Thought I had been in the guru yoga thread. My mistake seems to have been thinking that the practice of "Tummo" was more common with Buddhists. Common words seem to be challenging.Malcolm wrote:Then be more precise.Jeff wrote:
Agreed. But, those are really not examples of what I meant by a "guru connection".
As to more precise... It is easier to describe in energetic terms, but...
In a true guru connection, a guru extends their presence/awareness/consciousness/light to the "space" of the person being connected. It is non-dual (they do not go anywhere astrally) and they effectively "overlay". In this "shared space", they can transmit feelings, physical sensations, energy and knowledge. The clarity of the "transmission" is dependent on the clarity of the receipiant.
From the receipiant perspective (if they are mature enough to notice), it can feel like they are in a bubble of the guru. This buble can be felt at a cellular level. All "thought" effectively stops and often it feels like their head is in a ball of light. Sometimes it can seem like they see (or are aware of) their guru. Often, if they have the ability, they notice heat or vibrations in the body.
What happens in a Dzogchen master's transmission?