rnam shes

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Consciousness [RY]

rnam par shes pa (ordinary) consciousness (one of twelve links of interdependent connection) [RB]

[primary] consciousness [principle], discriminative cognition [IW]

conciousness [principle], primary conciousness, discriminative cognition [mind is purely that which perceives it doesn't require brainwork, it is simple perception, just on the level of the nervous system this instinctive function is called 'mind' in sanskrit 'citta' means 'heart,' 'essence' that basic essence of mind which contains the faculty of perception this kind of perception called mind [reacting to opposites and so on] is very direct, simple and subtle at the same time conciosness on the other hand, is articulated and intelligent, it contains 'mind' feelings and thought patterns] [IW]

[primary] conciousness [principle], discriminative cognition [a point which needs to be made clear is the distinction between 'mind' and 'conciousness' In the buddhist tradition mind is purely that which perceives it doesn't require brainwork, it is simple perception, just on the level of the nervous system this instinctive function is called 'mind' in sanskrit 'citta' means 'heart,' 'essence' that basic essence of mind which contains the faculty of perception this kind of perception called mind [reacting to opposites and so on] is very direct, simple and subtle at the same time conciosness on the other hand, is articulated and intelligent, it contains 'mind' feelings and thought patterns] [IW]

consciousness, vijnana; rten 'brel yan lag gsum pa ni/ kun gzhi'i rnam shes kyi steng du las kyi bag chags yongs su bzhag pas rnam shes de nyid yongs su 'gyur ba'i cha yin la/ de la'ang rgyu dus kyi rnam shes dang/ 'bras bu'i dus kyi rnam shes gnyis su yod do the cognitions; consciousness, consciousness principle, primary consciousness, discriminative cognition, [a point which needs to be made clear is the distinction between 'mind' and 'consciousness.' In the Buddhist tradition mind is purely that which perceives. It doesn't require brainwork, it is simple perception, just on the level of the nervous system. This instinctive function is called 'mind.' In Sanskrit 'chitta' means 'heart,' 'essence' that basic essence of mind which contains the faculty of perception. This kind of perception called mind [reacting to opposites and so on] is very direct, simple and subtle at the same time. Consciousness on the other hand, is articulated and intelligent, it contains 'mind' feelings and thought patterns.]; mode of awareness perception; skye gnas su 'khrid par byed pa'i rgyu [RY]

vijnana, consciousness, perceptive function, distinct judgments of perception, perceiver, cognitive event, noetic capacity, modes of awareness, sensory perception, conscious activity, to perceive by observable qualities, consciousness principle, knowledge of emergent character of mentality, SA thams cad mkhyen, 1 of 5 phung po, soul of departed, consciousness, 9 kinds (kun gzhi, len pa'i rnam shes, nyon yid, mig, rna, sna, lce, lus, yid), mental consciousness [JV]

Consciousness (rnam shes): Buddhism distinguishes various levels of consciousness: gross, subtle and extremely subtle. The first one correspond to the activity of the brain. The second one is what we intuitively call "consciousness", which is among other things the faculty of consciousness to know itself, investigate its own nature and exert free will. The third and most essential one is called the "fundamental luminosity of mind". [MR]