SSJ3Gogeta wrote:Anyway, believe what you want but realizing the nature of the mind is NOT the same thing as first bhumi, omniscient Buddhahood or even realizing emptiness.
This is true of every Buddhist system.
Typically, I don't take 'belief' and 'want' as the basis for much of anything.
So, you are criticizing #5, the conclusion, on the basis of... again, that it is not the 'standard' way of describing 'realization'? Bhumis and hoods aside, can one say that one has realized the nature of mind if one does not realize [an experiential understanding of] emptiness, or vice-versa?