Has anyone else left Vajrayana?

Discuss your personal experience with the Dharma here. How has it enriched your life? What challenges does it present?

Re: Has anyone else left Vajrayana?

Postby mandala » Sun May 12, 2013 2:26 pm

the best bit about this thread is Greg's face-palm..

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Re: Has anyone else left Vajrayana?

Postby Salomon » Sun May 12, 2013 5:06 pm

I am still laughing when I see this message with this picture
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Re: Has anyone else left Vajrayana?

Postby phaseolus » Mon May 13, 2013 6:06 pm

This thread's been quite informative, thought-provoking and engaging for this lurker, but could it be ...

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Re: Has anyone else left Vajrayana?

Postby Sherab Rigdrol » Wed May 15, 2013 9:15 pm

Reasons to stay in a Vajrayana tradition
1.Direct Experience
2.Direct Experience
3.The fact that direct experience is rarely available in most spiritual traditions during these degenerate times.
4.A comprehensive system of psychological healing built within the practice, with readily available results.
5.Direct Experience
6.The blessing of being able to know these teachings and have the capacity to practice them.
7.The gift of being able to have a relationship with an authentic teacher
8.The most direct way of alleviating suffering and benefiting all sentient beings
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Re: Has anyone else left Vajrayana?

Postby Sherab Dorje » Wed May 15, 2013 10:22 pm

You forgot to mention direct experience. :tongue:
"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: Has anyone else left Vajrayana?

Postby Ramon1920 » Wed May 15, 2013 11:48 pm

I have been doing recitations that I don't particularly feel connected to for several years now. I continue to do it because I made a promise and keeping my promises is what holds my practice together when life is relatively good. It might seem insignificant but it is actually very important for me to keep this going.
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Re: Has anyone else left Vajrayana?

Postby Adamantine » Thu May 16, 2013 4:33 am

Ramon1920 wrote:I have been doing recitations that I don't particularly feel connected to for several years now. I continue to do it because I made a promise and keeping my promises is what holds my practice together when life is relatively good. It might seem insignificant but it is actually very important for me to keep this going.


Our habitual gross-level awareness doesn't generally feel a connection or notice the effects our practice might have on the subtle energetic system. That is, until we dive into a retreat context with the right motivation, and a good guide to help us set a schedule as well as hold the blessings for us. Once we've spent a decent swatch of time in intensive solitary practice, the connection is quite vivid. At least, that's what I believe to be the case, let me know if that hypothesis holds true for you if you've already tested it, or once you've tested it.
Contentment is the ultimate wealth;
Detachment is the final happiness. ~Sri Saraha
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Re: Has anyone else left Vajrayana?

Postby Sherab Dorje » Fri May 17, 2013 12:54 pm

I do belive that this thread has run its course.

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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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