The Buddha from Dolpo: A Study of the Life and Thought of the Tibetan Master Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen

By Cyrus Stearns

Cyrus Stearns describes either Dolpopa's lifestyles and his principles. previous Tibetan precedents for the Zhentong view are mentioned, in addition to Dolpopa's personal designated use of language and the key affects at the improvement of his debatable theories.

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If that's claimed, the absurd outcome will be that all sufferings and their origins could even be absolute nirvāṇa. If that too is said, they'd be taintless. they might even be natural, self, nice bliss, and everlasting. the entire absolute features, reminiscent of the powers as various because the sands of the Ganges River, could even be entire. these [sufferings and their origins] often is the final acquisitions. they'd be the final word protectors of dwelling beings. they'd be the final word, omniscient primordial knowledge. they might even be the imperishable vajrakāya. they'd even be the vajra deities, mantras, and tantras. they might be the 5 immutable nice emptinesses, the six immutable empty drops, and so on, and all of the evidently primordial phenomena equivalent to the last word evaṃ of the profound precise mode of truth, the final word ahaṃ , the final word haṃkṣa , the vajra lotus, Vajrasattva, vajra bhaga , vajra summit, vajra area, the tetrahedron drop, and the vajra vowels resembling a and consonant-syllables corresponding to ka . it might be completely wrong to reject them with the antidote. the reality of the trail might additionally really be meaningless. The attainment of Buddha will be completely most unlikely. Dharma and Saṅgha could even be very unlikely. [606] This [view] additionally has limitless different faults and flaws. the wonderful Kṛtayuga scriptures and reasoning refute these undesirable perspectives. if you happen to declare that no matter what is obvious is relative saṃsāra and no matter what is empty is absolute nirvāṇa, it truly is taught that, “Infinite faults and flaws613 will occur. ” The which means of the phrases is definitely understood. If the 2 truths, and saṃsāra and nirvāṇa, are exact in essence, . . . The sugata essence and the incidental stains could even have to be indivisible and exact, but when they have been exact, that might contradict being components from which it's possible or to not separate. 614 therefore, whilst the incidental stains are destroyed by way of the reality of the trail, the sugata essence could even have to be destroyed, yet that's most unlikely. for that reason: . . . research no matter if it really is possible or no longer to split from the sugata essence and the incidental stains! because it is possible to ruin the incidental stains, is it additionally possible to spoil the sugata essence? because the incidental stains are conditioned, is the sugata essence additionally conditioned? because the incidental stains are relative, is the sugata essence additionally relative? because the incidental stains are the imagined nature, is the sugata essence additionally the imagined nature? because the incidental stains are the interior and outer, is the sugata essence additionally internal and outer? because the sugata essence is absolute, are the incidental stains additionally absolute? because the sugata essence is everlasting, are the incidental stains additionally everlasting? because the sugata essence is the totally demonstrated nature, are the incidental stains additionally the totally verified nature? because the sugata essence is Buddha, are the incidental stains additionally Buddha? because the sugata essence is self-arisen, are the incidental stains additionally self-arisen?

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