"This timeless "Friend" is never in time, therefore master of time. In the transitional gap, many of us - who have been 'waiting for godot" or for whatever 'prediction or prophecy' we have created and empowered - will come back into the defiled matrix, to whichever worldly foods are still available as retribution for our good deeds, or to appease different other "hungers and thirsts" whose potentiality has been coming up during our "sojorn in the gap". Too bad."
Forgot to add the come back without any other purpose than assisting with the liberation of all migrants.
Just received this quote that synchs up well with above's attempt and of course says it better through the vessel of a recognised teacher. Here the all-base consciousness is the 8th consciousness, the 7th usually relates with the obscurations, like grey fog, which is also present for potential maturation, in the "archivs". Important to consider that endowed beings actually deserve their riches, due to the precision of karma maturation, although not sheltered from future depletion.
The good news in all of this, is that none of the 9 consciousnesses of the existancial wheel can be said to be a self.
Dharma Quote of the Week
The all-base consciousness* works like a savings bank. Continuously money is paid into the bank and continuously it is taken out again. In the same way karmic imprints are absorbed by the all-base, are stored there, and can therefore be brought forth again. Learning, for example, occurs through the mind consciousness. The mind consciousness itself vanishes. Nevertheless, on the next day we have a memory of what we learned. At this time of remembrance, the mind consciousness of what we learned is no longer actually present, since it has ceased to exist. Yet, still we did not forget what we learned previously. What we learned was seized by the all-base in the form of karmic imprints, and stored. Due to the 'all-base of complete ripening' these imprints can be re-awakened, so that the mind consciousness perceives them afresh. This is why we learn things. It is similar with strong mental afflictions.
...The example of the savings bank is particularly effective, especially in the context of karmic actions. Whoever puts money into the bank can get it out again later, often including interest!(p.37)
* The all-base consciousness is the general basis for the whole mind, all aspects of the mind.
--from Everyday Consciousness and Primordial Awareness, by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, translated and edited by Susanne Schefczyk, published by Snow Lion Publications
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