Mental continuum

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The stream of continuity of mental activity (mind, awareness) of an individual being, which has no beginning, which continues even into Buddhahood, and, according to Mahayana, has no end. According to the Hinayana tenets, it comes to an end when an arhat or Buddha dies at the end of the lifetime in which the person attains liberation or enlightenment.

Tibetan: sems-rgyud

Sanskrit: santana

Synonyms: Mind-stream


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Français: Continuum mental
Italiano: Continuum mentale
Русский: Поток ума
Tiếng Việt: Dòng tâm thức

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