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'''Base-knowledge''' (Skt. ''vastujñāna'';
'''Base-knowledge''' (Skt. ''vastujñāna''; Wyl. ''gzhi shes'') is the third of the [[eight topics]] of the ''[[Abhisamayalankara]]'':
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Base-knowledge is defined as the limited knowledge that realizes all bases to be empty of the self of the individual.
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.
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.