I’m grateful to those who elucidated on sati in another thread.
This question is about the differences and relation between sati, sampajana, attention, and vinnana.
I understand Sati as the faculty of the mind that can recall that which was said and done long ago. i.e. I have heard the teachings of the Buddha and I recall in my mind the application of the dhamma in thought, speech and action.
I understand sampajana as the situational awareness of the mind where I am aware that there is a body, there are feelings, there are perceptions and there are mind activities that I need to deal with in an appropriately skillful way.
I understand attention as the function of the mind to turn towards and latch on to something. It’s part of namarupa which, along with feeling, perception, contact and intention, is the basis for what vinnana is conscious of. I don’t know the Pali word for attention.
I understand vinnana as the mind’s ability to be conscious of something, an aggregate of clinging, a magic trick that fosters wrong view and a sense of permanent self.
When I’m meditating, when I consider what is happening in the present, I can detect very subtle differences between sati, sampajana, attention, and vinnana.
Am I correct here? Incorrect? Does this serve a purpose?