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In Topic: No creator in Buddhsm?

17 April 2014 - 07:48 PM


Malcolm Smith:

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    This person has confused the Trika non-dual view with Dzogchen.

    The mind that is the all-creating king, as Norbu Rinpoche makes clear, is the mind that does not recognize itself, and so enters into samsara, creating its own experience of samsara.

    All conditioned phenomena are a product of ignorance, according to Dzogchen view, and so therefore, everything is not real. The basis of that ignorance is the basis, which is also not established as real.

    In Dzogchen, everything is unreal, from top to bottom. The basis, in Dzogchen, is described as being "empty not established in any way at all". If the basis is not real, then whatever arises from that basis is not real.

    In Dzoghen, dependent origination begins from the non-recognition of the state of the basis, when this happens, one enters into grasping self and other, and then the chain of dependent origination begins.


In Topic: Thusness and His Path.

14 April 2014 - 05:44 AM

If there's any terms I'm using that you aren't sure what it means feel free to ask I'll clarify

In Topic: Thusness and His Path.

14 April 2014 - 05:14 AM

I have absolutely no idea who Anderson is.


Thusness is not a guru

In Topic: Thusness and His Path.

14 April 2014 - 02:42 AM

Are you referring to full anatta?

As in anatta of subjectivity and objectivity as well ?

As far as i understand anatta of objectivity is a bit more difficult to have insight into and  stabilise .

Yes. When I talk about anatta I generally talk about the subjective side. The insight into the emptiness of subject/agent/etc leads to gapless, non-dual, direct, experience of all display as self-luminosity, but seeing the non-arising and illusoriness of the display that leads to further release comes later and that is the 2nd of twofold emptiness.

But generally by anatta (firstfold), everything is naturally and quite effortlessly experienced as a non-dual luminous display.

In Topic: Thusness and His Path.

14 April 2014 - 02:23 AM

If one discovers their nature one will have discovered the indivisibility of kadag and lhundrup.However at this point we cannot say that one has entered yet  into furthering or advancing in the direction of lhundrup.My understanding is that one can only  start to work with that  if there are  concrete manifestations on the side of luminosity, i.e the self perfected formations or visions.

The question is how can one work and  perfect the clear light of rigpa if there is no base, i.e visions to work with in the first place ?

First of all, I cannot comment on Dzogchen practices.

However, in my experience, after non-dual and anatta, every living experience or display is self-luminous clarity. And it is naturally so... everything is a vivid, alive, self-cognizing display or appearance... there is no need for special visions to experience one's luminosity because in anatta everything is naturally experienced as gapless undivided clarity. It is the result of the realization and actualization of anatta.