An Exposition on the Lankavatara Sutra, Vol. 1, p. 52

Quotes from the Lankavatara Sūtra


“By these four reasons, Mahamati, the waves of the evolving Vijnanas are stirred on the Alayavijnana which resembles the waters of a flood.” Vol.2

“Mahamati, this realm of the tathagatagarbha is primarily undefiled and is beyond all the speculative theories of the sravakas, pratyekabuddhas, and philosophers; but it appears to them devoid of purity, as it is soiled by these external defilements.” Vol. 7


Excerpts from An Exposition on the Lankavatara Sutra

Venerable Xiao Pingshi


In fact, through the conditions of the six sense faculties, the ālayavijnana (ālaya consciousness) can sequentially bring forth all phenomena. However, the arhats who have attained the emptiness appearance of the five aggregates have failed to realize the origin of all phenomena: the emptiness nature of ālayavijnana, namely the fundamental essence of nirvana.

An Exposition on the Lankavatara Sutra, Vol. 1, p.52