consciousness

A class of ways of being aware of something that cognizes merely the essential nature of its object, such as its being a sight, a sound, a mental object, etc.

A class of ways of being aware of something that cognizes merely the essential nature of its object, such as its being a sight, a sound, a mental object, etc. Consciousness may be either sensory or mental, and there are either six or eight types. The term has nothing to do with the Western concept of conscious versus unconscious.

Tibetan: rnam-shes

Sanskrit: vijnana


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Deutsch: Bewusstsein
Français: conscience
Italiano: coscienza
Tiếng Việt: thức, tâm thức

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