on a different tack, when i first heard DW meditations something struck me in the wording
it says that the root Lama, the 16th Karmapa, "is needed for our fast development"
who is in a hurry, i thought. wasn't patience one of the six paramitas. isn't it just an appeal to grasping and self-centredness?
is it the same in other non DWB Kagyu texts?
Suenam and Others
It is obverse that you have no much knowledge about the difference between Mahayana and Vajrayana that is to say, the Tibetan Buddhist, in particular the Kagdyu school and DW.
This is OK.
Do not expect that you or other (outsiders) can understand anything until you may have made real experience on the Dharma path.
Also, it is not advisable to disclose views of higher knowledge and meditation techniques of Mahayana and Vajrayana here.
There is a trend here, that members are fishing more informations from other members about the subject and about personal nature. If you or others go on in the same fashion there is a danger that others feel encouraged they might fall prey to put down Buddhism altogether, fuel for more fire to slander the Buddhist or/and the Tibetan Buddhist path. We are not discussing Buddhism here!
The required informations about Guru Yoga is irrelevant!
If you or others (like Corboy) think you are in need of, in-depth informations, in order to grasp the topic, all what it does with you is, it confuses you more and more you are going carried away at the end.
There is no need to discuss the Root Guru nor do we need to discuss the Guru Yoga from the spiritual point of view. This is no Buddhist forum!
And there is a trend that members who have no, or hardly anything to do with DW, engage into all kind wild speculations and turn this place into a mess.
Please relax and settle down, write from your own experience. Do not feel encouraged to copy the behaviour to engage into al kind of speculations. For the sake of those who seek guidance and help about he Ole Nydahl sect!
Thank you very much!