Autora: Carmen Dragonetti
The Yogācāra system is composed of a great number of theories. In order to establish the way it was formed, it would be necessary to study when, where and how each one of these theories originated, and also to study when, where and how these diverse theories where assembled giving rise to a new structure of philosophical thought. (The same thing would have to be done mutatis mutandis in regard to the origin of the Mahāyāna). The creation of the Yogācāra theories (as of those of the Mahāyāna) has been a dynamic process, covering a long period of time, and in which many factors have participated.
Dragonetti, C. (2000), “Marginal Note on the Idealistic Conception of citta- mātra”, Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, 23 (2): 165- 175.