That being bound for enlightenment, that incomparable and excellent jewel, has been born into the world of humanity for their welfare and happiness, at Lumbini in the Sakyan country. Therefore we are so happy and joyful. (Sn.683)
I am not the 5th or 9th reincarnation of a great lama, I have not recived any empowerments or initiations, I am not the holder of any lineage, I am yet to attain any of the jhanas, I am not a widely respected teacher, I am not a stream enterer (at least I don't feel like one)and I do not have many disciples. Nontheless, you may find some of my observations and musings interesting. I have been a Buddhist monk for 32 years and am the spiritual advisor to the Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society in Singapore.