SuryaMitra wrote:Hi, sorry for adding a bit out of topic question, but is standard transmission and direct introduction given by ChNN enough to practice Dream Yoga as described in "Dream Yoga And Practice Of Natural Light" or shell I request special lung or transmission for that practice ?
Excellent posts all. - This question is actually difficult to answer and requires a bit of context, especially in light of the fact that we are in the thread of "Direct introduction and purification of the 6 lokas."viewtopic.php?f=77&t=15343&p=211489&hilit=dream+yoga#p211489
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You can nose around in this thread for various thoughts about dream yoga.
To answer your question, all practices, whether dream yoga, Direct Introduction or purification of the Six Lokas, go better with "special lung and transmission."
That said, Dr. Michael Katz, the DC accredited Dream Yoga tacher, gives dream yoga classes to people who have not received dream yoga, or any other transmission.
My 2 cents - you can try the practice after just reading the book, but if you don't get the result you want then seek further instruction.
That said, some people say that somewhere in the universe there is always a Master giving transmission. If you can "tune in" to this, perhaps through very strong prayer and devotion, maybe it is the same as ChNNR's World Wide Transmission, or any Master's transmission, for sake of getting into the state of Guru Yoga: everyone accepts the example of the omnicient Longchenpa and Ven. Jigmed Lingpa.
So relating to the OPs question in this thread,
"Hi, Does receiving direct introduction give one the lung for a specific 6 lokas practice?I read that for one to practice purification of the 6 lokas presented in the precious vase,receiving direct introduction is suffice, is that true?"
so if you tune into a universal transmission, and "Get It," is this an adequate "buy in" to be considered as a direct introduction for purposes of doing a practice requiring this, or is the requirement of "showing up" for a world wide transmission, but not "Getting It" sufficient?
So perhaps the key point is to persevere through great effort, trying different techniques and introductions, until you "get it." Or - perhaps if you are following Dzogchen, then you just relax into your natural state without cause or condition.
Or, perhaps all the above, without any consideration of past, present or future.
Hmnnnn - youth wants to know!