first the alaya consciousness is retribution and holder of all seeds...
it always evolves like a flowing stream and is abandoned in the state of arhat.
next, the second transforming consciousness, this consciousness is called manas (thought)...
in the Arhat, the samadhi of cessation and the supramundane path it does not exist.
isn't the entire point of buddha nature that it is continuous due to the inseparability of emptiness and form, as well as emptiness and compassion?
White Lotus wrote:isn't the entire point of buddha nature that it is continuous due to the inseparability of emptiness and form, as well as emptiness and compassion?
this 'continuity' is ambiguous. after the state of the great icchantica is attained, it is no longer possible to look within, and so there is a cessation, this cessation however is purely personal... look around you. you see a body, bricks sky etc. this also can be buddha nature and so discontinuity within continuity.
when personal mind and self are extinguished still impersonal universal mind continues. this, me, that, it. continues. so if buddha nature universally ceases all things cease. however it does not, only within does it cease after seeing the great pearl within yourself. your whole chest is filled with the great pearl and then... whoosh... can no longer look within and can no longer see emptiness, but can see at a later state all is no self.
best wishes, Tom.
White Lotus wrote:thank you for your feedback, have done a little research:
the 8 consciousnesses.
8 subtle mind/store house consciousness/alaya vijnana. alows samadhis and stores karmic retribution which includes blessings when seeds of karma ripen.
7 manas =thought and conceptualisation.
6 manovijnana. perception likes and dislikes of the 5 senses.
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