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Clarence wrote:The actual guidance is not very elaborate. Not bad but the book on the 21 Semdzins and the one on the Rushan, Lojong and Semdzins are more detailed. That said, the Precious Vase is a great book and definitely worth buying and reading.
I just hope to one day learn how to do the Kumbhaka according to Rinpoche's system, which is the only Semdzin in the Precious Vase that needs to be learned from a teacher in person.
Clarence wrote:The actual guidance is not very elaborate. Not bad but the book on the 21 Semdzins and the one on the Rushan, Lojong and Semdzins are more detailed.
treehuggingoctopus wrote:Their instructions are also a bit different. It appears that Precious Vase is the authoritative text here, not the earlier publications. That's what I think I've been given to understand by an SMS instructor, in any case. (Correct me if I'm wrong.)
asunthatneversets wrote:It may just be my Precious Vase PDF version, but I also have the actual book and when I compare the PDF with the book the PDF seems to have alot of pages omitted. When I first got the PDF I uploaded it on my phone and went to a SMS meeting figuring I was all set just to read along with my phone but the pages being discussed were missing. Whole sections missing. Is this the case for all the PDFs? Just in case someone leaks them online? Or is my PDF copy just defective?