Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?

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Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?

Post by Mirror » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:58 pm

Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?

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Post by Miroku » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:41 pm

Well, I wanted to go for zen at first tbh. It had more magic and vajrayana was confusing at the beginning. However, there was no zen center near me only two small vajrayana groups and so I studied it more and it actually clicked with me and I received teachings from vajrayana tradition. I think it is good to study a bit at first and find a line of thinking and teachings that actually make sense and then go with it.
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Re: Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:09 pm

Aesthetics initially.
There's no hoarding what has vanished,
No piling up for the future;
Those who have been born are standing
Like a seed upon a needle.

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Post by Motova » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:57 pm

Thogal and Tummo attracted me, but I think Phowa made me stay.
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Post by heart » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:38 pm

Mirror wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:58 pm
Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?
It is the only path that ever made sense to me, love at first sight.

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Post by smcj » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:13 am

I met a lama that had what I was interested in.
1. No traditional Buddhist sect, Tibetan or otherwise, considers deities to be fictional. (DW post/Seeker242)
2. I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against Lama abuse.
3. Student: Lama, I thought I might die but then I realized that the 3 Jewels would protect me.
Lama: Even If you had died the 3 Jewels would still have protected you. (DW post/by ?)
4. Shentong] is the completely pure system that,
Through mainly teaching the luminous aspect of the mind, holds that the fruitions--kayas and wisdoms--exist on their own accord. (Karmapa XIII)

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Post by Crazywisdom » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:16 am

Enlightenment
Vajra fangs deliver vajra venom to your Mara body.

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Re: Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?

Post by Aryjna » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:51 am

It includes every possible method, while being extremely fast and effective.

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Re: Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?

Post by Sonam Wangchug » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:54 am

The teachers, living breathing embodiment's of the realizations of the Vajrayana path.

& their teachings of course.

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Re: Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?

Post by PeterC » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:37 am

Someone hit me over the head with a vase then told me I’d go to hell if I didn’t follow his instructions


Serious answer: I came across the vajrayana due to the kindness of the guru, and remain practising it due to the kindness of the guru

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Re: Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?

Post by Gatinho » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:53 pm

PeterC wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:37 am
Someone hit me over the head with a vase then told me I’d go to hell if I didn’t follow his instructions


Serious answer: I came across the vajrayana due to the kindness of the guru, and remain practising it due to the kindness of the guru
:D ... made me laugh ... thanks.

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Post by Malcolm » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:59 pm

Karma.

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Re: Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?

Post by kalden yungdrung » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:39 pm

Mirror wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:58 pm
Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?
Due to the level of understanding.
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Post by Sherab » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:54 am

Mirror wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:58 pm
Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?
When I first became interested in Buddhism, vajrayana looked the least attractive to me compared to the other forms. Nevertheless, I ended up with vajrayana. I did not "choose" vajrayana. I ended up in vajrayana by virtue of circumstances. Now, I can't imagine myself being elsewhere.

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Re: Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?

Post by AJP » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:59 am

I practised Theravada, then went to Pure Land so Mahayana.

Then I got into Esotericism as a matter of research was drawn to Dudjom Lingpa and some Esoteric Nyingma practices and there was literally no place left to go.

I found once I got into Esotericism I couldn't go back Exotericism in the same way.

The path had to stay Dharmic also.

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