magnagei wrote:How does one break samaya as a Dzogchen practitioner, or specifically as a student of ChNN? I know that teaching secret teachings is one way, what are others? Are the 5 precepts included in samaya?
has some excellent comments on Dzogchen and Samaya, within this excellent presentation of Dzogchen, to answer the first part of your question.http://books.google.com/books?id=UXK9JG ... en&f=false
has ChNNRs heart of the matter. Please note that teaching secret teachings is not mentioned. That said, I think the principle is to try to act with awareness at all times. One should never act in a way to provocate those with other views. So it is just less troublesome not to mention anything about Dzogchen to anyone who has other fixed views. You can never convince someone of their "natural state."
Hence the key point of suggesting to someone who wants to learn Dzogchen, that they seek direct introduction from a Dzogchen Master.
Then, as in the Three Words of Garab Dorje, there are many practices to help you gain confidence and continue in this state.http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Letters-Jo ... 1559390506
As a Dzogchen practicioner, I can take any precepts that I feel would be helpful to my practice, including the full vows of a Theravada monk, and I am perfectly free to practice Dzogchen from within those vows. There are no "from authority" limits. You act with awareness in the circumstances that you find yourself in, doing your best to observe yourself. If you observe that touching a hot stove causes suffering, you don't touch the hot stove. Hence, in Dzogchen, I keep the 5 holy precepts because I observe that my life goes better when I do, not because they are inherently holy.
Isn't it wonderful!
Please old-timers jump in if i get something wrong or leave something out.
Thank you Lord Buddha. Thank you ChNNR.
May all the Dzogchen Masters live long, in good health, and with success in all things.