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Eight Consciousnesses


 
Tibetan: rnam shes tshogs brgyad

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The five sense consciousnesses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and body sensation. The sixth is mental consciousness; the seventh is afflicted consciousness, the klesha mind; and the eighth, the alaya, is the ground consciousness.

1. Sight or eye consciousness, mig gi par shes pa, cakshu vijnana
2. Ear or hearing consciousness, rna wa'i rnam par shes pa, shrotra vijnana
3. Smell or nose consciousness, sna'i rnam par shes pa, ghrana vijnana
4. Taste or tongue consciousness, lce'i rnam par shes pa, jihva vijnana
5. Touch or body consciousness, lus kyi rnam par shes pa, kaya vijnana
6. Mental consciousness, yid kyi rnam par shes pa, mano vijnana
7. Afflicted consciousness, nyon yid rnam par shes pa, klesha vijnana
8. Ground or 'base of all' consciousness, kun gzhi rnam par shes pa, alaya vijnana

See book: Five Buddha Families and the Eight Consciousnesses

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