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ཀུན་གཞི་རྣམ་ཤེས་
kun gzhi rnam shes


Tsadra Research Library Glossaries

  1. Bernert, C., Rong ston shes bya kun rig. Perfect or Perfected? Rongtön on Buddha-Nature (2018)
       |  Sanskrit: ālayavijñāna   |  Definition: The ālayavijñāna or all-base consciousness is the eighth type of consciousness in the eight-consciousness model of the mind according to Yogācāra. It is comprised of two aspects: the seed part (sa bon gyi cha), which is the causal aspect that will produce future results, and the maturation part (rnam smin gyi cha), which is the resultant aspect of the produced experience.
  2. Charrier, C., Dwags po bkra shis rnam rgyal. Lumière de diamant (2016)
       |  Sanskrit: ālayavijñāna   |  French: conscience base universelle/fondamentale
  3. Wallace, A., Bdud 'joms gling pa. Düdjom Lingpa's Visions of the Great Perfection: Heart of the Great Perfection (2015)
       |  Sanskrit: ālaya vijñāna   |  English: substrate consciousness   |  Definition: An ethically neutral, inwardly directed state of consciousness, free of conceptualization, in which appearances of self, others, and objects are absent. suchness (Tib. de bzhin nyidSkt. tathatd). The ineffable realityofemptiness; the ultimate nature of all phenomena.
  4. Bernert, C., Westwood, P., Chödung Karmo Translation Group, Go rams pa bsod nams seng ge. Distinguishing the Views (2014)
       |  Sanskrit: ālaya-vijñāna   |  English: all-base consciousness   |  Definition: This is the consciousness containing the latencies through which the results of karma arise from life to life. It is accepted only by the Mahāyāna schools (Madhyamaka and Cittamātra).
  5. Roberts, P.. Mahāmudrā and Related Instructions (2011)
       |  Sanskrit: ālaya   |  Definition: Literally ālaya means a dwelling or abode, as in Himālaya, the "abode of snows." It is translated into Tibetan as kun gzhi, which means "basis of everything." However, it primarily relates to the separate mind or continuum of an individual and not a shared universal foundation. The concept existed in early Buddhism as an explanation of why an individual does not cease to exist when consciousness stops and was termed bhavanga in the Theravāda tradition. The ālaya later became an explanation, particularly in the Cittamātra tradition, for where karmic seeds are stored and was considered the source of an individual's mentally produced experiences. It is usually synonymous with the ālaya consciousness, which is the neutral basis for samsara and which ceases upon liberation
  6. Chávez, A., Jackson, R., Sopa, Lhundub, Tukwan, 3rd. The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems (2009)
       |  Sanskrit: ālayavijñāna   |  English: mind-basis-of-all   |  Definition: Among Cittamātrins following scripture, a foundational or “storehouse” consciousness that is the source of the other seven consciousnesses (six sense consciousnesses and a deluded consciousness) as well as their objects. It is the carrier of various cognitive and affective tendencies as well as of the seeds of karma, and it will be transformed at enlightenment into the gnosis of a buddha.
  7. Barron, R., Fairclough, S., Bdud 'joms gling pa. Buddhahood Without Meditation (2006)
       |  Sanskrit: ālaya-vijñāna   |  English: consciousness as the ground of all ordinary experience   |  Definition: rudimentary consciousness caused by the subtle energy of karma being aroused due to the nonrecognition of intrinsic awareness [all-ground consciousness (cs); store consciousness (GL); stratum-bound perceptivity (KB); fundamental consciousness (MW); consciousness of the all-pervasive ground (NJ, PC); consciousness of the ground of all (NS)]
  8. Kalu Rinpoché Translation Group, 'jam mgon kong sprul. Myriad Worlds (2003) (2003)
       |  Sanskrit: ālaya-vijñāna   |  English: fundamental consciousness
  9. Montenegro, M., Kalu Rinpoche. Luminous Mind (1997)
       |  Sanskrit: ālayavijñāna   |  English: foundationd consciousness
  10. Hopkins, J.. Meditation on Emptiness (1996) (1996)
       |  Sanskrit: ālayavijñāna   |  English: mind-basis-of-all
  11. Cozort, Daniel. Unique Tenets of the Middle Way Consequence School Dissertation (1989)
       |  Sanskrit: ālayavijñāna   |  English: mind-basis-of-all
  12. Sopa, Lhundup, Hopkins, J.. Cutting Through Appearances (1989)
       |  Sanskrit: ālayavijñāna   |  English: mind-basis-of-all

