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[[Base-knowledge]] (Skt. ''[[vastujñāna]]''; [[Wyl.]] ''[[gzhi shes]]'') is the third of the [[eight topics]] of the ''[[Abhisamayalankara]]'':
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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.
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.