Astus wrote:kirtu wrote:In the article HE Tai Situpa basically said that he thought that something closer to mahasiddha practice would be taking place in the West.
Didn't notice that part. But that's good news, I guess.
Like, just something I've heard of, Keith Dowman's idea of the "urban yogi".
Authentic mahasiddha practice is great, but in the West, it's all to easy for people who lack discipline to fool themselves that they are following the path of the mahasiddhas. I'm sure many of you have encountered the foolish attitude I'm referring to.
"Hey, I'm such a great yogi that I don't need to meditate anymore. Hey, my hair is wild and cool, therefore I must be a mahasiddha. I can drink as much as I want to because my mind is undefilable!"
Self-deception is such an easy trap to fall into.