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The Eight Consciousnesses in Yogacara

In the Yogacara school, two more consciousnesses are added to the Six Consciousnesses known to other schools of Buddhism.

1. a consciousness called klistamanas, which gathers the hindrances, the poisons, the karmic formations.
2. the ālāyavijñāna is the consciousness "basis of everything" and has been translated as "store consciousness".

Wow! Two higher consciousnesses, one which gathers the hindrances, the poisons (klesha) and the karmic formations (samskaras), all of which defile the mind IF the ego is not appeased through loving-kindness meditation so as to let go of them; and the other to store karmic latencies and so much more. (See

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