kalden yungdrung wrote:
1. The Bonpo Dzogchen Guardians have ordered the Masters to teach it openly
2. Dzogchen Teachings are an open secret i.e. if one has no capacity then one will not be able to understand them and will not be interested in reading
3. For those who have the capacity and connection, it may bring great benefit by providing a link to the text and Master which they can then follow if they wish to enter the way of dzogchen
4. It is clearly stated in the text that if one wishes to put these Teachings into practice then just reading the book is not enough. One must find and follow an authentic Master.
So reading is different than doing the practice. i guess it is always good to have some knowledge before one gets started.
I was not talking about other people, I was referring to how those who consider themselves students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu ought to behave.
I, for one:
a) have no problem with all Dzogchen teachings be taught openly.
b) do not consider Dzogchen secret in anyway. "Secret" does not mean "...never show anyone" -- it means, only show it to those who are interested. Do not talk about thogal, etc., on internet forums, bars and coffee shops. For example, Tibetans call one's private parts "gsang gnas", the secret place. So, just like we do not expose our penises and vaginas in public places, and only show them to people who are interested, likewise, these teachings should only be shown to people who are interested. They should not be made available so people can make a kind of book collection.
c) people who want to read Heartdrops can buy the book. I do not support this idea that all books should be downoadable for free.
4) Yes, I know. It says this clearly.