Awareness is an unchanging metaphysical essence for him - truly existing (even though formless, etc, but truly existing and manifesting as everything).gad rgyangs wrote:so why are ppl accusing Jax of being a crypto-vedantin? i'm sure he would agree with the above.
PS whats with the chat logs? am i missing something?
Rigpa is as Namdrol pointed out, unreal, insubstantial, empty.
edit: Anatta deconstructs 'Awareness' into the six constituents or six consciousness. In seeing only the seen, in hearing only the heard, (but no agent, hearer, etc) just the six senses which dependently originates but not subsuming everything to be a monistic substratum or 'The One Awareness' which is Brahman, hence even though anatta is non-dual without subject-object duality, it is not the same as collapsing dualities into a base of Oneness in the case of One Mind. (This, the Zen Priest Alex Weith has described very well in his own experience in http://awakeningtoreality.blogspot.com/ ... sutta.html )
So when we realize anatta, it is like realizing 'there is no The Weather except as a convention for the everchanging phenomenality of clouds forming and parting, rain falling, wind blowing, etc, but no real entity called Weather can be established as truly existing', or 'there is no windness behind the everchanging activities of blowing', 'there is no river-ness behind the everchanging activities of flowing'. Even to say 'the wind is inseparable from blowing' is wrong because there is truly no 'the wind' to be apart or inseparable from flowing. It is just a convention - no real core or substance existing that can be established, but not denying ephemeral appearances. The same applies to 'Awareness'. Luminous clarity/appearances isn't denied, but the view of 'Self', 'Core', 'Substance' is denied.
So to realize anatta is not the same as the One Mind/One Awareness of Jax. So there is no 'The One Awareness or One Mind manifesting as everything'. This is what is meant by "Mind is no mind--the mind's nature is empty of any entity that is mind. Being empty, it is unceasing and unimpeded, manifesting as everything whatsoever." (3rd Karmapa) and "Non-dual anatta (no-self) is the experience of subject/Object as verb, as action. There is no mind (as one unchanging/all-subsuming/monistic/truly-existing entity), only mental activities" (Thusness).
As Namdrol pointed out,
http://awakeningtoreality.blogspot.com/ ... ndent.html
There is no teaching in Buddhism higher than dependent origination. Whatever originates in dependence is empty. The view of Dzogchen, according to ChNN (Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche) in his rdzogs chen skor dri len is the same as Prasanga Madhyamaka, with one difference only - Madhyamaka view is a result of intellectual analysis, Dzogchen view is not. Philosophically, however, they are the same. The view of Madhyamaka does not go beyond the view of dependent origination, since the Madhyamaka view is dependent origination. He also cites Sakya Pandita "If there were something beyond freedom from extremes, that would be an extreme."
Further, there is no rigpa to speak of that exists separate from the earth, water, fire, air, space and consciousness that make up the universe and sentient beings. Rigpa is merely a different way of talking about these six things. In their pure state (their actual state) we talk about the radiance of the five wisdoms of rig pa. In their impure state we talk about how the five elements arise from consciousness. One coin, two sides. And it is completely empty from beginning to end, and top to bottom, free from all extremes and not established in anyway... (etc)