Food_Eatah wrote:What is the difference between a "transmission" and watching a teaching?
Transmission is a direct experiential introduction to the nature of your mind... watching or listening to a teaching is understanding an intellectual description of whatever the teaching is on. There's different types of transmission (and some are symbolic using the intellect) the type norbu uses is a physical method that shows you the nature of your mind. That doesn't mean one will "get it" or understand what it's pointing to every time, depends on the capacity of the practitioner. Some see it right away the first time.. some need a few transmissions to assimilate it... and for some other routes like symbolic and intellectual understanding is better. No way is wrong or right, just depends on the person... like in every day learning some people like to "see" a graph or have instructions written out to understand something and some can just listen. Doesn't matter really... all roads lead to rome.