florin wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:13 pm
First, is there such a thing and second if there is why is that whenever we ask for advice on our mundane worldly situation or on certain health issues we are advised, almost always, that we do the second best thing, tantric practice that is ?
My question points towards something specific not just the capacity for integration with worldly circumstances.
For example, if we have an ilness can we just by resting in our nature rebalance and regenrate our bodies back to the way they were, without the need to do complicated and lenghty specific tantric practices ?
My question stems from hearing a lot that the primordial state is the highest thing there is and how it has the potential for all the qualities to arise.
Dzogchen and Mahamudra are the highest yanas, yes. Kuntuzangpo / Samantabhadra means always ever-been good. It is and ever has been there. Question is how to awaken to it.
My teacher uses Guru Yoga as a useful means to get acquainted with the primordial state. For further info please see "Being Guru Rinpoche
" that explains quite well about why and how it is used.
But it is not a must. He encourages to see for ourselves. we all are adults and should see what works best for us. For one it is this deity, for another the whole universe of deities, herukas and dakinis, for the other the preliminaries, yet for another directly the blank dzogchen.
From a Mahamudra Teaching from Khamtrul Rinpoche I learnt that after completion of the first two yogas side effects of the practise are wellbeing, clarity (meaning clairvoyance), and non-thought.
Further side effects of the completion of the four yogas are that there is no more limitation to the experience towards the elements (fire, water, rock, etc) and that inner and outer realization mend.
These four yoga being
(1) Analysing the basis of shamata: the One-pointed Yoga Meditation
(2) Analyzing the basis of stillness and movement and identifying it through vipasyana: the yoga without elaboration
(3) The yoga of one taste: equal taste of all phenomena as the inseparability of mind and appearances
(4) The yoga of nonmeditation: the certainty that all phenomena are the natural, innate dharmakaya
For further reading please see "Mahamudra and related Instructions: Core Teaching of the Kagyu Schools
" Text from Drukchen Pema Karpo
Hope that helped, W
Ho! All the possible appearances and existences of samsara and nirvana have the same source, yet two paths and two results arise as the magical display of awareness and unawareness.
HO NANG SRI KHOR DAE THAMCHE KUN ZHI CHIG LAM NYI DRAE BU NYI RIG DANG MA RIG CHOM THRUL TE