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English Glossaries

Rangjung Yeshe Dictionary Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan-English Dharma Dictionary 3.0 <br> by Erik Pema Kunsang (2003)

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Hopkins Glossary 2015 The Uma Institute for Tibetan Studies Tibetan-Sanskrit-English Dictionary (Version: June 2015) <br> Jeffrey Hopkins, Editor. <br> Paul Hackett, Contributor and Technical Editor. <br> Contributors: Nathaniel Garson, William Magee, Andres Montano, John Powers, Craig Preston, Joe Wilson, Jongbok Yi <br> A PDF version of this dictionary is available for download at: www.uma-tibet.org

mind-basis-of-all

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Hopkins Definitions 2015 The Uma Institute for Tibetan Studies Tibetan-Sanskrit-English Dictionary (Version: June 2015) <br> Jeffrey Hopkins, Editor. <br> Paul Hackett, Contributor and Technical Editor. <br> Contributors: Nathaniel Garson, William Magee, Andres Montano, John Powers, Craig Preston, Joe Wilson, Jongbok Yi <br> A PDF version of this dictionary is available for download at: www.uma-tibet.org

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Hopkins Divisions 2015 The Uma Institute for Tibetan Studies Tibetan-Sanskrit-English Dictionary (Version: June 2015) <br> Jeffrey Hopkins, Editor. <br> Paul Hackett, Contributor and Technical Editor. <br> Contributors: Nathaniel Garson, William Magee, Andres Montano, John Powers, Craig Preston, Joe Wilson, Jongbok Yi <br> A PDF version of this dictionary is available for download at: www.uma-tibet.org

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Hopkins Others' English 2015 The Uma Institute for Tibetan Studies Tibetan-Sanskrit-English Dictionary (Version: June 2015) <br> Jeffrey Hopkins, Editor. <br> Paul Hackett, Contributor and Technical Editor. <br> Contributors: Nathaniel Garson, William Magee, Andres Montano, John Powers, Craig Preston, Joe Wilson, Jongbok Yi <br> A PDF version of this dictionary is available for download at: www.uma-tibet.org

storehouse-consciousness; foundation-consciousness

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Hopkins Synonyms 1992 note No direct match. 0 total match(es)
Tsepak Rigdzin note [ālayavijñana]/ The foundational consciousness; mind basis of all; one of the eight types of consciousnesses (see {rnam shes tsogs brgyad}) asserted by the Mind Only school of Buddhist philosophy; believed to be primary and the store-house of all mental imprints. 1 total match(es)
Richard Barron's glossary Richard Barron's glossary. <br> © Copyright 2002 by Turquoise Dragon Media Services. <br> Source: Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan-English Dharma Dictionary 3.0 (2003)

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Tibetan-Tibetan dictionary

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Tibetan-Sanskrit dictionary

Negi (Tibetan-Sanskrit) Tibetan-Sanskrit dictionary <br> J.S. Negi <br> Dictionary Unit, Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath (January 1993)
kun gzhi rnam shes = kun gzhi rnam par shes pa/

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(Related) Verb Forms

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ཀུན་གཞི་རྣམ་ཤེས
alayavijnana, all-ground cognitiveness, substratum awareness, apperceptive mass, stratum-bound perceptivity (a perceptivity tending to distinct perceptual judgment, but as yet undetermined and being merely the dynamic aspect of a stratum which will allow all possible differentiations), fundamental structuring of all experience, all-ground consciousness, fundamental consciousness, the store consciousness [JV]

alayavijnana, mind-basis-of-all [IW]

abbr. of kun gzhi'i rnam par shes pa. mind-basis-of-all; the store consciousness, alaya vijnana [RY]