Posted by Dharma Student (188.8.131.52) on November 03, 2000 at 13:04:05:
In Reply to: Re: Well said, Dharma Student posted by idontknow on November 03, 2000 at 08:01:08:
Everyone has to work on their own enlightenment, I have no doubt about it. But are you trying to say we can do it all alone, even if someone is new to the path? We don't need advices at all?
I saw people who are drawn to those teachings which are commonly believed to be improper rather than real Buddhist teachings, as a result many of them had problems. I also saw people who tried to practise on their own without teacher and had so many strange experiences, as a result they became very problematic. Such experiences gives me the idea that it is rather risky to depend solely on our own concepts, especially at the early stage, we may be drawn to something because it appeals to our ego.
I still have some confusions regarding Buddhism at this stage, so if there are more experienced and knowledgeable teachers whom I can ask, that'll be great. But then if you say I don't need advices, I can be my own guidance, I'll become more confused.
Please be compassionate, I am just trying to learn.
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