I don't know whether any of you find helpful this over the discussion
about consciousness but here it goes:
Part 1 Store Consciousness
Mind is a field
In which every kind of seed is sown.
This mind field can also be called
"all the seeds"
In us are infinite varieties of seeds-
Seeds of samsara, nirvana, delusion, and enlightenment.
Seeds of suffering and happiness,
Seeds of perceptions, names and words.
Seeds that manifest as body and mind,
as realms of being, stages and worlds,
are all stored in our consciousness.
That is why we called "store"
Some seeds are innate,
handed down by our ancestors
Some were sown while we were still in the womb,
others were sown when we were children
Whether transmitted by family, friends,
all our seeds are, by nature
both individual and collective
The quality of our life
depends on the quality
of the seeds
that lie deep in our consciousness
The function of store consciousness
is to receive and maintain
seeds and their habit energies,
so they can manifest in the world or remain dorrmant.
Manifestations from store consciousness
can be perceived directly in the mode of things-in themselves,
as representations or as mere images.
All are included in the eight elements of being.
All manifestations bear the marks
of both the individual alnd the collective.
The maturation of store consciousness functions in the same way
in its participation in the different stages and realms of beings.
Unobstructed and inderterminate,
store consciousness is continuosly- glowing and changing.
At the same time, it is endowed
with all the universal mental formations.
Although impermanent and without a separate self,
store consciousness contains all phenomena in the cosmos,
both conditioned and unconditioned,
in the form of seeds.
Seeds cand produce seeds.
Seeds can produce formations.
Formations can produce seeds.
Formations can produce formations.
Seeds and formations
both have the nature of interbeing and interpenetration.
The one is produced by the all.
The all is dependent on the one.
Store consciousness is neither the same nor different,
individual nor collective.
Same and different inter-are
Collective and individual give rise to each other.
When delusion is overcome, understanding is there,
and store consciousness is no longer subject to afflictions.
Store consciousness becomes Great Mirror Wisdom,
reflecting the cosmos in all directions.
Its name is now Pure Consciousness.
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