smokey wrote:I am considering to switching to Mahayana Buddhism. Would you guys and girls reccommend it?
I'm not sure many are going to recommend that you do.
I very humbly suggest this...
Take some time to think about what it is that you are looking for with your practice. Many times the answer is, "something". People want to get something out of what they are putting their time into. They want to experience something special and interesting. I don't think there is anything wrong with that.
However, we need to be careful what that "something" is. Many times we want to continue life as it was before we discovered the teachings. We want to maintain as many of our "best" characteristics (the ones that are most important to us) while we learn and grow in our practice. In doing that, we find that certain aspects of the teachings do not blend harmoniously into our lives. At that point we have a decision to make - find something that works better for "ourselves" or give those aspects some time to resonate. Whether or not you are able to take the time to do so will depend on how much you value and appreciate what the Buddha did and what he declared that the dhamma can do for you.
If there is something that you think you can get out of Mahayana that you can't get with Theravada, then go find it. But know what it is that you are looking for. If it is ultimately something that will help you progress to nibbana then it will be worth it. If ultimately it is something that takes you away from nibbana then you have some things to re-evaluate.
Regardless, I hope you find happiness and peace in your quest.
Through many of samsara’s births I hasten seeking, finding not the builder of this house - pain is birth again, again. O builder of this house you’re seen, you shall not build a house again, all your beams have given away, rafters of the ridge decayed, mind to the unconditioned gone, exhaustion of craving has it reached.(Dhp - 153, 154)