Shemmy wrote:I am almost certain I have seen a translation from a passage in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib that describes the process of realization in terms of the movement of the energies in the nadis and the central channel. So, it doesn't seem much of a stretch that if that found its way into Sikhism that Dzogchen would.
Shemmy wrote:Yogi Bhajan, while being the rather controversial leader and self appointed head of Sikh dharma in the west, claimed to have recieved teachings from Tibetan gurus, though he would never say from whom specifically. Though, his yoga and meditations called Kundalini Yoga are powerful and effective, so perhaps there was some lineage. I even remember at one of the solstice "White Tantric" retreats he had Tibetan Mandalas sort of positioned around the meditation sala.
Yogi Bhajan's mission wasn't to spread the Sikh faith, it was to spread yoga. Specifically, to create teachers of it. He mentioned this on a nuber of occasions in interviews I have seen. He didn't try to spread Sikkhism at all, and then one day he was driving to class and he saw one of his western students wearing a turban. After that he said a group of his students all started becoming increasingly interested in his faith and some converted. Now there are many that have become Sikhs via there connection with KY and Yogi Bhajan.
Shemmy wrote:The importance of the Guru and the notion of just letting go and leaving things to God rather begging God and praying for this and that.
Yes. People see the word "God" and they hit the brakes. They don't look at what the Sikhs describe as god.
Shemmy wrote:The meditation technique of chanting and then stopping and dissolving all into infinity and meditating on the silence and vastness strikes me as similar to the the formless meditations you get in the inner yogas of Vajrayana.
Yes, it's like Guru Yoga.
Shemmy wrote:That you mention Guru Nanak as an emanation of Guru Rinpoche...wow! Somehow that just intuitively strikes me as hitting the nail on the head. Great inspiration for meditation and guru yoga! Thanks!
I am not sure if he was or not, but I would not doubt it. I do have a very strong feeling about the Siikh 10'th Guru though-- Guru Gobingh Singh.