heart wrote: Jinzang wrote: heart wrote:
Also, sometimes I think that there are no "ordinary" people that are interested in Dzogchen.
Don't kid yourself.
I am not, the point being that there are a lot of strange people interested in Dzogchen.
whether people are ordinary or extraordinary it doesnt really matter.what it matters is their connection to dzogchen beyond any doubt and this is a cause for rejoicing.What is beyond ordinary is our connection to Dzogchen.
CNNR puts it very clearly
"Everyone has the capacity and a specific connection with the teaching if they display an interest in Dzogchen.Even coming to a retreat to follow a friend who invited us indicates a connection that goes back to previous lives.In this case the friend can simply constitute the secondary cause for the connection to manifest.In fact ,if you do not have a connection with the teaching and with the transmission from previous lives,you can never enter the dzogchen path.There is a clear difference ,then,between sutra and dzogchen.
This is what lots of people who have doubts about their capacity to follow and understand dzogchen should see and realize.