kirtu wrote:Hi Luke - because you don't like complications, in general you should be practicing highest yoga tantra or Dzogchen. because they were made for exactly that (people who don't like complications).
Hmm, it's possible that you're correct. Since I've never practiced these things, I can't really say. But I always thought that one had to go through all the lower tantra stuff and that to go directly to practicing HYT or Dzogchen just wasn't considered proper in Tibetan Buddhism. I guess I felt that it was best not to do Tibetan Buddhism at all, rather than to do it "improperly."
kirtu wrote:However for many people, even HYT is complex. So probably you should only practice Dzogchen. However that also means you must trust the guru and like meditation (all the Dzogchen only people will jump in at this point "ungt-oh, Dzogchen is *NOT* meditation, etc. - it's not doing something contrived, etc. , it's simple and all your delusions dissolve into the nature of mind like writing in water, etc. - that's true but for most people it still takes effort because we are severely spiritually polluted and overwhelmed by distractions).
That sounds very beautiful and pleasant, but it begs the question: does one really need a guru to realize the nature of mind?
Did the Zen master Bankei know nothing about the nature of mind?