Astus wrote:Then there is no difference between a live broadcast and a recording in terms of visual and auditory impressions. Maybe even mass empowerments are similar as well.Malcolm wrote:Of course, who ever said it was otherwise?
Yes, there is a difference, as I told you.
For example, a master has to create the mandala: there is the master's creation of himself as the mandala, the front created mandala, the mandala in the vase and so on and so forth.
Once the ritual has finished, all these mandalas and so on are dissolved so they do not exist anymore since they are not being maintained by the master's visualization, having been dissolved. I explained all of this already in the other thread on this point.
Not only that, but the recording generally only covers the activities for the disciple. All the activities that the master has to do before conferring the empowerment are not recorded.
Thus the recording is incapable of doing recreating these things since a recording has no mind, no volition and so on.
Really, there is no chance a recorded empowerment can actually confer empowerment, it is just not possible.
You see, this is why when people like yourself, who really have zero understanding of Varjayāna weigh in in such topics, your words are a best ignorant and at worst misleading.