What does "my" imply?

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Misty
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What does "my" imply?

Post by Misty » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:42 pm

What does "my" imply?

I've seen here and heard at gatherings people refer to "my"Lama.
Sorry if this is a silly question but what is meant by this?
When you say "my Lama" what is the understanding being conveyed?

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Re: What does "my" imply?

Post by Monlam Tharchin » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:19 pm

It could mean the person sees the lama as the leader of their sangha.
It could also mean the person sees the lama as the living embodiment of buddhahood, their guide, inspiration, and connection to the blessings of a lineage.

It depends on one's school and practice.
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The Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have unobstructed vision in all directions. Everything is in their presence; and I stand in front of them. -- Shantideva

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Re: What does "my" imply?

Post by Wayfarer » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:16 pm

A personal connection with the teacher.
Only practice with no gaining idea ~ Suzuki Roshi

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Re: What does "my" imply?

Post by Misty » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:41 am

Thank you

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