so recently i asked about the concept used by one Lobsang Rampa,"overself"Malcolm wrote:
Buddhas only see other buddhas. They do not perceive sentient beings at all, just buddhas. In other words, when a buddha looks at any being we would call sentient, all they see is a buddha.
in the movie Little buddha a search for a reincarnated Rinpoche revealed he had now incarnated into 3 bodies, two boys and a girl.
According to Rampa we all have an overself and some of us have a few bodies guided by this overself.
Malcolm basically has no interest in this overself buisness and actually thought i was joking when asked.
it's back in my head again, but this time......forget the word overself...it's a word used back when no one generally in the west was really into Buddhism..A book published 1956...so maybe it was just being used to describe Sambhogakaya body.
if we are all are Buddhas as seen by a Buddha , do we now have the Three Kayas...even if it is unrealized ...some sort of dormancy. maybe wrong word but hopefully you get where i am going here.
So maybe we do have an overself... But the word could be deemed to mean our Sambhogakaya body. I don't know but is it possible if we are Buddhas our Sambhogakaya body could be guiding us.
guiding us....using the Dharma kaya body to aid in Samsara to put things in our path ...thoughts, and such...maybe a new teacher...maybe finding a site online from which to learn from...We are not Nirmana kaya obvioulsy but if Buddhas see only Buddhas what are they seeing in this Samsaric realm.
but it does depend on we already being Buddhas...
and please don't judge the use of Rampa..google him..and one will find charlatan all over the place...but he was instrumental in hundreds of thousands people seeking Buddhism after reading him back in the 50's and 60's and really the 70's when he was most popular. His books contained vast amounts of Buddhist terms and concepts used in Tibet.
words used can be used to describe things to the ignorant but years later sound childish.