Hi, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
always says quite categorically that to produce the function of the mantra, you need to have received its lung
, otherwise it does not work.
But there are a lot of teachers like AFAIK Lama Zopa Rinpoche
or Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
who just publish a lot of even quite high mantras (like protectors and so on) even on the internet just as you can normally use them without any empowerment.
So I really don´t know what to think of it. Are these teachers just wrong
? Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
once said, "(...) The sun and the moon are reflected in clear, still water instantly. Similarly, the blessings of all the buddhas are always present for those who have complete confidence in them. (...)" - What more then the blessings of all the buddhas could one ever need to produce the function of a mantra??
For me, at least Sanskrit mantras are kind of vibrations connected to some archetypes of Western culture whose language came up from Sanskrit (sorry for Jungian, not "Buddhist" terminology). So I think, at least if I recite it in the condotion of buddha-nature, i.e. connected to the Dharmakaya quality, in a non-dual vision or however I call it, it should work just as sound has power to affect matter (watch for example http://youtu.be/Uu6Ox5LrhJg
). But I really may be quite wrong, I don´t know.
Also, I for one even have i little bit problem with how Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
via internet: He reads something very quickly, often not possible to understand, then it is converted to 0&1 (i.e. bits) and then your home-computer converts it back to sound. So the sound, its analogue-quality is completely lost on the way. How could it work, then?
Also, sometimes, when I am listening to the DC-webcast and the lungs
on its last day, in fact I am not even in the state of Guruyoga, so really very far from an experience of the deity concerned. Could it work then, that I receive it?
And also I would like to ask, there are some mantras or dharanis in Sutric Buddhism like GATE-mantra and so on. Maybe, as they belong to Sutra and not Tantra, one does not need lung
for these mantras?
ÓM Ah HÚM