The Buddhist Unconscious by W. Waldron

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The Buddhist Unconscious by W. Waldron

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:53 pm

An important study of the Alaya consciousness, also in book form:

http://www.misterdanger.net/books/Buddh ... scious.pdf
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: The Buddhist Unconscious by W. Waldron

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:42 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: The Buddhist Unconscious by W. Waldron

Postby White Lotus » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:07 pm

in his book, ''the zen doctrine of no mind'', suzuki looks at Mind or No Mind as he calls it as being the Buddhist ''unconscious''. he uses the terms no mind and unconscious to mean the same thing. there is the notion that when someone attains satori the unconscious and conscious become united. i dont know. the Buddhist use of ''unconscious'' includes all states of mind and all things. it is oneness. the psychologists use ''unconscious'' to describe a particular aspect of mentality or mental process. so the buddhist use of ''unconscious'' is unique to buddhism and has little or no reference to psychology's use of the term.

to talk of different aspects of consciousness, 8 of them is something yogacara does. in the final analysis there is one and only one. all things are this one, and this one does not exist except conventionally.

best wishes, Tom.
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