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New soul !

Postby TeeFah » Fri May 03, 2013 10:06 pm

:namaste: everyone

I am TeeFah from France, and very happy to be here !
From very young an experience lead me to Sanatana Dharma, which I have been practicing over for many years. I do not come here to debate or proletyzing so don't worry :tongue: Since some time I have been interested in Buddhism in a broad sense, but never dig too much. People around me, and in the philosophical school I choosed, told me that Buddhism was very different from Sanatana Dharma, and that I shouldn't have any interest in it as I will loose myself in contradictory practices.
Maybe it is true :shrug:
But recently I discovered VajraYogini. And I honestly don't know what happened. Like the first time I encoutered Mahadeva in a temple, it was some kind of eye opening view, experience.
I began to look for informations and references on Tibetan Buddhism...And surprisingly I've found the countrary of what I've been told: an inspiring path, with very precise practices and Tantra not that far of what I'm studying. I realized it wasn't a complete different path.

I've brought books about it, "initiation de KalaChakra" by Sri Dalai Lama and Alexander Berzin, and "Tantra suivi de Célébration d'un sacre" by Trungpa Chogyam. These are the very firsts books on tis matter, I've began to read the first and find great contentement in it !

I do not wish to argue between Sanatana Dharma and Buddhism, just to explore a different way. I have many reasons to seek toward Vajrayana, but I would not like to expose them here as they are very closely related to my personnal life and I don't want to disrespect anyone in my path, as it is a great way with great people too.

Unfortunately there are many things I'm not sure about and would like to ask, stepping into something as wide as Buddhism and Vajrayana is confusing, seeing all different schools and traditions and...Confusing ! :jawdrop:

Since it is very important to be guided at beginning not to start with wrong assumptions and engage in teachings or practices I shouldn't yet, I've come here on advice from some members here that are on other forums where I am too :namaste: to you all

Please excuse my poor english, If you want to point important mistakes, please do, I will be happy to learn :3

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Re: New soul !

Postby Jikan » Sat May 04, 2013 1:51 am

Bonjour TeeFah,

I hope you find what you seek. Welcome to DharmaWheel.
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Re: New soul !

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat May 04, 2013 3:36 am

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

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Re: New soul !

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sat May 04, 2013 10:12 am

Welcome TeeFah!

Due to your experience with Sanatana Dharma you will find many common points and some serious differences too! If you have practiced Advaita sometimes the differences will seem so subtle you will think there are no differences. Some here will try to convince you that they are identical, others will try to convince you that they are fundamentally different. You seem like a smart person, so I am sure you will find the truth that suits you! :smile:
:namaste:
"When one is not in accord with the true view
Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
Naropa - Summary of the View from The Eight Doha Treasures
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Re: New soul !

Postby TeeFah » Sat May 04, 2013 3:10 pm

:namaste: and thank you very much everyone

I am very happy to be here with you and hope not to cause much trouble with silly questions ! :oops: I know it will happen, so please excuse me in advance ! xD

gregkavarnos wrote:Due to your experience with Sanatana Dharma you will find many common points and some serious differences too!


Yes, I have noticed many of them...Especially Tantra from Sanatana Dharma and Buddhism seems to be two branches from the same root, but I may be wrong as I am no master of those two ways... But from what I study, it seems to be like this.

The differences are what makes study of Buddhism difficult for me, and the reason questions arise in my mind. For example, the concept of Anatma and vacuity are not very clear in my mind, nor is the goal (or goals ?). I think these are not new questions from newbies or people from Sanatana Dharma ^^
My first book was Meditations on the prajnaparamita Sutras by Lex Hixon, but to be honest this is unfortunately too elaborate to be grasped by a newbie like me :/
This is a lesson ! Begin by the beginning ! :tongue:

gregkavarnos wrote: I am sure you will find the truth that suits you!


Thank you _/\_ but I'm not sure to be a smart person, not yet ! What I hope the most is to be able to suit in the truth. I'm sure I will find a good ground to begin, but in order to follow Dharma I will have to change myself and tame the myself, not change the Dharma ^^
I think the key is to take time and not rush too much

Thank you again,

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Re: New soul !

Postby Luke » Sun May 05, 2013 2:57 pm

Welcome Teefah! :hi:

Don't worry about your English. It's definitely good enough. I'm a native speaker of English and I understand everything you write just fine. So relax.

I hope you enjoy our forum and that you benefit from the information you find here. :)
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Re: New soul !

Postby Jikan » Mon May 06, 2013 3:00 pm

TeeFah wrote:
gregkavarnos wrote: I am sure you will find the truth that suits you!


Thank you _/\_ but I'm not sure to be a smart person, not yet ! What I hope the most is to be able to suit in the truth.


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