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The 8 Minds or 8 conciousness

These represent the levels of consciousness in humans. The first 5 minds are our senses. The first 7 minds are all temporary, when we die these die too. The 8th mind,our Alaya mind, remains even after we die. We are not a physical body alone. Our true mind, the Alaya mind, is our true self . Below is a description of each mind or consciousness.

  1. Visual Mind (Gen-Shiki)

Our ability to see

  1. Auditory Mind (Ni-Shiki)

Our ability to hear

  1. Olfactory Mind (Bi-shiki)

Our ability to smell

  1. Gustatory Mind (Zes-shiki)

Our ability to taste

  1. Tactile Mind (Shin-Shiki)

Our ability to feel

  1. Mental Mind (I-shiki)

Our ability to think or receive information from the other senses

  1. Attachment (Mana-Shiki)

This is our attachment to things, people, idea and so on. This is mine, I own this, I own that. This is the root of all evil

  1. Alaya Mind (Araya-Shiki)

The store house of our karmic energy or karmic seeds (these are colorless and formless), This is our true self, it is deep within. It is constantly changing because we are doing different interactions every day. This is a mind that does not die, it is eternal, transmigrating from past to present then continues to the future. It is the source of our lives, likened to a river that continuously flows and from time to time a bubble appears in the river – this bubble is our physical body. This bubble eventually disappears as the river flows just like how our physical body dies. The physical body is just an appearance for the Alaya mind. Alaya in Sanskrit means “storage” just like in ”HimALAYA” which means storehouse of snow

Is like a corpse, it doesn’t listen to the teachings of Buddhism. It is shrouded in darkness and loneliness with no one for company. This is the reason we feel lonely even if we are with a lot of people because the Alaya mind is always suffering alone. We have to make our Alaya mind listen and we do this by listening to Buddhism.

April 9, 2017 Lecture/Meetup of Pureland Buddhism Center of the Philippines


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PAST – Lecture/Meetup: The Law of Karma in Buddhism (Apr. 9, 2017)

A continuation from last week’s foundation of Buddhism topic. This time the Law of Karma will be discussed in detail. The lecturer will be teacher Masaki.

Where: The Columns Ayala Avenue Tower 1, Makati City, Philippines
When: April 9, 2017 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Please send a message to  0998-566-2533 if you would like to join.

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April 4, 2017 Lecture/Meetup of Pureland Buddhism Center of the Philippines


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PAST – Lecture/Meetup: The Foundation of Buddhism (Apr. 2, 2017)

A lecture about the foundation of Buddhism – the law of Karma by teacher Masaki. This is a great opportunity to learn about the wisdom of Buddha.

Where: The Columns Ayala Avenue Tower 1, Makati City, Philippines
When: April 2, 2017 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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The Law of Cause and Effect

The Law of Cause and Effect states that for every cause there is an equivalent inescapable effect. It is also called the Law of Karma. But first let us define the terms “cause” and “effect”. Cause is an action or a deed. Effect is a result. We can therefore say that base on the law of cause and effect; our actions will have an unavoidable result. That’s why it is important to always keep in mind the 3 principles of the law of cause and effect. They are:

  1. Good causes produce good effects.
  2. Bad causes produce bad effects.
  3. Own cause will produce your own effect.

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This first principle states that GOOD ACTIONS produce GOOD RESULTS. If you do good unto others you will receive good effects in return.

The second principle is the opposite of the first. BAD ACTIONS will produce BAD RESULTS.

The final principle is OWN ACTIONS will produce OWN EFFECT, this means that the actions you do will only bring results to you. To show this let’s look at 2 people in a table. One is drinking lots of beer and the other is not drinking any beer at all. The one who keeps drinking beer only makes himself drunk and not the other person. Same thing when I study for an exam. When I study well I will get a good mark on the exam as a result of my studying. My classmate won’t get a good mark on the exam because I studied well.

To learn the law of cause and effect by heart you must always remember its 3 principles. Always consciously make effort to do good so the future will bring good results.

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Part 2: The Law of Cause and Effect 2 (CONDITION)

Read The 3 Worlds and the 10 Directions after reading this, so you will know how it is related to The Law of Cause and Effect