Eight Consciousnesses of Yogachara-Chittamatra Consciousness-Only Mind-Only School – Asta vijnana kaya – Aṣṭa-vijñāna-kāya – 八識 Bā shí

Eight Consciousnesses of Yogachara-Chittamatra Consciousness-Only Mind-Only School – Asta vijnana kaya – Aṣṭa-vijñāna-kāya – 八識 Bā shí

“The Eight Consciousnesses (Skt. aṣṭa vijñānakāyāḥ[1]) is a classification developed in the tradition of the Yogācāra (Chittamatra – Consciousness-only School) school of Mahayana Buddhism. They enumerate the five sense consciousnesses, supplemented by the mental consciousness (manovijñāna), the defiled mental consciousness (kliṣṭamanovijñāna[2]), and finally the fundamental store-house consciousness (ālāyavijñāna), which is the basis of the other seven.[3] This eighth consciousness is said to store the impressions (vāsanāḥ) of previous experiences, which form the seeds (bīja) of future karma in this life and in the next after rebirth.” Fair Use Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Consciousnesses

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Buddhism Glossary, Three Refuges: 1. Buddhas, 2. Dharma: SutrasShastrasVinayaTantras, Buddhist Bibliography, 3. Sangha: BodhisattvasHistoric Buddhist MastersModern Buddhist Masters

Mahayana Consciousness Only School – Mind-Only – Chittamatra-Yogachara – Tibetan Sems-tsam-pa – 唯識宗 Wéishí Zōng

Mahayana Consciousness Only School – Mind-Only – Chittamatra-Yogachara – Tibetan Sems-tsam-pa – 唯識宗 Wéishí Zōng

English: Representation-only, Yoga Practice School, Consciousness-Only School, Subjective Realism, Mind-Only School

Chinese

  • 唯識宗; pinyin: Wéishí Zōng (“Consciousness-Only School”)
  • Wéishí Yúqiexíng Pài (唯識瑜伽行派 “Consciousness-Only Yogācāra School”)
  • Fǎxiàng Zōng (法相宗, “Dharmalakṣaṇa School”)
  • Cí’ēn Zōng (慈恩宗 “Ci’en School”)

Tibetan language:

  • Tibetan: རྣལ་འབྱོར་སྤྱོད་པ་, Wylie: rnal ‘byor spyod pa, THL: Nenjor Chöpa “Yogācāra”
  • Tibetan: སེམས་ཙམ་, Wylie: sems tsam, THL: Semtsam “Cittamātra”

Philosophical Tenets – Buddhist Philosophy – Tibetan grub-mtha – Hinayana 1. Vaibhashika 2. Sautrantaka and Mahayana 3. Consciousness Only – Chittamatra-Yogachara 4. Madhyamaka

Philosophical Tenets – Buddhist Philosophy – Tibetan grub-mtha – Hinayana (theg-dman) 1. Vaibhashika (bye-brag smra-ba) 2. Sautrantaka (mdo-sde-pa) and Mahayana (theg-chen) 3. Chittamatra (sems-tsam-pa) 4. Madhyamaka (dbu-ma-pa).

Prajna – Prajñā Wisdom 般若. Contrast with Ignorance – moha – avidya – 無明.

See also Madhyamaka – Buddhist Wisdom Prajna Emptiness Tenets Philosophy – Middle Way School of Nagarjuna – Shunyavada-Nihsvabhavavada – Tibetan dbu-ma – 中觀見 Zhongguan Jian – 中論 Zhong Lun

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Eight Consciousnesses of Yogachara-Chittamatra Consciousness-Only Mind-Only School – Asta vijnana kaya – Aṣṭa-vijñāna-kāya – 八識 Bā shí

Buddhism Glossary, Three Refuges: 1. Buddhas, 2. Dharma: SutrasShastrasVinayaTantras, Buddhist Bibliography, 3. Sangha: BodhisattvasHistoric Buddhist MastersModern Buddhist Masters