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Lhug-Pa wrote:Excellent rest of the quote Heart.
Jax wrote:Try to "recognize" Rinpoche's intent and meaning.. If you do, that's transmission of the best kind.
Jax wrote:Wow! Thank you Namdrol! I never considered myself an intellectual, but coming from you that has weight.
Then you too can teach others from insight not just dry, literal parroting of others teachings.
But you got stuck there because you try to translate Rigpa from the nuance of Sanskrit "vidya".
Sanskrit had no word for Rigpa.
Jax wrote:Your translation is being influenced by the conceptualized vidya as used in all sorts of (gelugpa) translations.
Jax wrote:They are not close to "rigpa", however they are close to "knowledge", a very poor choice. No translators of significance consider Rigpa to be translated as "knowledge".
Jax wrote:Jean Luc, who I know well, would agree with "knowledge" for Rigpa. As they both think rigpa is some kind of knowledge. Jean Luc is not a realized teacher, he's an emotional basket case. Malcolm is ok, but understands Dzogchen only intellectually. But I like him alot.
Dronma wrote:I really admire all of you here, who are still dedicating your time and energy for reading and replying to Jax.
I hope that you are doing that with the intention exclusively to protect new people from such intellectual, meta-spiritual traps.
Because Jax is not going to change, and you know it.....
For reasoning of what I am saying, please see here:
I wonder if purposeful deception is part of the Mahamudra/Dzogchen teachings?Lhug-Pa wrote:Excellent rest of the quote Heart.
Jax wrote:Jean Luc, who I know well, would agree with "knowledge" for Rigpa. As they both think rigpa is some kind of knowledge.