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 +'''​Alaya'''​ (Skt. ''​ālaya'';​ Tib. [[ཀུན་གཞི་]],​ ''​kun shyi'';​ [[Wyl.]] ''​kun gzhi''​) — the universal ground or basis. [[Longchenpa]] describes alaya in this way: 
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 +“It is unenlightenment and a neutral state, which belongs to the category of mind and mental events, and it has become the foundation of all [[karma]]s and ‘[[Habitual tendencies|traces]]’ of [[samsara]] and [[nirvana]].”<​ref>​From the ''​[[Treasury of Word and Meaning]]'';​ translation from [[Tulku Thondup]] in ''​The Practice of Dzogchen''​ (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 1996 & 2002), page 211.</​ref> ​
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 +<​big>​༈ ངོ་བོ་ནི་སེམས་སེམས་བྱུང་གིས་ཉེ་བར་བསྡུས་པས་འཁོར་འདས་ཀྱི་ལས་དང་བག་ཆགས་ཐམས་ཅད་ཀྱི་རྟེན་དུ་གྱུར་པ་སྟེ། མ་རིག་པའི་ལུང་མ་བསྟན་ཏེ།</​big>​
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 +In the [[Lamdré]] teachings however, it refers to the indivisible union of awareness and [[emptiness]]. This is also how the term is used when it appears in the [[Seven Points of Mind Training]].
  
 +==Internal Links==
 +*[[All-ground consciousness]]
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 +==Notes==
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 +==Further Reading==
 +*[[Tulku Thondup]], ''​The Practice of Dzogchen''​ (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 1996), pages 210-212.
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 +[[Category:​Key Terms]]
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