Samantabhadra, Samantabhadri, and the Basis

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Samantabhadra, Samantabhadri, and the Basis

Post by ⊙ Fimbul ⊙ » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:16 am

I just had a quick question about the attributions of Samantabhadra and Samantabhadri to the basis. I was curious if they each represent the basis as a whole or if they represent the 'empty' and 'clear' aspects respectively, their union then representing the 'compassion' aspect as the indivisible union of emptiness and clarity?

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Re: Samantabhadra, Samantabhadri, and the Basis

Post by kalden yungdrung » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:22 am

⊙ Fimbul ⊙ wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:16 am
I just had a quick question about the attributions of Samantabhadra and Samantabhadri to the basis. I was curious if they each represent the basis as a whole or if they represent the 'empty' and 'clear' aspects respectively, their union then representing the 'compassion' aspect as the indivisible union of emptiness and clarity?

Thanks
In the base /Nature, is already compassion.
Compassion is the very base of Buddhahood
The best meditation is no meditation

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Re: Samantabhadra, Samantabhadri, and the Basis

Post by Malcolm » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:07 pm

⊙ Fimbul ⊙ wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:16 am
I just had a quick question about the attributions of Samantabhadra and Samantabhadri to the basis. I was curious if they each represent the basis as a whole or if they represent the 'empty' and 'clear' aspects respectively, their union then representing the 'compassion' aspect as the indivisible union of emptiness and clarity?

Thanks
There is one Samantabhadra called Samantabhadra of the basis: but you have to understand there are five Samantabhadras talked about in Dzogchen tantras.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Re: Samantabhadra, Samantabhadri, and the Basis

Post by Pema Rigdzin » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:48 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:07 pm
There is one Samantabhadra called Samantabhadra of the basis: but you have to understand there are five Samantabhadras talked about in Dzogchen tantras.
Could you say more about these five Samantabhadras? This is the first time I’ve ever heard this and I’m curious.

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