Perhaps I should have given a better explanation of Manendriya and alaya vingnana.chownah wrote: ↑Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:58 amI don't know what you are talking about....can you explain this in english?justindesilva wrote: ↑Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:12 pmThe question in the post is regarding the sixth sense base. I do feel that then it is here all first 5 sense bases are with our corporeal body and is placed in the ear, nose, tongue, eyes and the tactile( skin). But where the sixth sense base is a matter of argument and is argued to be in the heart named as Hadaya vastu or another argues as this base being in the brain. The sixth organ named manendriya is not located anywhere specifically in the body but somewhere unspecified. The manendriya is believed to be in contact with the 7th vingnana and the eigth vingnana as alaya vingnana. The manendriya is mostly active in dreams and unconscious modes as alaya vingnana is connected with the subconscious mind.chownah wrote: ↑Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:03 amIt seems that one's state of mind is strongly influenced by one's brain chemistry.
It seems that what thoughts arise in the mind is strongly influenced by brain chemistry.
It seems that the contents of dreams strongly correlate to events in the brain.
It seems that the arising of memory of things is strongly associated with certain activity in the brain.
as pancendriya are 5 sense organs the consciousness related with each indriya ( faculty) is based in relation to each faculty. But manendriya is the faculty of mind and the base of mind consciousness ( vingnana) is not specifically mentioned. The alaya vingnana is explained as the store house of past and karma. I have not found alaya vingnana explained in access to insight .