Hi there,I like very much this topik And I have some questions about intention from the biddhist perspective.
I am also not native english speaker.
So,is intention a wish?Or may be not the wish it self but the motivation behind it?Can this alter the relative world we live in?
How this can be interpreted from a budhist pespective:
Lets say that I had doubt that I am suitable for practicing in a specific tradition. So , what I did is that I expressed verbally the wish (and this was supported by doing the Vajra guru mantra), that I want to have a sign in my dream and if this tradition is open for me as a student and if it is suitable to practice there and under the guidance of the Guru there,or not.So same night I had this sign in my dream.
Is it how the intention is working?
So,is it common in a budhist practice to use once wish with the motivation to change reality?I mean,If I say this prayer:
May I have the right circumstances and right teachers around me,
so I can progress one the path for my sake and then for the benefit of all.
I take this prayer as a magical formula containing my intention witch is going to change the reality.I have same understanding about mantra as well.Am I totally delusional here?
So how it is from the Dzogchen perspective as well,I mean same questions and touts I had expressed?
thank you all and best wishes