Sönam wrote:CapNCrunch wrote:But when I consider that recently a great master was able to teach even the highest teachings to 100's of fortunate students at the same time, in "public" as did KDL, I can't help but exclaim "Emaho!" and marvel at this display of compassion - even though I didn't have the Karma and DO to be there myself.
See the reason why DC members are so closed to their Master ... ChNN is able to give Dzogchen DI teachings to a very large number of peoples.
it is great but it would be interesting to know how many is getting it.
from Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche tribute to Urgyen Tulku Rinpoche:
Once I witnessed Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche give the pointing out instruction to a gathering of more than one thousand people in Taiwan. He still gave the real thing nakedly and directly, leaving nothing out. This must exemplify what they call the "expression of compassionate capacity," for he rose to the occasion out of the power of his realization. He said, "The oral instruction is like a candle: you can see while you hold it, and when you give it away you have no more light. But since all of you have taken the trouble to come here, expecting to hear me speak, I feel that I cannot refuse giving you the pointing-out instruction." Then he gave the instruction in coming face to face with your own nature. Even if the great Khyentse, Kongtrul or Longchenpa were doing so, it wouldn't surpass his instruction. Yet I later met only a few there who truly recognized their own nature.
http://www.rangjung.com/authors/tribute ... npoche.htm
surely it is still great to receive the transmission anyway but isnt there a danger that we will kind of fake it or make some mistaken assumptions (specially if people feel it would be embarrassing to admit they have no clue what this natural state is) if there is no personal relationship with the teacher?