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Unbounded WholenessBon, Dzogchen, and the Logic of the Nonconceptual$
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Anne Carolyn Klein and Tenzin Wangyal

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195178494

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195178491.001.0001

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Primordial Nondelusion: Artful Endeavor and Spontaneity

Primordial Nondelusion: Artful Endeavor and Spontaneity

Authenticity 66.6–86.3

(p.87) 3 Primordial Nondelusion: Artful Endeavor and Spontaneity
Unbounded Wholeness

Anne Carolyn Klein (Contributor Webpage)

Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Oxford University Press

If Authenticity is understood as a journey from the project of authentication to authenticity, this would reflect on how such authenticity relates to delusion or unawareness. Authentication, it would seem, relieves delusion ('khrul ba). How can delusion even arise in the face of primordial wisdom? Beyond this, if delusion must end for open awareness to begin, then neither it nor authenticity can be primordial. To address these matters, a bird's eye view of the metaphorical and metaphysical “location” of primordial open awareness is considered, followed by a closer look at how delusion arises and functions. This provides yet another vantage point on the matter of Authenticity's deflection of oppositionality. After all, ignorance and wisdom or, in the language of this book, unawareness and open awareness, would seem to provide the most central opposition in all of Buddhist thought. Therefore, to see this dichotomy undermined is to suggest something crucial to the text's view of oppositionality in general.

Keywords:   Authenticity, delusion, open awareness, oppositionality

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