Dear Donald In response to your question about the eight consciousness...you may find useful to collect all the verses I'm sending to the group. I'm not under the impression except from you that the group is really interested knowing about the nature of consciousness.
Fifty verses of the Nature of Consciousness - Part 2 Manas Sixteen Seeds of delusion gives rise to the internal formations of craving and afflictions. These forces animate our consciousness as body and mind manifest themselves. Seventeen With store consciousness as its support, Manas arises its function is mentation, grasping the seeds its considers to be a "self". Eighteen The object of Manas is the mark of a self found in the field of representations at the point where Manas and store consciousness touch. Nineteen As the ground of wholesome and unwholesome of the other six manifesting consciousness, manas continue discriminating. Its nature its both indeterminate and obscured. Twenty Manas goes with the five universals, with mati of the five particulars, and with the major and eight secondary afflictions. All are indeterminate and obscured. Twenty-One As shadow follows form, manas always follows store. It is a misguided attempt to survive, craving for continuation and blind satisfation. Twenty-Two When the first stage of the boddhisatva path is attained, the obstacles of knowledge and afflictions are transformed. At the ten stage, the yogi transforms the belief in a separate self, and stored consciousness is released from Manas. I'll be sending the next verses soon. Mayka ------------------------------------ Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/