Clarence wrote:How come these people don't get what they are looking for? Are they all practicing wrong? You yourself said it is so subtle that it is hard to understand.
People do not understand what a "result" is. If they are happier, more mindful and more relaxed, what other result do they want?
Hmm while I kind of see your point, I'm not sure about it since "happier, more mindful and more relaxed" could occur from any path, even non-Buddhist ones...
What could be cooler than that? Everything else is just bells and whistles.
I'm afraid our minds really like those bells and whistles.
Nonsense, ChNN likes advertising very much. I remember when I was president of Gakyil at Tsegyalgar, I said we must advertise transmission days. People said, oh no, ChNN wont' like that. So I wrote him, and he loved the idea. After that, membership in DC exploded.
Haha yes, he likes advertising in the sense of giving out information but he said he doesn't like "publicity". Perhaps there's a thin line between them. Magnus's thought crossed my mind too, but then I thought it's better to have one thread and everything in it instead of multiple ones.
During the April 29th webcast Rinpoche explained this principle quite clearly.
Was that the webcast about essence, nature and energy from sgra thal 'gyur? I didn't participate but have been thinking of listening to the replay.