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[[Mind]] ([[sems]]), see also [[consciousness]]: In Buddhist terms, the ordinary condition of the mind is characterized by [[ignorance]] and [[delusion]]. A succession of conscious instants gives it an appearance of continuity. In absolute terms, the mind has three aspects: [[emptiness]], [[clarity]] (ability to know all things) and spontaneous [[compassion]]. [MR]
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[[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]]
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 17:03, 19 August 2007

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