Eight Collections of Consciousness

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nyon yid - nyon mongs pa'i yid kyi rnam par shes pa - Defiled mind. The aspect of mind which, taking the all-ground as reference, conceives the thought "I am," one of the eight collections of consciousnesses [RY]

rnam shes tshogs brgyad - eight aspects of cognition, eight collections of consciousnesses, eight aggregates of consciousness. eight gatherings of consciousness. eight avenues of ordinary consciousness [RY]

rnam shes tshogs brgyad - eight collections of consciousnesses: the all-ground consciousness, the defiled mental consciousness, the mental cognition, and the cognitions of eye, ear, nose, tongue, and body [RY]

rang bzhin gsum - Three natures (mtshan nyid gsum). The aspects of phenomena as set forth by the Chittamatra and Yogachara schools: the 'imagined,' the 'dependent,' and the 'absolute.' The imagined (kun brtags) is the two kinds of self-entity. The dependent (gzhan dbang) is the eight collections of consciousness. The absolute (yongs grub) is the empty nature of things, suchness [RY]