Dechen Norbu wrote:Find a teacher who inspires you. That's more important than finding a particular school. There are many methods to deal with different hindrances inside each school.
Let me give you an example. In the Dzogchen Community we have Vajra Dance, Yantra Yoga, the SMS program and so on and so forth. Some practitioners feel more at ease with Vajra Dance, while others with Yantra Yoga and others with sitting meditation. This doesn't mean that one exclusively applies one of these methods, but to each problem, there's a solution. Some practitioners have more affinity with a particular method than others.
I'm sure that if you find a teacher who inspires you, it's likely he will present you more than one method.
But how about investigating what makes you prefer one method above the other? That's usually helpful, IMO. Rituals and chanting have a goal, they are not objectives in themselves, as you know.
Dechen Norbu wrote:Find a teacher who inspires you. That's more important than finding a particular school.
ChangYuan wrote:Well, I know for myself, the main goal is to achieve bodhisattva-hood. I wish to do all I can to help others. I have caused much pain in my past, and feel I owe humanity a large debt.
ChangYuan wrote: But how did everyone find their way? I have some things I like and don't like to do, and am trying to find the path that I should be studying and embarking on.
Perhaps where you are right now is already the path that you are looking for, and that you have already embarked!
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