Seed

A noncongruent affecting variable and thus an imputation on the mental continuum that ripens into a manifest phenomenon. Some seeds ripen only intermittently, such as those of the mental factors, those that are memories and those that are karmic tendencies. Some, such as those asserted as Buddha-nature factors in the Chittamatra system, are dormant until they give rise to the attainment of a realized state that lasts forever.

Tibetan: ས་བོན། sa-bon

Sanskrit: bīja

Synonyms: Tendency


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