"No Thought" in Pao-T'ang Ch'an and early Atiyoga

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"No Thought" in Pao-T'ang Ch'an and early Atiyoga

Postby Tiger » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:58 pm

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Re: "No Thought" in Pao-T'ang Ch'an and early Atiyoga

Postby Andrew108 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:45 pm


Why do you think it's a nice paper?
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Re: "No Thought" in Pao-T'ang Ch'an and early Atiyoga

Postby Tiger » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:54 pm

Andrew108 wrote:

Why do you think it's a nice paper?


For the historical analysis.
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Re: "No Thought" in Pao-T'ang Ch'an and early Atiyoga

Postby Andrew108 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:07 pm

What historical analysis? I read the paper and didn't find any parallels between Ati and Ch'an. In fact I thought that his analysis of 'no thought' in Ati was incomplete and misjudged. But what can you expect from an Academic who wrote this paper back in 1985. I also found it strange that he didn't quote from Dzogchen tantras.
In fact if you are sincerely interested in the Ati view and how it might be the same or different to Ch'an, then you have to read the original Ati/Dzogchen tantras.
I'm all in favor of informed debate but I'm not sure how much trust I put in academic papers like the one you linked to.
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Re: "No Thought" in Pao-T'ang Ch'an and early Atiyoga

Postby Malcolm » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:08 pm

Tiger wrote:
Andrew108 wrote:

Why do you think it's a nice paper?


For the historical analysis.



This article is quite outdated. This is a much more recent, more informed, and a more nuanced presentation of the interaction of Chan and Atiyoga in Tibet:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/49744856/Ligh ... -Mig-Sgron
http://www.bhaisajya.net
http://atikosha.org
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Re: "No Thought" in Pao-T'ang Ch'an and early Atiyoga

Postby Tiger » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:33 pm

Thank you.
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