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'''Base-knowledge''' (Skt. ''vastujñāna''; Tib. གཞི་ཤེས་, Wyl. ''gzhi shes'') is the third of the [[eight topics]] of the ''[[Abhisamayalankara]]'':
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'''Base-knowledge''' (Skt. ''vastujñāna''; Tib. [[གཞི་ཤེས་]], Wyl. ''gzhi shes'') is the third of the [[eight topics]] of the ''[[Abhisamayalankara]]''.
  
 
==Definition==
 
==Definition==
Base-knowledge is defined as the limited knowledge that realizes all bases to be empty of the self of the individual.
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Base-knowledge is defined as the limited knowledge that realizes all bases to be [[Selflessness of the individual|empty of the self of the individual]].
  
 
==Subdivisions==
 
==Subdivisions==
 
When the actual [base-knowledge] is sub-divided, there is the base-knowledge of the [[shravakas]] and that of the [[pratyekabuddhas]].
 
When the actual [base-knowledge] is sub-divided, there is the base-knowledge of the [[shravakas]] and that of the [[pratyekabuddhas]].
  
If divisions are made according to how the term is applied, there are five: the base-knowledge that abides in neither existence nor quiescence, the base-knowledge that is distant from the ‘resultant mother’ , the base-knowledge that is close to the ‘resultant mother’, the base-knowledge that is unfavourable and the base-knowledge that is a remedy.
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If divisions are made according to how the term is applied, there are five:  
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*the base-knowledge that abides in neither existence nor quiescence,  
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*the base-knowledge that is distant from the ‘resultant mother’,  
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*the base-knowledge that is close to the ‘resultant mother’,  
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*the base-knowledge that is unfavourable and  
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*the base-knowledge that is a remedy.
  
 
==Parameters==
 
==Parameters==
The actual base-knowledge is present on the [[five paths]] of the [[hinayana]], but all the noble ones of the [[mahayana]] possess the nominal base-knowledge. It is also said that it is present in the mind-stream of all noble ones.
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The actual base-knowledge is present on the [[five paths]] of the [[basic yana]], but all the noble ones of the [[mahayana]] possess the nominal base-knowledge. It is also said that it is present in the mind-stream of all noble ones.
  
 
[[Category:Abhisamayalankara]]
 
[[Category:Abhisamayalankara]]
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[[Category:Eight Topics]]

Latest revision as of 21:33, 4 September 2017

Base-knowledge (Skt. vastujñāna; Tib. གཞི་ཤེས་, Wyl. gzhi shes) is the third of the eight topics of the Abhisamayalankara.

Definition

Base-knowledge is defined as the limited knowledge that realizes all bases to be empty of the self of the individual.

Subdivisions

When the actual [base-knowledge] is sub-divided, there is the base-knowledge of the shravakas and that of the pratyekabuddhas.

If divisions are made according to how the term is applied, there are five:

  • the base-knowledge that abides in neither existence nor quiescence,
  • the base-knowledge that is distant from the ‘resultant mother’,
  • the base-knowledge that is close to the ‘resultant mother’,
  • the base-knowledge that is unfavourable and
  • the base-knowledge that is a remedy.

Parameters

The actual base-knowledge is present on the five paths of the basic yana, but all the noble ones of the mahayana possess the nominal base-knowledge. It is also said that it is present in the mind-stream of all noble ones.