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mūlavijñāna


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(Skt., root consciousness). The basis or root consciousness, a concept associated with the Mahāsaṃghikas. This form of consciousness was said to act as the support for the sensory consciousnesses and may be seen as a forerunner of the Yogācāra concept of the ‘storehouse consciousness’ (ālaya-vijñāna).

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