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federica · seeker of the clear blue sky · Moderator

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Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt
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  • Alex

    Refuge service, not refugee service ! 😱

    March 17
  • Alex

    Hi Federica, I just wanted to say that I saw some comments of yours yesterday, dating from 2016, with regard to taking refuge. I’d been worried that I wasn’t a ‘proper Buddhist’ because I wasn’t ‘given refuge’ by a Lama, which seems to be a bit of a stern requirement with many Buddhist traditions. I’m of the view that whilst I’m happy to undertake a formal refugee service within a tradition and can see some value in it, I don’t see it as being better than or those folks being ‘more Buddhist’, this possibly being mankind getting in the way of spirituality and feeding hierarchies and egos within some traditions. Anyhow, I loved your comments about self-defining and also the details of the refuge service that you took at home, which I am going to do this evening, as I like its completeness. So, thank you ! 🙏

    March 17