Andrew108 wrote: Malcolm wrote:
What is left here is my conviction that Dzogchen will leave behind its traditional trappings and spread to all human beings on this planet. If you consider this utopian, fine. I consider this inevitable.
This is scary. As Dzogchen isn't really open for criticism I hope that it doesn't become another form of control.
A form of control is something which is imposed. How can Dzogchen be imposed? A state of awareness which cannot be achieved by striving .... We are talking about letting go and relaxing, about letting things be and not about some kind of global power-structure which seeks to manilulate and to control. It is a lovely image, though it jars me slightly as a South African to see a globe showing on North America. I'm used to images of the globe showing at least a bit of Africa and other continents as well. What is needed is a holographic 3D rainbow sphere. Is a drop or a sphere also a thigle?
Dukkham eva hi, na koci dukkhito,
kaarako na, kiriyaa va vijjati,
atthi nibbuti, na nibbuto pumaa,
maggam atthi, gamako na vijjati
Suffering there certainly is, but no sufferer,
no doer, though certainly the deed is found.
peace is achieved, but no-one's appeased,
the way is walked, but no walker's to be found.
- Visuddhimagga XVI, 90