Fa Dao wrote:I dont think Astus is trying to bust anybody's chops here. I too am curious as to how this works. Something happened when I watched Rinpoche in that last transmission. I dont fully understand it and cant adequately describe it. I get the whole radio transmission thing...makes sense to me. What I want to know is how does he do that? Is it something that one learns to do or what?
No, you are merely asking. Not telling all the tantric tradition teachings are wrong (as in only one-to-one empowermnts/lungs/DI/PO/jenangs/wangs/etc. are valid not one-to-many) and scale (as in space) should be the same as dimension (time: present vs. past/future) because I have a little theory and I'll take Vajrayana/Dzogchen empowermnts/lungs/DI/etc. but will dismiss their historic systems & masters & samayas and invent my own framework and religion and avoid answering rebuttals and claim to be uniquely right. There is a huge difference that is very basic and easy to see.
As to your question on the mechanics of how a master creates his state for transmitting DI and how it works, you need to experience first being a successful recipient then progress greatly to being a successful master authorized by enlightened beings to dispense DI and even then partly know as only a fully enlightened buddha has complete omniscience on how everything is.
Wanting to reduce the process to a schemata of it's mechanics is a dead-end. As ChNNR often says: "Westerners think everything is in techniques and Tibetans don't seem to understand this and if we only extract the essence of their techniques, they are mostly ignorant of(!), then we can progress much faster than them! Because of this mistaken way of thinking, still the most realized people are the 'backward' traditional Tibetan practitioners not the 'clever advanced' westerners!" So let's stop fooling ourselves by thinking 'only I know best' and let me boil down their techniques into my funny little science. Let's instead just learn from and follow our proven gurus' instructions. Mechanics of DI (silly reduction of) = dead-end. You can not back-engineer Dharmakaya.
But there is a lot to learn and one should continue to learn a lineage's teachings from it's masters because there are reasons for the order of the teachings. For example ChNNR and other masters say the ones amongst you here who have experienced it will also help your quest, not just the master. This truth is told to boost our confidence and is basically to do with how mandalas work in Nirmanakaya and Samoghakaya as again Dharmakaya is beyond anyway. But all is lumped as one in this thread in error. Finally more powerful and faster and easier than concepts is trusting and implementing the gurus' pithy instructions.