9775Re: Spiritual Names
- Jan 3, 2008--- In email@example.com, "Do I Even Know?"
> I don't think I ever asked a human what my spiritual name was. Had
> a teacher, of another path, that kind of pushed one at me. I didn't
> ask. And infact I missed one meeting where I was going to be
> presented with this name. All I kept thinking was, "I don't need
> another name." Didn't know untill the next month that I was getting
> a new name.
> It adds something to understanding what that other person sees in
> you. Didn't really seem needed to me.
> I was given a "dharma name" when I took refuge for the first
> time. A previously written down name handed to me by the lama as
> the line filed past for his blessing. I don't know yet what to
> think of being called a vajra victory banner. So I'm some kind of
> prayer flag? I hate the wind, how does that help?
> I did go on a pilgrimage, which started with the question of
> what name God calls me. (Christian based beginnings.) And the word
> I got, very clearly is not so much a name as a description of
> activity. And it gets used in other places quite often in the same
> context. Conduit. Originally a secrect passage thru a castle.
> So, what is the thing with names anyhow. It is something to
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Federica Mastropaolo
> <fedemastro@> wrote:
> > Hello
> > someone asked my Dzogchen master for a 'spiritual name'
> > He answered:
> > ''What is your birth name?''
> > asnwer: Paul ....
> > The Master: ''well Paul is your Dharma name then''
> > So Paul understood his entire
> > exhistence was to be integrated in Dharma......
> > Federica
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: faunalotus <misstjohnson@>
> > To: email@example.com
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 1, 2008 11:08:26 PM
> > Subject: [TBG] Spiritual Names
> > I'm curious how people have come by their spiritual names? What
> methods did you use to choose it? Or was it given to you by
> somebody else? How many times has it changed since you began your
> path, if at all? If you do not have a spiritual name do you even
> want one? What holds you back?
> > During the summer of 2006 I stayed at a yoga ashram as a
> and as I worked beside the residents there I learned of their namesspiritually
> and how they came by them. Once someone had been there for a
> certain amount of time and grew spiritually their guru gave them a
> spiritual name he felt was appropriate for that person. They were
> beautiful sanskrit names. Since then part of me has always yearned
> for a teacher/ guru/ spiritual advisor to know me enough
> to give me a name they felt suited me.myself
> > That is not in the cards at this time and I don't know if it ever
> will be. For now I will just be happy as I am and choose for
> as my spiritual path continues to unfold before me.What could be more beautiful?
> > Namaste,
> > Fauna Lotus
or more vital to the moment. :)
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