Yogicfire wrote:I have been reading about the amala-vijnana (the ninth consciousness). Up until recently, I thought that the mind only school had eight consciousnesses, and that the alaya-vijnana was the base consciousness. However, some of the Far Eastern schools appear to have added a ninth consciousness, amala-vijnana, the pure consciousness.
I would be interested in hearing any thoughts on this doctrinal development, and some explanation on the exact correspondence between the alaya-vijnana and the amala-vijnana. Why was there a need to introduce this extra consciousness?
Son of Buddha wrote:(1)Does anyone have any links on this subject?
(2)Is there any books/translations published from Paramartha / Zhend on this topic
(3) Where in the Sutras is the amala-vijnana mentioned/taught?
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