"For a modern healthy perspective on dakinis, check out the work of Lama Tsultrim Allione (www.taramandala.org) and the writing of Judith Simmer Brown (Dakini's Warm Breath). I can also reccommend the recently published (2018) "Dakini…"
"Just curious, since so much of socially shareable understanding (at least through a medium like language especially via publication, even e-publication) depends on description of views and the meaning of terms - what are the offered descriptions of…"
"You said: >> The longer we spend with a fixed (or nearly fixed) perspective, the more dependent on it we become, the more we "know".
That was more or less my point too. What we know becomes or is our perspective or our…"
"Hi Again, David.
I agree with what you've said and understand the way you've expressed it. As I said, I was trying to throw out connectors and elements with which we might try to erect some form of mind scaffolding in some way. In that we…"
"Hi David, Christianizing metaphors aside (btw, I actually also like the myth of the trees in the garden, although I likely would interpret them somewhat differently), you didn't quite understand what I meant.What I was trying to say was…"
"IMO, It's the developed formation of conscious, individual, personal (egoic) selfhood that simultaneously results in the sense of separation from what IT IS AWARE IT IS NOT as a consequence.
It isn't that the "oneness intuition"…"
"Hi Again David,
>> I had to spend some time reading and re-reading your post in an attempt to include all the connections presented in it. I do hope I address them adequately.
LOL. No worries. In the interest of attempting building…"
Well said and I agree.
In a very interesting way, the whole world is a kind of description, especially what we can name, think and speak to one another about. You could say that we each construct a certain kind of view of reality, of the…"
"in my view, I think the ignorance behind the perception that we are selves, living lives, among other living beings, living other lives is a causative factor for misperception, considered from a human vantage.
The universe as a manifestation of a…"
"OK, but how do you propose that we all feel the "same part" of "the truth?"
Does "the truth" have parts?
Maybe each differently distinquishable thing is a part of the truth.
Likewise, maybe each apparent…"
"“Via Joseph Campbell: My friend Heinrich Zimmer of years ago used to say, "The best things can't be told," because they transcend thought. "The second best are misunderstood," because those are the thoughts that are…"
"I generally agree with you, and no, not that hard to grasp.
I do think that it is about as likely for a conceptualizing mind to "know every perspective or connection" as it is to to know reality "as it really really is." The best…"
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