All-ground consciousness

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alayavijnana, all-ground consciousness [IW]

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all-ground consciousness. Def. thun mong spyi'i mtshan nyid ni / ma bsgribs la lung du ma bstan pa'i gtso bo'i rnam shes gang zhig bag chags kyi bgo bzhir gyur pa rnam smin dang sa bon thams cad ji ltar rigs pa bsten zhing don gyi ngo bo rig pa; alaya-vijnana. (RY)

Vajra body endowed with the six elements. The six outer elements are the five elements and the element of mental objects (chos khams). The six inner elements are flesh, blood, warmth, breath, vacuities and the all-ground consciousness. The six secret elements are the nadis as the stable earth element, the syllable HANG at the crown of the head as the liquid water element, the A-stroke at the navel center as the warm fire element, the life-prana (srog gi rlung) as the moving wind element, the avadhuti as the void space element, and the all-ground wisdom as the cognizant wisdom element. This last category is the uncommon explanation. (RY)