers. It means occult: power whether for higher spiritual ends or for base purposes.

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