conebeckham wrote: There are myriad other transmissions in Mahamudra lineages.....the funny thing is, they are all somewhat similar, but with the right one, at the right time, under the right circumstances, you may have "a different order of experience."
Which is not to take away from your own experience in the slightest, but merely to point out the possibilities.
Funny thing- that which is "pointed out" is beyond causes, conditions, etc., yet circumstances lead to this knowledge, this experience. Tilopa's sandal was not a part of "Institutional Buddhism," was it?
Yes, I agree. I also had completed Ngondro and other practices in Kagyu and Nyingma lineages, then I received Mahamudra. Well, my experience and understanding was mostly intellectual at that time.
Nevertheless, that does not mean that Mahamudra or the Lama who transmitted were not enough.
I am sure, that I was not "enough" at that time...