We've got 1 definition »

What does ALAYA stand for? 

What does ALAYA mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: ALAYA.

Filter by: Sort by:PopularityAlphabeticallyCategory

Activating Leadership to Accomplish Your Ambitions

Community » Leadership

Rate it:

What does ALAYA mean?

The Eight Consciousnesses (Skt. aṣṭa vijñānakāyāḥ) is a classification developed in the tradition of the Yogācāra school of Mahayana Buddhism. They enumerate the five sense consciousnesses, supplemented by the mental consciousness (manovijñāna), the defiled mental consciousness (kliṣṭamanovijñāna), and finally the fundamental store-house consciousness (ālāyavijñāna), which is the basis of the other seven. This eighth consciousness is said to store the impressions (vāsanāḥ) of previous experiences, which form the seeds (bīja) of future karma in this life and in the next after rebirth.

see more »

Discuss these ALAYA abbreviations with the community:


    Know what is ALAYA? Got another good explanation for ALAYA? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Still can't find the acronym definition you were looking for? Use our Power Search technology to look for more unique definitions from across the web!


    Use the citation options below to add these abbreviations to your bibliography.


    "ALAYA." Abbreviations.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 25 Apr. 2024. <https://www.abbreviations.com/ALAYA>.

    Browse Abbreviations.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!


    The ultimate acronym test

    A Save And Drive
    B Syndromes And Diseases
    C Syringe Affected and Deteriorated
    D Season Affective Disorder


    Share an image of ALAYA


    Hearing impaired tip:

    Sign language

    How do you say ALAYA in ASL sign language fingerspelling?