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.
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