Serkyem

Sherab Dorje
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Serkyem

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:12 am

Well that's it. My serkyem is now officially wrecked. Faulty from the beginning, the point where the cup screws into the base has now broken and every time I fill it the liquids pour out into the bowl.

Unfortunately I am currently penniless so I am asking: if anybody has a spare serkyem hanging around, new or used, shiny or battered, any size and shape, even if it is just the cup/chalice, and cares to donate it, I am willing/capable of paying the postage costs.

I promise to put it to good (daily) use and include the donor in the prayers.

Thanks! :smile:
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Re: Serkyem

Postby heart » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:19 am

Don't hesitate to use a wine glass with a nice plate below Greg, it is a lot better than a broken serkyem.

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Re: Serkyem

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:24 am

I've been trying the past week or so to find a brass wine glass that "matches" the size of the offering bowl, but it seems that they are almost as expensive a buying a whole serkyem set (and they have been used in most instances for who knows what?). That's why I am resorting to "begging". I figure it'll give people the chance to accumulate merit through donating too.
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
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Re: Serkyem

Postby JKhedrup » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:46 am

A beautiful crystal glass cup (think champagne glass) and nice glass bowl are something I have seen for example the monk´s tours in Europe use when they forgot their Serkyem and needed to use something for the offering.
In order to ensure my mind never comes under the power of the self-cherishing attitude,
I must obtain control over my own mind.
Therefore, amongst all empowerments, the empowerment that gives me control over my mind is the best,
and I have received the most profound empowerment with this teaching.
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Re: Serkyem

Postby Adamantine » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:49 am

Yeah a glass wine glass is fine, you don't need it to be metal. You can make do like this until you can afford a proper serkyem again. Or you can buy some metal glue. . .
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Detachment is the final happiness. ~Sri Saraha

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Re: Serkyem

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:02 am

Thank you all for your advice!

I tried welding it and using metal glue, but it didn't work. The metal glue was pretty awful/unsightly. Anyway, if you had a guest of honour at your home would you offer them food and beverages from broken glasses and plates? I tend to serve my "normal" guests with the best I have, so excuse me if I want something special/unique for offering to the protectors.

Thing is though that it wasn't offers of advice I was after, but the offering of a serkyem! :tongue:

Thanks nonetheless though! :smile:
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Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

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Re: Serkyem

Postby Adamantine » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:18 am

gregkavarnos wrote:Thank you all for your advice!

I tried welding it and using metal glue, but it didn't work. The metal glue was pretty awful/unsightly. Anyway, if you had a guest of honour at your home would you offer them food and beverages from broken glasses and plates? I tend to serve my "normal" guests with the best I have, so excuse me if I want something special/unique for offering to the protectors.

Thing is though that it wasn't offers of advice I was after, but the offering of a serkyem! :tongue:

Thanks nonetheless though! :smile:


I don't think it would be very inexpensive to ship a serkyem from usa to greece. . .
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Re: Serkyem

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:35 am

It would be less inexpensive :thinking: than paying for AND shipping a serkyem from the US to Greece, coz that's the other option. A $15 serkyem (the cheapest I can find) is suddenly catapulted to at least $25 after postage costs are added.
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Re: Serkyem

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Thank you to everybody for their support. I received two offers for a serkyem via private message (as well as the advice here in the thread) and so this thread no longer serves any purpose.

Thank you again to everybody.
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