dakini_boi wrote:Are innate ignorance and imputing ignorance also sometimes translated as "cognitive obscurations" and "obscuration of afflicted emotions"?
The problem as I see it is reification of appearances. The moment an appearance is reified, ie made into an object, into "something",' it becomes afflictive. If that process does not happen, then the appearance is allowed to self-liberate and there is not a "thing" which is obscuring. Lhun drub is not obscured any way. This only requires a slight shift in perception but that slight shift is contrary to our usual way of perceiving. Buddha's teaching is about the mistakes of perception that humans make.
It's a simple shift but not one that is easy to make.
I am well aware of my idiocy. I am also very aware that you too are an idiot. Therein lies our mutuality.