(lit. 'name'): 'mind', mentality.
This term is
generally used as a collective name for the 4 mental groups (arūpino khandha),
Within the 4th link (nāma-rūpa)
in the formula of the paticcasamuppāda (q.v.), however, it applies only
to karma-resultant (vipāka) feeling and perception and a few
karma-resultant mental functions inseparable from any consciousness.
As it is
said (M.9; D.15; S.XII.2): "Feeling (vedanā), perception (saññā),
intention (cetanā), contact (phassa), mental advertence (manasikāra):
this, o brother, is called mind (nāma)."
With the addition of 2
more mental factors, namely, mental vitality (jīvita) and concentration (samādhi),
here 'stationary phase of mind' (cittatthiti), these 7 factors are said
in the Abhidhammattha Sangaha to be the inseparable mental factors in any state
For the complete list of all the 50 mental constructions of the sankhāra-kkhandha
(not including feeling and perception), s. Tab. II.