Fa Dao wrote:Heres a thought from a "newbie"...perhaps there just does not exist one single word in the English language that can adequately describe Rigpa? Perhaps translators need to find a combination or hyphenated word to get the idea across? or maybe even a short sentence? I have a short acronym I made up:
G gnosis of
I am probably way off base but it seems to work for me...LOL
It seems that Gnosis, in its most elevated meaning (i.e the meaning referred to within Occult traditions, as opposed to the common meaning), encompasses Yeshe (Jnana), Rigpa (Vidya), and Sherab (Prajna); so Gnosis may not necessarily be the best translation of Rigpa, although it works if understood in context.
Also, related to Vidya and Avidya, and Paravidya and Aparavidya:
) (interestingly, Mahavidya is the name of the Ten Tantric Shakti Deities: Kali, Tara (Neel Saraswati), Lalita-Tripurasundari (Shodashi, Parvati), Bhuvaneshvari, Bhairavi, Chhinnamasta (Chinnamunda), Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi (Saraswati), and Kamala (Lakshmi)).
Has anyone here studied any of the Dravidian Tantric traditions?
I was going to post questions about rTsa, rTsal, and the Fruition of Trekchö
here, however I'll start a new thread.