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Alaya-vijnana

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Alaya-vijnana

(skt.: alayavijnana; tib.: kunshi namshe) According to the Chittamatra (or Yogachara, Mind Only) this is the eighth consciousness. They believe that this consciousness contains karmic seeds.

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"All things found in the world and beyond are illusions created by one's own thought. Grasping at them but further distorts perception. Give up grasping and see things as they are."
- 7th Dalai Lama

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