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by Ngawang Drolma.
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Southern California?
Replies: 8
Views: 1556

Re: Southern California?

TheDhamma wrote:
pink_trike wrote: Would be very cool if Drolma, Ven. App, and myself could all meet up. :smile:
Make that 7 (total). My family and I spend a lot of time in Santa Monica.
That would be wonderful! :)
by Ngawang Drolma.
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Southern California?
Replies: 8
Views: 1556

Re: Southern California?

Hi Pink_Trike,

I think Ven. is coming later, but it would be awesome if we could all meet up anyhow. Your location and mine aren't that far away.
I sent Ven. a PM searching for details...

THREE DAYS! Woohoooooo!
by Ngawang Drolma.
Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 193
Views: 75201

Re: your home altar/shrine

Santeri wrote:Image
I love the multi-levels. It's awesome :)
by Ngawang Drolma.
Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 193
Views: 75201

Re: your home altar/shrine

Okay, I'm going to get the nerve up to post a pic :)
Coming soon...
by Ngawang Drolma.
Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Refuge in Oneself
Replies: 86
Views: 8819

Re: Refuge in Oneself

Here is more of the quote which I posted in the OP. Perhaps it will get things back on track a bit? There is no mention of an atta in here. Now we come down to the real meaning, the whole point, of what I am saying here. It is that I am my own refuge, I am my own protector. Nobody can actually give ...
by Ngawang Drolma.
Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Refuge in Oneself
Replies: 86
Views: 8819

Re: Refuge in Oneself

One thing you are missing, kannada, this is the "Discovering Theravada" section, which is pretty much self explanatory by its title - "Discovering Theravada". What has become plainly obvious is that idiosyncratic posts do not quite fit here, since what you are posting is not necessarily Theravada. ...
by Ngawang Drolma.
Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Refuge in Oneself
Replies: 86
Views: 8819

Re: Refuge in Oneself

Hi Drolma, I appreciate you thinking about my 'education' but I've read Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Not self strategy years ago. I didn't agree with it then and I don't think a re-visitation would change my mind... Thanks anyway Hi Kannada, I've posted my inquiry in the beginner's section, hoping I can ge...
by Ngawang Drolma.
Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Refuge in Oneself
Replies: 86
Views: 8819

Re: Refuge in Oneself

Hi Tilt,

Thanks for that clarification. It's very interesting and I like reading these suttas.

:anjali:
by Ngawang Drolma.
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Refuge in Oneself
Replies: 86
Views: 8819

Re: Refuge in Oneself

Another point that maybe kannada might find helpful? Anatta doesn't mean non-existence, it means that we don't exist in the way we usually think we exist or feel like we exist. We come to "be" via the process of dependent origination. If anatta is removed from dependent origination it can be a littl...
by Ngawang Drolma.
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Refuge in Oneself
Replies: 86
Views: 8819

Re: Refuge in Oneself

There's a thread here in the "Discovering Theravada" section I started a while back called "The Not Self Strategy." In that thread we discussed the distinction between no self and not self. I linked to an article by a Bikkhu that was called "The Not Self Strategy." Maybe that would be a nice read to...
by Ngawang Drolma.
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Refuge in Oneself
Replies: 86
Views: 8819

Re: Refuge in Oneself

Refuge in Oneself Hi Drolma, Wouldn't this contradict the teaching of Anatta? Taking refuge in a 'self' that is nothing more than a utilisable misperception... Best wishes k Hi Kannada, If you don't mind, I'll let the folks more experienced in Theravada reply first. And if they don't, I'll give it ...
by Ngawang Drolma.
Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Refuge in Oneself
Replies: 86
Views: 8819

Re: Refuge in Oneself

Hi Retro,

Yes, that's the topic! Thanks. Wonderful words from Ven K. Sri Dhammananda. It really places the responsibility squarely where it belongs, doesn't it?
Thanks for reposting it here :)

Best,
Drolma
by Ngawang Drolma.
Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Refuge in Oneself
Replies: 86
Views: 8819

Refuge in Oneself

Hi all, I'm returning to DW with my tail between my legs after having argued a bit with Tilt about the idea of taking refuge in oneself. :D I just read this from HH 17th Karmapa: How we come down to the real meaning, the whole point, of what I am saying here. It is that I am my own refuge, I am my o...
by Ngawang Drolma.
Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: do not do...
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: do not do...

pink_trike wrote:Everyone's Dharma path is necessarily unique, but all Dharma leads to the same recognition. Doesn't matter how someone else got across the river, what matters is what they discovered along the way and on the other side.
:twothumbsup: :namaste:
by Ngawang Drolma.
Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Great doubt, great enlightenment...
Replies: 40
Views: 5035

Re: Great doubt, great enlightenment...

Imo, replacing "doubt" with "uncertainty" may be helpful in understanding this phrase. The degree that we are aware of the inherent uncertain (impermanent, dynamic, insubstantial, conditioned) nature of the entire phenomenal world is the degree that we experience clarity (cleared, emptied, light, s...