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the mindstream is merely a element(consciousness) like earth,water,fire,air etc it has always existed and will always exist.it is one of the 5 wisdom lights in vajrayana wich has always existed and will always exist.Vajrayana basis itself on madhyamika,and in madhyamika nothing arises and nothing ceases.dependant arising is an upaya in a sence.the 5 wisdom ...


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In my understanding: Mind-stream continuum originates from the growth and evolution of tendencies. It is created by the same mechanism that lies behind "the natural evolution of species". (Phenomena that create causes that either support their continued existence or aid future arising of similar phenomena tend to "survive" and "...


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Mind is a created thing, further conditioned by experience. The “mind stream” actually isn’t mind at all, since mind is completely dropped in Nibbana. The “unborn, deathless” is what, I think, you are referring to. The unborn is not a static “state”. It flows. In ignorance it flows, creating mind. That-which-flows identifies with mind, creating ego. That-...


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