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A wonderful read that contains everything you need to know about alayavijnana in Indian thought As for it s modern metamorphosis we need another monograph.So Chinese translations of Mahayana samgraha are useful to understand Indian Buddhism still wondering about the role of translated texts in understanding Buddhism in general Still reading this Very in depth A scholarly work to enhance my research. [ Free Kindle ] ♶ The Buddhist Unconscious: The Alaya-Vijnana in the Context of Indian Buddhist Thought ♌ This is the story of fifth century CE India, when the Yogacarin Buddhists tested the awareness of unawareness, and became aware of human unawareness to an extraordinary degree They not only explicitly differentiated this dimension of mental processes from conscious cognitive processes, but also offered reasoned arguments on behalf of this dimension of mind This is the concept of the Buddhist unconscious , which arose just as philosophical discourse in other circles was fiercely debating the limits of conscious awareness, and these ideas in turn had developed as a systematisation of teachings from the Buddha himself For us in the twenty first century, these teachings connect in fascinating ways to the Western conceptions of the cognitive unconscious which have been elaborated in the work of Jung and Freud This important study reveals how the Buddhist unconscious illuminates and draws out aspects of current western thinking on the unconscious mind One of the most intriguing connections is the idea that there is in fact no substantial self underlying all mental activity the thoughts themselves are the thinker William S Waldron considers the implications of this radical notion, which, despite only recently gaining plausibility, was in fact first posited , years ago