Part Three.  Mind Consciousness


With Manas as its base
and phenomena as its objects,
mind consciousness manifests itself.
Its sphere of cognition is the broadest.


Mind consciousness has three modes of perception.
It has access to the three fields of perception and is capable
of having three natures.
All mental formations manifests in it -
universal, particular, wholesome, unwholesome and indeterminate.


Mind consciousness is the root of all actions of boy and speech.
Its nature is to manifest mental formations, but its existence is not 
Mind consciousness gives rise to actions that lead to ripening,
it plays the role of the gardener, sowing all the seeds.


Mind consciousness is always functioning
except in states of non perception,
in the two attainments,
deep sleep, and fainting or comma.


Mind consciousness operates in five ways -
in cooperation with the five sense consciousness
and independent of them,
dispersed, concentrated or unstably.


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