Is there technical term for unflavored consciousness?

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Jim Smith, modified 1 Year ago.

Is there technical term for unflavored consciousness?

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Is there a technical term, pali or otherwise, for consciousness that is "unflavored". By unflavored I mean walking around in daily life but with no mood (good or bad), no ideology, no attitude, no posing, no ulterior motives, no bias, no opinions, and one feels saner than normal because of the absence of all those things? It doesn't feel numb or oppressive or unpleasant even though there is no happiness or pleasure. It's better than happiness or pleasure. Happiness and pleasure are nice but they are still flavors and so are a kind of taint.


Thanks in advance.
Derek2, modified 1 Year ago.

RE: Is there technical term for unflavored consciousness?

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It sounds like what A.F. Richard calls "actual freedom" or what Bernadette Roberts calls "ecstasy".
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Chris Marti, modified 1 Year ago.

RE: Is there technical term for unflavored consciousness?

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Jim, there is a subtle feeling tone to all experiences if you look carefully enough. No conscious experience exists without it. That technicality having been said, I'd take what Derek2 said and run with that, at least for the time being.
Derek2, modified 1 Year ago.

RE: Is there technical term for unflavored consciousness?

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Interestingly, I just watched a video on experiencing freedom from mental overlays. Start at 45'10" if you don't want to watch the whole thing: https://youtu.be/IPmnSAF8epw?t=2710

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