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What are the positions of the different schools on a primordial mind?

Different Buddhist traditions have some mention of an original, primordial mind of some sort. If there is one, what are its attributes.
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Questions on the five Skandhas

I find that the five Skandhas can be very confusing at times, as the Western idea of mind and perception is very different to the Buddhist idea of mind and perception. On top of that, many ...
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What is storehouse consciousness?

I've been reading Peter Harvey's Introduction the Buddhism and I've come across the concept of storehouse consciousness. It's in relation to Yogācāra and Chan Buddhism - originally with Yogācāra. It ...
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