Malcolm wrote:viniketa wrote:Malcolm wrote:Buddha was a Vedic Indian.
We often see it written that Guatama Buddha 'rejected the Vedas' or 'rejected the authority of the Vedas', while it is my understanding that he rejected the authority of certain groups of Brahmin priests. See Stephen Knapp: http://www.stephen-knapp.com/buddhism_a ... ctions.htm
He rejected the idea that the Vedas were shruti, uncreated and eternal. Of course, such ideas are key in Dzogchen where we find the Dzogchen tantras are uncreated and eternal in the same sense the Vedas were held to be.
could you please elaborate on this notion that Dzogchen tantras are considered uncreated and eternal? This sounds fascinating. Why are they considered as such?
If this is the case, then Dzogchen seems to be much closer to Sanatana Dharma than to other vehicles of Buddhadharma, since Vedas are merely being substituted with Dzogchen Tantras.
As stated Buddha did not believe in the apaurusheyatva of the Vedas. Would he do so in the case of Dzogchen Tantras and if so why? What would make the Dzogchen tantras uncreated and eternal, while the same is being denied to the Vedas?
Thank you in advance for the answers.