- As I said to you previously 'mental judgements' are concepts which you conveniently ignore above, hence I see no genuine intent here.
I didn't ignore, there's just no meaning to it. Mental judgements, concepts, whatever. They are in semde and mengagde.
- As all high school students know: Human literary communication and semantic/cognitive thought expressed in words is concepts. This also applies to the words/texts of 3 series.
Insults don't work on me, only money.
- Semde takes the conceptual mind as the main material to work with as opposed to space in longde or 'right off the bat' DI in mengagde (as Jigmed Lingpa states in that quote you also did not read properly like else here)
Oh I read it properly, but I thought Dzogchen in general starts with DI, but apparently not? If that's not a general thing then I can see what you're saying. Perhaps Norbu Rinpoche is teaching more from a mengagde POV even when teaching Longde and Semde.
So it exclusively focuses on the conceptual mind as target of shaping 'by' conceptual mind. Example: like government of the people by the people as opposed to government of the people by a benevolent dictator. In semde the mind is used as both the method and the material.
I'm sorry but I don't understand at all what you mean here.
- Rinpoche says he found after years of initial teachings that he realized he was being mistaken about a large number of his western students. He says he believed them when they said that they were realizing the state. But then he found out after some time they were just parroting phrases of realization. He thought about this problem for some time and realized many westerners are obsessed by concepts and it is not easy to for them to go beyond concepts. As we see here.
He says this gradual approach of working with conceptual mind (which you deny as characteristic of semde)
Didn't deny, just don't think that one doesn't work at all with the mind in mengagde.