Re: Compiler to Sherab, Leon Maurer, Everyone
Nov 26, 2000 03:32 PM
Keep using your name Sherab and don't ask for anyone's
approval or blessing, just use it, that's my vote. I think it's cool it's
a kind of mantra.
--- In email@example.com, "Sherab Dorje" <sherab@w...>
> Dear Mr. DeSantis,
> Thank you for your thoughtful remarks. It is an excellent
> 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
> attachments of the ego. It is simply a matter of attribution.
> Mr. Shampan ask me privately about my name so I will offer
> the group here as a matter of introduction since I am not
> 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
> upon giving me the Bodhisattva vow and initiation. He calls me
> Nyingmapa Sherab Dorje. My path is the Vajrayana way of
> Buddhism. If you want to know the meaning of the name
> 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
> the way. The use of this name is a way of breaking down the
> 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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