Heruka wrote:saying in public...
hey im a man..look at what i do..,
sticking it out there for all to see, only to get it caught in your zipper....
you dzogchenpas crack me up.
I know right.
Actually sharing with others in an attempt to help them out, share experiences, and reassure is so laughable.
Uh, depends on the intention.
Quite easy to act the part and fool yourself and others into thinking you're awesome regardless of whether or not you remain quiet. In fact, keeping quiet is potentially easier: you get to act superior without saying a word, except maybe a few choice ones like above.
So far, all the once-secret practices I have learned came from another person in a fairly public setting. It's pretty obvious why talking about experiences can throw us off course of pure intention, but it's also pretty obvious someone somewhere was talking, unless all the stories and texts are a bunch of tall tales.
"Use what seems like poison as medicine. We can use our personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings." Pema Chodron