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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:36 am 
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hi all! i am new here and ive always been attracted to Tibetan Buddhism yet i only know some things about it. anyway sorry about that thought id post after lurking on here for awhile.


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 Post subject: Re: new~
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:55 am 
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Welcome kitsune! Do you have a Buddhist teacher?

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no im self taught actually. my spirtuality is just my own thing. im willing to learn though. :3


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You'll find that Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana) places a heavy emphasis on the necessity for a spiritual guide. It is a central component of Vajrayana practice.

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 Post subject: Re: new~
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:51 am 
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gregkavarnos wrote:
You'll find that Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana) places a heavy emphasis on the necessity for a spiritual guide. It is a central component of Vajrayana practice.


Yes, but it's important to study and learn about it before one chooses a Vajrayana teacher, so one knows what and what not to look for: lest one end up with one of the many fraudulent deceivers out there masquerading as the real deal.



EDIT: And I almost forgot to say - Welcome to Dharma Wheel Kitsune! :anjali:

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Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

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Location: Trāyastriṃśa. Just kidding. What a cool sanksrit word, huh?
Welcome kitsune! I like your username.
Let us know if you've read anything interesting!!


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 Post subject: Re: new~
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:16 pm 
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Adamantine wrote:
gregkavarnos wrote:
You'll find that Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana) places a heavy emphasis on the necessity for a spiritual guide. It is a central component of Vajrayana practice.


Yes, but it's important to study and learn about it before one chooses a Vajrayana teacher, so one knows what and what not to look for: lest one end up with one of the many fraudulent deceivers out there masquerading as the real deal.



EDIT: And I almost forgot to say - Welcome to Dharma Wheel Kitsune! :anjali:
Very true! Please refer to this discussion for more details.

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Hi,
What aspects of Vajrayana are you interested in? I like the mantrayana part . . . :woohoo:

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