haha wrote: ↑Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:15 pm
Malcolm wrote: ↑Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:01 pm
haha wrote: ↑Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:05 am
If someone (for a yogi) has learned to enter into the trance state and does not have knowledge, he or she is more likely to enter into the alaya. For common people experience, it is the dreamless sleep. Nirvikalpa samadhi is also included in it.
You didn’t answer the question.
It can be distinguish by wisdom (pranja) or knowledge (jnana).
Not by an ordinary sentient being, only by a buddha. Why? Because the ālayavijñāna is neither an object of cognition nor a cognizing consciousness.
Ālaya is actually just a name for ignorance, in the system of Dzogchen. And this is made extremely clear in all the commentaries that bear on the issue.
But perhaps what you mean to refer to is the ālaya, aka the nature of the mind, which is the inseparable clarity and emptiness taught in the Kagyu and Sakyapa schools. If this is the case, while clarity of course can be recognized, this is not the ālaya being spoken of in Dzogchen teachings, which is the subject of this discussion.
In this case, the ālaya and the dharmakāya can only be differentiated or distinguished by a person who attains complete and total buddhahood in this life, at the time they attain complete and total buddhahood. This is discussed somewhat extensively by Vimalamitra in his commentary on the Blazing Lamp Tantra.