In cyclic existence with its six destinies such and such beings are born as such and such a type of being

In cyclic existence with its six destinies such and such beings are born as such and such a type of being. They come into existence (abhinirvçtti) and arise (utpadyante) in the womb of beings…. There, at first, the mind with all the seeds (sarvabījakaücittam, a synonym of ālaya-vijñāna) matures, congeals, grows, develops, and increases based upon the two fold substratum (or “appropriation,”upādāna), that is, (1)the substratum of the material sense-faculties along with their supports (sādhiùñhāna-rūpīndriya-upādāna), (2) and the substratum which consists of the predispositions toward conceptual proliferation in terms of conventional usage of images, names, and conceptualizations (nimitta-nā ma-vikalpa- vyavahāra-prapañca-vāsanā-upādāna).

 

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