'abodes or supports of consciousness'. The texts describe 7 such abodes (e.g. A.VII.41):

About the 3 last-named spheres, s. jhāna (5-7). Cf. sattāvāsa.

In D.33 there are mentioned 4 viññāna-tthiti, apparently in the sense of 'bases' of consciousness, namely: corporeality, feeling, perception, mental formations, which in S. XXII, 53 are further explained.

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