Serenity509 wrote: Namdrol wrote:
Are you willing to recognize that your views may not be universally shared within Buddhism?
What I described to you above is a normative definition shared by all schools of Buddhism grounded in Mahāyāna sutra.
The idea that there is no higher self or all pervading spiritual reality that can be personally experienced isn't universally shared in Buddhism.
All Mahāyāna schools maintain that dharmakāya can only seen or experienced by Buddhas. So, if you are a Buddha, you can personally experience dharmakāya. Otherwise, you can only experience nirmanakāya or sambhogakāya.
Some schools give the name "experience of dharmakāya" to an experience of emptiness, but they do not mean the actual resultant dharmakāya, since that latter experience is an experience of total unceasing omniscience that is beyond limitation. That is the experience of buddhas alone.