alpha wrote:This alayavijnana is a concept which i still struggle with.
Is this a general basis where the traces are stored or is it individual , specific to every individual ?
I'm a lightweight compared to some others around here, but I believe it is specific to the individual. It's not like an akashic record.
Is this a problem for a dzogchenpa?
I don't know. Just be aware that in this thread the term is currently being debated in the specific context of how Chandrakirti used it, which is completely different (according to Malcolm) than how it is used in the context of Yogacara philosophy, which is its normal usage. So this thread may not be the best place to try to come to an understanding of it.
Maybe a new thread?