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pemachophel wrote:I don't see how people can really practice this Dharma without spending considerable time with a Teacher face-to-face. We are all so good at self-deception, and the Guru is the mirror which reflects back exactly where need to need to put more effort and honesty.
I second this. I have had amazing effects from "simple" lineage supplication.Virgo wrote:
To Padma Norbu: Just keep doing what your doing brother. Guru Yoga is the essence of it all, imho.
Dechen Norbu wrote:This is actually a good sign Padma Norbu.
It means your fantasies are crumbling and you start to see how it really goes and what does it take. If it was as easy as you thought, we would all have realized enlightenment a long time ago. If you notice carefully, you will see that probably from those 5 years you spend 10% doing actual practice and 10% not being distracted (I'm being generous here). I would say you took less than many to do a very important reality check. The point is, now that you noticed that, how will it affect your practice?
padma norbu wrote:
Anyway, it's been about 5 years now. I thought I would be a lot further along. I also found some entries from a retreat with Jim Valby where I made the note "150 hrs x 2000 mantras/hour = you begin to get some idea what Tun is all about." HA. I have never done this much Tun in my life.
I'm really, really sucking ass at this stuff. Just thought I would share.