Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:I think the problem is "of him or herself". The essence is emptiness the nature is luminosity - no him or herself there hence neither any solipsism nor pluralism.
Of course, so simple, I wonder why the philosophical giants of ancient Buddhist India didn't get it like you and debated endlessly as did Tibetan giants.
But seriously, IMO it is good to contemplate on this endless topic.
Dzogchen masters I know say: 1)Buddhist religion essence is Dzogchen 2)Religions are positive by intent/fruit 3)Any method's OK unless: breaking Dzogchen vows, mixed as syncretic (Milanese Soup) 4)Don't join mandalas of opponents of Dalai Lama/Padmasambhava: False Deity inventors by encouraging victims 5)Don't debate Ati with others 6)Don't discuss Ati practices online 7) A master told his old disciple: no one's to discuss his teaching with some others on a former forum nor mention him. Publicity's OK, questions are asked from masters/set teachers in person/email/non-public forums~Best wishes