Pema Rigdzin wrote:DarwidHalim wrote:Since Some of Vajrayana practices can seems illogical in the beginning, the component of faith is extremely important. This faith should come from the solid understanding of Mahayana, and or Pali tradition.
I have come across people start with Vajrayana and at the end, they condemn it. The problem is the foundation of Mahayana is not strong.
So if I can suggest, you should study Lamrim Or Lamdre as the backbone of your stability ad faith.
Though this won't be true for everyone, I think it is nonetheless very true for a great many people. Abidharma is also very important to get a grasp of.
Agree with both of these statements. I think that there is a lot of lip service paid to the necessity to gain proper foundations - I'm talking years of practice/inquiry - before entering a vajra path. But in reality, at least in the west, it is rarely practiced like that. Often with a justification: life is short/it's the kaliyuga/just jump in.....I think that attitude often produces bad consequences.