conebeckham wrote:Not really Dzogchen questions, but here are some responses:
1. If you have an Idea of individual mind, that is not the state of Dzogchen. If you have the idea of universal, or shared, consciousness, that is not state of Dzogchen.
I think you're taking the words I'm using too literally. I'm sorry that I'm not trained in using the correct words. Maybe my view of how things are is totally different to your own anyway. Really, words can't describe such matters anyway.
conebeckham wrote:2. Crown chakra and anything "shooting" out--one's mind, awareness, or whatnot, is not Dzogchen. It may be Phowa, or it may not.
Thanks for that term. I will check it out. You say "is not Dzogchen" but I think it's possible that a verity of events could happen in a very short period of time but still eventually lead to the absolute. Like I said to another member in this thread; Books are able only able to be written from experience and not the other way around.
conebeckham wrote:3. There are an infinite number of experiences, but they are merely experiences, even if they are Dzogchen. You need a Dzogchen master to evaluate your experiences. No one can do this on the internet.
Actually, I didn't come here to have my experiences evaluated. Sorry. The thing is that I have no idea how common these experiences are. For all I know everyone gets there after 30 mins of meditation. I've never meditated for more than 5 mins, myself. i get the impression that Dzogchen is not common. Certainly I don't need to see Dzogchen master as much as a lay person doesn't need to see a sexual therapist to evaluate their orgasm. Thankfully the great perfection is wonderfully articulated in many texts. I have discovered these texts, 15 yrs after my experience, as well as eastern spiritually in general and as far as I can tell; to experience Oneness which is infinite where the seer is un-conceived and not seperate from One is the central theme of Dzogchen.
conebeckham wrote:4. The only "danger" is in deluding oneself, if one tries to provoke such experiences as you claim, without a qualified teacher. Ego can get bigger, while thinking it has transcended.....
My ego is not a problem. I don't concern myself with such matters. If my ego is strong then good > may I be a strong person to help others. Thanks.