I suspect this has been discussed elsewhere, but couldn't find the right thread.
In the suttas, we have the term "luminous mind" which has been identified, by some scholars, with the bhavanga. I realize this is controversial, but for the same of argument let's assume the luminous mind=bhavanga.
My question is: what conditions it? Or is it non-conditional? (and hence outside the process and not subject to anicca?)
When the Buddha speaks of "mind" being luminous (but tainted by incoming defilements), is he using the term manas
? Is this part of vinnana? if not, what is it?