Jnana wrote:I'm obviously not Namdrol, and I'm interested to hear what he has to say on this point, but I've heard it said that if one hasn't created a proper basis for the practice then they may grow skeptical of this very radical teaching or they may lose interest in practicing it. Both would be obstacles.
I could see skepticism followed by lack of interest happening for sure.
Paul wrote:A possibly related comment about this kind of thing - I do regret that I read so much information about rigpa and dzogchen practice in general before having proper instruction. It is very, very easy to construct a fake rigpa to waste your time with. I think I did this for a few years at least. Being your own impediment is a pretty sad state of affairs...
How would you ever know if you got past this point? As far as I can tell, if you say all the right things, it is really impossible for anyone else to know whether or not you have experienced rigpa. And you might very well be saying all the right things based on the experience of a fake rigpa construction. Similarly, if you created one fake rigpa, you could always destroy it and create a new, subtler fake rigpa and so on.
(just pontificating rather pointlessly)
Seeing the movie "My Reincarnation" has really changed my perspective on a lot of things. I'm not entirely sure the change was for the better. Still thinking about it.