DarwidHalim wrote:The point that I want to make clear actually is people mesh up Mahamudra and consort practice or deity yoga.
If we just talk about Mahamudra alone, it itself is free from all those stuff.
No, it's actually inseperable from all "those (sic
) stuff," though that stuff is not essential to it.....
DarwidHalim wrote:]The pure Mahamudra is nicely summarized by
Mahamudra: The Moonlight -- Quintessence of Mind and Meditation
Dakpo Tashi Namgyal
He explained to you the complete step and all of errors in Mahamudra practice from zero to the way to realize buddhahood.
You won't be able to find any single word like consort or energy.
THat is pure Mahamudra.
You should know, then, that what you call "Pure Mahamudra" is in effect the Sutra Mahamudra
presentation. It is a wonderful presentation, and has great benefit. Dakpo Tashi Namgyal outlines various investigation instructions which, if practiced diligently, and with guidance from a skillful Guru, will reveal the main point, which is Mahamudra as "result," the Nature of Things, the Natural State, the Nature of Mind, etc.
It is THAT
Mahamudra which I would call "pure Mahamudra," and it is inseperable with all practices, when one has seen it. It is coemergent Awareness/Emptiness, coemergent Appearance/Emptiness, coemergent Bliss/Emptiness.....and can be "described" poorly in any number of other ways.
DarwidHalim wrote:But when we move to Tantric Mahamudra, things are already different, because it already enhanced or mixed up with deity yoga, ceremony, etc.
I am fully agree with you that Saraha and Virupa do not truely object the practice of Tantra to be combined with Mahamudra.
BUt if we mesh it up thinking Tantra practice is Mahamudra, consort practice is Mahamudra, Tummo is Mahamudra, they reject it.
Not exactly, Darwid. The practices of deity yoga, and completion stage practices like Karmamudra (Consort Practice) and the Six Yogas, including Tummo, are methods or techniques, in their own ways similar to the gradual instructions given by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal. Mahamudra is the essential nature of these practices, as well, the "Result." What Saraha et. al. are pointing out in their Dohas is that, due to the powerful nature of these latter techniques, which produce strong experiences of various natures, and due to the lack of understanding of the essential points, the practitioner can become attached to these strong experiences, and can mistake these for the realization of Mahamudra. This is why, in many of the Tantric Mahamudra paths, instruction in the techniques, and an effective practice period, are preliminary to the instructions in the actual Tantric Mahamudra itself. In this way, a practitioner learns to differentiate between the experiences of bliss, nonthought, etc., and the essential nature of those experiences.
Mahamudra is at all times inseperable from the path of Tantra, in fact. It's inseperable from all experience.