The Truth is
we are usually pretending we see our visualization when we first start practice. This idea was presented last week by Lama Wangchuk Topen who was appointed by the 17th Karmapa to uphold the teaching activities of The Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche. It was an interesting point. We usually start out with curiosity, or inspiration, or doubt, or all of these and more, but also a willingness to see what happens. If we keep going, we find that our mind opens a bit to a new view of reality. We can see a wholeness, or an energy of luminosity we could not see before. And eventually we find that ordinary life is more of a pretend then our visualization of Menla. This is not a big hoo ha. It is just the way it is.