[quote=“Zla’od”]So, are you guys going to change your signs to reflect this latest interest in Cittamatra? Just picture something like this scrolling across the Zhengjue building:
"BUDDHA TAUGHT EIGHT CONSCIOUSNESSES, NAMELY THE FIVE SENSE CONSCIOUSNESSES PLUS THREE LEVELS OF MENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS CULMUNATING IN THE ALAYAVIJNANA OR STOREHOUSE CONSCIOUSNESS, WHICH IN EAST ASIA IS OFTEN CONFLATED WITH TATHAGATAGARBHA OR BUDDHA NATURE"
Please do tell, from your kind sign-suggestion cues, what’s the differences between “THE FIVE[color=#0000FF] SENSE CONSCIOUSNESSES[/color]” PLUS THREE LEVELS OF “[color=#0000FF]MENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS”[/color]?
Are the FIVE SENSE CONSCIOUSNESSES not the [color=#0000FF]MENTAL[/color] CONSCIOUSNESS?
They are called[color=#0000FF] CONSCIOUSNESSES[/color] all the same!
Are you trying to say that apart from MENTAL CONSCIOUSNESSES, there are other existing sorts of CONSCIOUSNESSES?
Any Buddhist equipped with decent knowledge can see the flaws from your single statement, so how can we unwisely put up your absurd sign?
My dear Zla’od, this is not a latest interest, you should have known better, the principle teaching of Citta, vijnana-only 唯識, has been propagated since Buddha Sakyamuni’s time, among others, including The Flower Garland Sutra [ Avataṃsaka-sūtra], the Lankavatara Sutra , The Mahavaipulya-Tathagatagarbha Sutra , etc.
Without the existence of TATHAGATAGARBHA OR BUDDHA NATURE, there will be no Buddhism or Buddhahood to talk about, then sentient beings will live only once!