padma norbu wrote:I was speaking about gtummo / tummo practice. This book is translations of 2/3 of Vairocana's texts. The third which is not covered in this book is about tummo practice, which is apparently somewhat dangerous to try to learn from a book. This is mentioned at the bottom of page 1 of Adriano's Foreward.
Ah yes, excuse my ignorance, been a while since I've read the book. It just says the text is not available though.
padma norbu wrote:
I don't think so. Just because something is in a public book does not mean it is necessarily safe to do for just anyone on his own.
I don't think Namkhai Norbu would publish a potentially dangerous book without any warning. If there is a warning somewhere, I don't remember it.
Well, first you have a warning to consult with your doctor before doing any of the exercises in the book and that the writers etc. are not responsible for any injuries resulting from doing exercises in the book. And then you have Adriano telling you (in the very foreword the third text is mentioned) that for practice of Yantra it is indispensable to receive the oral instructions from one of the authorized instructors.
In any case it's up to you.
As for Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's book, I think those exercises are much easier than Yantra, but it's been a while since I've read that book too and I don't have it at hand to check. If you're really interested in Yantra I recommend to at least get the video on the 8 movements, they're explained very well. It's the only thing I also learned from an instructor but except a check on my posture, some extra advice and opportunity (all invaluable certainly) to ask questions there was no difference with when I learned from the video. I think there will be also videos on the first and second levels of yantra, with instructions too, but not 100% sure.