In my understanding without transmission the practices will not work. In my opinion it is important to receive the transmission of mantras' sounds as the explanation of the practices you can read in the books which are available from the online Shan Shung shop.
I hope it helps
lobster wrote:Transmission is enabling, empowering and elucidating. The blessing exists but of far more importance is the practice of the sadhana, from which the blessing will arrive in time.
I have met people with years of transmission and practically no practice and others with no transmission and years of practice. Guess who makes progress . . .
Most practices are now available to practice without a permit.
Good luck. Go for it.
What do u mean it will not work?
david123 wrote:how often is direct introduction given in the webcasts?
smcj wrote:The analogy I use a lot of times is the passing of the Olympic Flame from runner to runner.
wisdom wrote:Perhaps I'm wrong, but my opinion is that the "nature" of transmission is selflessness. The emptying of one receptacle into the openness of another, both the pouring out and the making room being acts of selflessness (the emptiness nature of things).