Namdrol wrote:padma norbu wrote: We are told that if we have visions of deities not to hold too much importance to that
Because those visions are mental projections, based on mind.and yet here we have world-famous teachers writing entire series of books based on visions from deities.
Because this teacher has knowledge of his real state, and because he is expert in dream yoga, the display of his wisdom manifests as teachers and deties that communicate knowledge which he then commits to writing.
And he also has provided the method by which we may know the difference between karmic dreams (based on on mind) and dreams of clarity (based on wisdom).
So... why is it necessary to receive knowledge from something "other" at all? Why can't he just know these teachings if they come from his real nature without the necessity of a manifestation of wisdom display to communicate it back to himself?