alpha wrote:The way i understand it is that this has to be seen in the context of our own mind.
Dharmakaya is the base of the entire manifestation and it pervades everything without obstacles.
Whatever manifestation appears is indistinguishable from the space of mind in which it appears and is of the same essence with the space of the mind.
The phenomenal manifestations can be considered an ornament of that space and the fact that they appear at all is the result of an unceasing, continuous potential energy of that space.
Freedom arises from the recognition of this display as own display.
Ok, so there is no Dharmakaya outside of the mind?
But, what about "Form is emptiness, emptiness is form"? Doesn't 'emptiness is form' mean that there is no emptiness aside from the emptiness of forms (and the other four aggregates)? Am I understanding that the Dharmakaya is some emptiness separate from phenomena? Is the Dharmakaya impermanent and empty?
I somehow regret my answer to your question.
Not because you don't understand but because my answer is just words and nothing more.They can't help you directly see the reality of your condition beyond these intellectual trappings.
Because you have to rely on direct instruction and transmission from a teacher who can transmit this knowledge to you.
You may have had this instruction or not.
I have no way of knowing but the main trap we are continually falling into is that we believe that we can think our way beyond mind.
My constant challenge is to totally trust my teacher and constantly rely on that single piece of advice he gave me and not to give in the extraneous preoccupations with the dry intelectual infrastructure.
It is simple , very simple because it is only one thing of concern.
And this simplicity is the main challenge .
Constantly reducing and destroying the complexity of my mind.
But there is hope that at some point this complexity will be integrated and that will be seen as the play of unceasing potentiality of my own condition.
Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche explains this very eloquently by saying that if we dont understand that whatever manifests, be it samsara or nirvana, is the energy manifestation of our own human vision ,even if we declare that we have discovered our own condition or nature ,we have to understand that this does not correspond to the real meaning because the knowledge of our own condition means that we have UNDERSTANDING and CERTAINTY that samsara and nirvana are the nature of primordial purity(Dharmakaya)