Dronma wrote:The key-point is intention and synchronicity. What is so difficult in understanding this?
Because I have not received a convincing answer in regards to what defines the duration of "intention" yet AND this concept of synchronicity with something that is not based in time and space just doesn't sit right for me.
The state of Dzogchen is beyond all limitations, but we are not in that state.
Everything said in the Kungyed Gyalpo disagrees fundamentally with your statement.
It is whole point of meditation.
'cept, of course, that the natural state is not beyond (seperate to) mind and cannot be "gained" through "method".
Vajra brother Greg, your example really seems to be analogous to the situation of transmission, but it's not exactly. Why? Because a road is a tangible, physical thing that persists long after your intention to build it dissolves back into emptiness and completely different thoughts have taken that intention's place.
A dvd of a transmission is (apparently) a tangible physical thing. At the same time Dzogchen (and Buddhist) theory will say there is no "thing" and it is not "tangible" anyway.
Transmission, on the other hand, is intangible and consists of the fleeting coordination of master and student.
Back to square one: if it is intagible then it is not limited by time and space and thus... Anyway, where else does transmission occur if not in the mind? Is the mind bound by time and space? If not, (which it quite obviously is not), then that seems to render the medium of transmission irrelevant.
Why? Well, he often says "who knows, maybe you are out there somewhere and attempting to be in the same state with me but maybe I am over here on the toilet, so transmission does not happen"
The nature of mind is present under all circumstances. Even on the toilet. The nature of mind is the toilet, the crap coming out of your rectum, the water splashing onto your butt, etc... (sorry for the scatlogical references, but I was responding to the specific point).
The transmission isn't bound by space or time, but we are.
Actually we are not, we may think we are but...
As for the sambhogakaya, well, it is actually much, much closer than you think!