There is a short cut in Buddhism. Some of you say you do not need a teacher, you can do it by yourself. There is a way of doing it by yourself. Just take Padmasambhava, sit, and invoke him day and night until you find him. If anyone really wants to go beyond their limits and experience something deeply, instead of trying out understanding and meditaiton, try with the heart of devotion.
This is especially good for those whose hearts are not so open.
Sometimes people are afraid when we talk of the heart.
'What have I landed myself in? I just wanted meditation, this is too close to home'. You hesitate a little, you have heart but it is all bottled up. Sl slowly warm it up by putting on the warmth of Padmasambhava.