User talk:Rinpoche

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Monniker[edit]

It's hard to believe but I gather that a user has raised an issue about my monniker 'Rinpoche'. It seems that I am suspected of impersonating a Tibetan lama.

I'm happy to confirm I am not a Tibetan lama nor have I ever sought to impersonate one. I chose the monniker for private reasons, as an act of remembrance.

'Rinpoche' simply means 'precious' in Tibetan and while it is indeed used an an honorific addressing lamas it is also used in a very ordinary way as the adjective 'precious'. Thus Mount Kailash is known by the Tibetan as Kang Rinpoche meaning precious jewel of snow. On my user page on Wikipedia (now deleted) hovering the mouse over an image I had placed there of Mount Kailash brought up the title 'Kang Rinpoche'.

Rinpoche (talk) 11:39, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Deletion of Wikipedia User:Rinpoche talk page[edit]

(Messages to User:Spartaz, User:Jclemens, User:Looie496, User:Fram, User:Fæ)

Why did User: Spartaz delete my user talk page on Wikipedia? My account was blocked indefinitely by User:Fram and I left a polite message thanking him or her and explaining that my monniker 'Rinpoche' (an intensely private matter) was indicated by hovering the mouse over the image of Mount Kailash on my Userpage. I also added an image of Nikos Kazantzakis' grave with short quotations from John Banville's The Sea and Jon Stallworthy's The Future Guest and I was surprised to find the entire page deleted by Spartaz the following day.

What was the reason for that?

I should appreciate an explanation. You will appreciate that I can't use Wikipedia itself to contact you.

Rinpoche (talk) 10:40, 21 October 2010 (UTC)