karmanyingpo wrote: ↑Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:40 am
So, if it's appropriate to say, did you meet those requirements eventually?
Yes, of course. I don't take on commitments that I can't uphold, and wouldn't advise anyone else to.
Also is it a strict requirement to do those daily once dzogchen empowerments are taken? I am not very knowledgeable on that, so I would like to learn more.
It depends. Certain practices, if upheld, can be considered to uphold all other samaya commitments. But that does not go both ways. If you've received, let's say, a sarma yidam practice with a daily practice commitment, from the perspective of that practice doing another practice does not uphold that commitment. But if you are a dzogchen practitioner then you should approach it from the perspective of that lineage, in which upholding those commitments automatically upholds other lineage's commitments. However...many lineage heads will do an encyclopedia of practices every day so as to uphold commitments, but then again, they have to confer those empowerments periodically.
It's up to the student ultimately, because vows are essentially training tools for the benefit of the practitioner. But there is never any downside in upholding multiple individual practice commitments, rather than just picking one and upholding that. Usually the minimum necessary, if memorized, can be done very quickly.