I find Tibetan Buddhism kind of interesting. It strikes me as a fundamentalist and refined version of Buddhism with magickal elements. There is a logical and linear approach to teaching how to attain enlightenment (whatever that is). But at the same time, as with all religions, one must be skeptical and critical before dedicating your resources to a given path.
For example, I knew a woman from a rich family who gave millions to a particular Hindu guru only to discover down the road he was a charlatan in some ways.
I’ve gone to some Pujas and met people who are gung-ho about Tibetan Buddhism, and I often felt a little guilty for judging them as a bit too zealous. After all how can you be critical of someone like the Dalai Lama? I mean look at the guy and what he has been through. There is something unique about Tibetan dedication to Buddhism historically too. They seem far more dedicated than any westerner to their own Judeao-Christian religion by far. Westerners like their comforts and figure that being moral and believing in Jesus is enough. Western religion often seems so half-hearted or just lacking in deep commitment or understanding of the deeper issues to me. But that may just be due to the LSD I took in college so who knows?
But I tend to think that one must discover their true nature as well, and that is what Buddhism purports to offer in a deep way through supposedly tested techniques of meditation cultivated over the centuries.
Christianity may have some good moral views, and perhaps some magickal formulas that benefit individuals level of happiness mentally. But it seems more like a storyline than any reality-based narrative compared to the cosmic depth of some of the teachings in Buddhism. I could be wrong of course. Whatever the case, I won’t go in without a skeptical mind and this article is good armament if you ever consider taking on a life-long path that may not be all it is cracked up to be, even in the case of a seemingly unquestionable admirable path like Tibetan Buddhism.