Terminology: Complete

Tern amidst clouds, symbolizing Dzogchen

I use the word “complete” to describe stances that allow nebulosity and pattern.

These stances are “complete” in that they don’t deny the existence of any dimension of meaningness.

The term “complete” is not ideal. An earlier version of this book used “non-dual”; but that word is taken to mean something else.

I chose “complete” partly because it echoes the Tibetan word Dzogchen. Dzogchen is the branch of Buddhism that most influenced this book. “Dzogchen” means “utterly complete.”


This page is in the section Appendix: Terminological choices,
      which is in Appendices.

The next page in this section is Terminology: Emptiness and form, nebulosity and pattern.

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