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This a stock definition of viññana and although in P.S. the senses are not yet 'in play' this definition reinforces the dependant nature of viññana.

Vinnana is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Vinnana books and related discussion.

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Sanna and its implications
Sanna, vinnana, panna are examples of words end There three words are sanna , vinnana , and panna. Vinnana is like the knowledge of an ordinary adult.
Chanting Book
Vińńāṇa (Consciousness) A study of the 5th aggregate
1 In October 2006, when I googled “consciousness, Buddhism,” I made 5750000 hits, and “vinnana” itself,. 16800 hits!
The Buddhist Concept of Mind
A. Hubig - Vinnana
A. Hubig. Viììâna – Bewusstsein und „(programmierte) Wohlerfahrungssuche“.

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Uprooting the poisonous tree of the coup d'etat
Uprooting the poisonous tree of the coup d'etat
This finds its answer in the emergence of a new construct (sankhara) - for example, the previous coup's Council for National Security - with its own consciousness (vinnana) to grant itself amnesty.

Suggested Web Resources

Vijñāna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
English: consciousness, mind, life force, discernment. Pali: viññāṇa. Sanskrit: vijñāna.
Viññana Sutta: Consciousness
How to cite this document (one suggested style): "Viññana Sutta: Consciousness" (SN 25.3), translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Buddhist Teachings - Dependent Origination
Buddhist Bugs: Vinnana - Consciousness
Jan 24, 2010 Vinnana - Consciousness. Sukihotu. For centuries, we have been asking where do we come from.
Vinnana - The Cycle Ceases - Rebirth
Mar 25, 2009 The eyes exist, but since there is no vinnana (consciousness) there is no sight.

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