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The ninth consciousness

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:00 am    Post subject: The ninth consciousness

According to this site, there are nine consciousness.
The quotes below are all from this site.
The first five of these consciousnesses are the familiar senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.
The sixth consciousness is the function that integrates and processes the various sensory data to form an overall picture or thought, identifying what it is that our five senses are communicating to us.
Unlike those layers of consciousness that are directed toward the outer world, the seventh consciousness is directed toward our inner life and is largely independent of sensory input.
....the eighth or ālaya consciousness, also known as the never-perishing or storehouse consciousness. It is here that the energy of our karma resides. Whereas the first seven consciousnesses disappear on death, the eighth consciousness persists through the cycles of active life and the latency of death.
When caught up in a cycle of negative cause and effect, however, it is difficult to avoid making further negative causes, and it is here that we turn to the most fundamental layer of consciousness, the ninth or amala consciousness. This can be thought of as the life of the cosmos itself; it is also referred to as the fundamentally pure consciousness Unstained by the workings of karma, this consciousness represents our true, eternal self.

The great power of the ninth consciousness welling forth changes even entrenched patterns of negative karma in the eighth consciousness.

Is this fundamentally pure consciousness what some of us naively label as 'God'?
Is it possible that some of us have temporarily got 'stuck' on our spiritual journey because we can't yet let go of the false identity or label that we have previously attached to 'it'?
As the layers of consciousness are transformed, they each give rise to unique forms of wisdom. The wisdom inherent in the eighth consciousness allows us to perceive ourselves, our experience and other phenomena with perfect clarity and to profoundly appreciate the interconnectedness and interdependence of all things. As the deep-rooted delusions of the seventh consciousness are transformed, an individual is enabled to overcome the fear of death, as well as the aggression and violence that spring from this fear. A wisdom arises which enables us to perceive the fundamental equality of all living beings and to deal with them on an unchanging basis of respect. It is this type of transformation and wisdom that is sorely required in our world today.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:38 am    Post subject:

Good input Wahl. I think what xbks are saying is that the sense of their 9th consciousness has been seduced, displaced and replaced by what seems to be a persistent deep seated hoax or illusion as judged by the 7th consciousness which seems to be the pivotal one for determining our spiritual evolution.

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