Posted by Susan S (188.8.131.52) on September 20, 2000 at 10:01:11:
In Reply to: just some questions posted by kundagbo on September 19, 2000 at 17:10:27:
Since you are alone practioner and haven't chosen a teacher to make formal refugee, I guess you belong to Buddha. Really, what it means that when takes refugee and take a Lama (Tibetan Buddhism)
that that Lama will belong to one of the 4 sects and so whatever sect he belongs to, that becomes your sect.
The reason you are asked about the sects are asking as most have probably their own teachers already and just for ID purposes. We each take empowerments and teachings from each sect so we learn more but our Root Lama is where we come from.
Each sect has their own little flavor to it and just asking where you come from makes each of us aware and understands a little of you already.
When you need and want a teacher, he will arrive and if not, then just stay being the way you are.
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