Posts Tagged ‘upādāna’

Nivṛtti and Pravṛtti Portions

As was stated in our last blog, the ālayavijñāna can be construed as both defiled garbha and as a pure sustainer of all phenomena. There is a treatise known as the Viniścayasaṃgrahaṇī of the Yogācārabhūmi, or better referenced as the Ālaya Treatise. There are two ideations within it known as the Nivṛtti and Pravṛtti Portions which break-down the ālayavijñāna in a more systematic Abhidharmic context. They are defined as follows: Pravṛtti: moving onwards, advance, progress Read more [...]

The Nescience Entrenchment

(Death of Nescience:medusainfurs) “World-Honored One, to say that the Arhats and Pratyekabuddhas now they are no more subject to future existence does not mean that they have eradicated all defilements or that they know all their rebirth. Why? The Arhats and Pratyekabuddhas still have some residual defilements not yet eradicated; therefore, they cannot know all their rebirths.  "There are two kinds of defilements: underlying defilements and active defilements." The underlying defilements Read more [...]
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