Talk:Semde

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Things I'd like to cover or see covered in this article:

  • particular texts belonging to this division, the most famous being the Kunjed Gyalpo (all-creating king) -- and mention of how this text in particular is often (in my opinion erroneously) taken to be evidence of 'monotheism' in Buddhism
  • the place of sems de in the historical development of Dzogchen

and also, a way to tie this (highly specialized) topic into the larger thread of Buddhist information in WP... making it more accessible, relevant, w/o watering it down too much Hmackiernan 06:28, 22 February 2006 (UTC)


Semde, Longde, Menngagde as Schools[edit]

A sentence has been introduced in the header of all three Dzogchen section entries stating that they were schools, and attributing this to Penor Rinpoche. I really disagree with this label. They are not schools. And I wonder whether the text attributed to Penor Rinpoche on the linked page (belonging to a travel agency!), used to justify this statement, has been authorised by him in this translation. Can we please get rid of this unnecessary and misleading attribute? The Menngagde page repeats the wrong translation of sNying thig as heart's drop (instead of heart or innermost essence). Menmo 20:29, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

When is a skool NOT a skool? When it is a cycle. Change it, just ensure that it is duly noted that you have interpreted the translation of the rather unorthodox site (i am aware of the reservations of the term Skool in this context...but Skool has many meanings)...remember Truth is Everywhere as it is Nowhere. BTW, ur tone in caution was patronising...which is SO unsexy.
Urs in the Everywhen
Aum~Ah~Hung
And so it is completed in Beauty
Namaste in Agape
Walking my talk in Beauty

B9 hummingbird hovering (talkcontribs) 00:05, 22 February 2007 (UTC)