Salomon wrote:Stewart wrote:Saloman,
Be careful, you are coming across as someone who is qualified to offer advice on Trekcho, which I'm sure you are not (I come to this conclusion by reading your various comments on Trekcho)
I mean this with respect, but it is very easy to shift from the role of aspiring practitioner to someone who thinks their limited practice experience has allowed them to dispense advice to others. This can cause obstacles and false expectations for beginners. This is why in Dzogchen and Mahamudra, we rely on the Masters (or those appointed by them). Not people who have read a few books, attended a couple of retreats and attached huge importance to their 'experiences'.
Well, if you look back you will be surprised. It is a matter of hours to me, how much I can change because I practice in every moment all day.
There isn't one moment without practice. So, it's not really a good idea to look back for someone like me, rather refers to what I am saying right now, it is more reliable. I would say this for all real practitioner.
I recognized myself in his practice so I gave the confirmation I would need in such a case. I wouldn't share anything without being almost sure of what I am going to say. So yes, I am careful but at the same time, real practitioners overcome obstacles, depends on people actually, this is a kind of thing you can feel when you speak to someone.
Yeah that's all very well and good....but it still doesn't qualify you to offer advice on Trekcho. Because saying
is just your opinion and/or delusion. Hardly anyone is like this, don't fool yourself into thinking you are one of them....and certainly don't try to convince others into thinking this about you, as best you cause obstacles for yourself and others, at worst you lead them off the true path of Dharma.I practice in every moment all day.
I wouldn't share anything without being almost sure of what I am going to say
Yes, herein lies the problem, how do you know that your are not just sharing your delusion? Who has confirmed to you you have the stability to advise others?
Giving advice/opinion on mundane things is one thing, but telling others 'This is Trekcho' or 'Trekcho is like this or that' is stepping over the line. Be careful.