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 +'''​Base-knowledge'''​ (Skt. ''​vastujñāna'';​ [[Wyl.]] ''​gzhi shes''​) is the third of the [[eight topics]] of the ''​[[Abhisamayalankara]]'':​
  
 +==Definition==
 +Base-knowledge is defined as the limited knowledge that realizes all bases to be empty of the self of the individual.
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 +==Subdivisions==
 +When the actual [base-knowledge] is sub-divided,​ there is the base-knowledge of the [[shravakas]] and that of the [[pratyekabuddhas]].
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 +If divisions are made according to how the term is applied, there are five: the base-knowledge that abides in neither existence nor quiescence, the base-knowledge that is distant from the ‘resultant mother’ , the base-knowledge that is close to the ‘resultant mother’, the base-knowledge that is unfavourable and the base-knowledge that is a remedy.
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 +==Parameters==
 +The actual base-knowledge is present on the [[five paths]] of the [[hinayana]],​ but all the noble ones of the [[mahayana]] possess the nominal base-knowledge. It is also said that it is present in the mind-stream of all noble ones.
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 +[[Category:​Key Terms]]
 +[[Category:​Abhisamayalankara]]
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