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Re: Compiler to Sherab, Leon Maurer, Everyone

Nov 26, 2000 12:13 PM
by Sherab Dorje

Dear Mr. DeSantis,

Thank you for your thoughtful remarks. It is an excellent arguement 
for why we should use a name designation when speaking here or any 
other place. After all, the posting bears the akasic imprint of the 
personal ego anyway. Names, however, are none-the-less impermanent 
attachments of the ego. It is simply a matter of attribution.

Mr. Shampan ask me privately about my name so I will offer that to 
the group here as a matter of introduction since I am not known in 
any Theosophic circles.

The name Sherab Dorje was given to me by my Guru, a Tibetan Lama that 
came into my life a couple of years ago. It is the name he gave me 
upon giving me the Bodhisattva vow and initiation. He calls me 
Nyingmapa Sherab Dorje. My path is the Vajrayana way of Tantric 
Buddhism. If you want to know the meaning of the name Sherab Dorje 
look in a Tibetan dictionary or review it in Sanskrit as it 
translates directly to Prajna Vajra. It is of course not the name I 
was given at birth nor any of the others that I have discovered along 
the way. The use of this name is a way of breaking down the bond of 
ego self to the mantra of a name. The use of the name Sherab, 
therefore, becomes part of the practice.

Now, if it is the groups request that the use of this name is not 
appropriate then I would like to know.

Respectfully yours,

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