If you could introduce me to this Prajnaparamita without recourse to Buddhism, I would be much happier about your position. As it is, it still looks and sounds like Buddhism!
Of course, as I said, I used the Buddhist term because we are both familiar with that tradition. Using that word is Buddhism. But call it what you want, that word will never take its place, nor will any teaching on it.
That's why in Chan schools for example, they use wordless techniques
to point to the wordless.
Still my only point is that realization is not dependent upon Buddhism, or any religion for that matter. Because all practices are impermanent, as is anything produced from them.
So, Pema says it has to be pointed out to you. Strange that. It's as clear as the nose on the front of your face and you think there is no chance that someone could realize it without having it pointed out to them?
As long as you distance yourself from Buddhahood, setting up an imaginary gap to somehow cross with practice, you will never succeed. It will always always seem like something to come in the distant future. Not this life. Not this life. Keep going around and around with no hope for escape.
So it is said;"The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent, everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart."
It really isn't as difficult as we think it. Just return before distinctions arise. Anyone can realize that. It's not difficult. It's not in the distant future. It's always right now.
What's the big deal? Why do you need Buddhism to understand?
And now it seems like you're claiming that there are Buddhas out there who are non-Buddhist.
How amazing! Can you give us any names? This is the first time I have ever heard of a non-Buddhist Buddha. Can you give us just one name please.
Siddhartha Gautama, for one. He would be the most well-known of our time.