Prasangika Madhyamaka, yes.Lotus_Bitch wrote:smcj wrote: As you have conceded elsewhere, Dudjom R. (both incarnations) subscribes to the "Great Madhyamaka" view, which is basically a form of monism (universal in the above quotation). I know you disagree, and as a qualified expert that is your right, but there are other qualified experts that do hold that view.
Madhyamaka explains emptiness as the absence of extremes of "one" and "many";
In the traditional "Mind Only" version of Yogacara, yes. Unfortunately modern Karma Kagyu writers have redefined the term to be synonymous with Shentong, which creates much confusion. But as far as "Mind Only" goes, that is correct....alayavijnana, in Yogacara doctrine, is an individual continuum.
This is from Dudjom R.'s commentary on Longchenpa's "The Four Themed Precious Garland"It's highly skeptical Dudjom Rinpoche would've parsed it in this fashion.
Ultimate reality is the mandala of the perfectly pure expanse of voidness. It is like a "magic" mirror. What unimpededly appears on it are all the things (dharmas) of relative reality, your mind included. These things appear naturally on the "magic" mirror, through and to your mind. There is no third reality of a truly existing mind or objects juxtaposed to the ultimate reality of the mirror and the relative reality of the images in it.(underlining mine)
This makes it clear that he is not talking about a "Mind Only" perspective, but that there is an underlining universal strata.
The current Dudjom R. has the exact same quote on his webpage. I don't have the url handy for it right now though.