Aemilius wrote:I agree, in Dharmadhatu there is no difference between Dalai Lama or any bum or beggar on the street.
Dear Aemilius, all and All,
Which is why Lord Buddha, as mentioned in the famous Dzogchen texts of the Jataka tales, in previous lives, could sacrifice himself for the good of others, because from his point of view, he was offering himself to himself, or perhaps even beyond this, maybe there was not ever a question of self and other, only the natural flow / display of beyond this or that, BODHI
I say Dzogchen text because, as an evolving follower of Dzogchen, it is my understanding that the key point (my key practice 24/7) is to be in integration with whatever arises in my continuum. So if I am considering a Jataka tale or attending to any
view, in instant presence, then from the view of instant presence, whatever I am integrating with, is integrated in the Dzogchen view, whether that "integrated with" view is eternalist, nihiist, both, neither, Theravada, Mahayana, Tantrayana or Dzogchen. From the point of view of instant presence, all phenomena / views are the same. So, from the Dzogchen view I do not have the capacity to say /claim that one Buddhist, or Buddhist view, is higher / more equal, or lower / less equal, than another. It is a non-arising issue, if /as it arises.
In the 6 Vajra Verses of Dzogchen the "all good" relates to this thread, but you don't say it, it just is.http://www.keithdowman.net/dzogchen/cuckoos_song.htm