• Consciousness will always be present, though a particular
    consciousness may cease. For example, the particular tactile
    consciousness that is present within this human body will cease when
    the body comes to an end. Likewise, consciousnesses that are
    influenced by ignorance, by anger or by attachment, these too will
    cease. But the basic, ultimate, innermost subtle consciousness will
    always remain. It has no beginning, and it will have not end.