Unfortunately a lot of my time has become required for self-improvement
on my path. I won't be able to comb through threads/posts here or on Dharma Wheel (I was on both) any longer. If anyone e-mails me I'll do my best to help. I'm not an expert, but I am honest and not biased toward any particular school of Buddhist thought.
The "self", which is a construct of the mind, is non-self. It is not us, and we are not it. This self blinds us to reality; it is our Mara, our Satan, our Hades. Cast it out and behold the path to freedom.
(Visit for a free Buddhist e-mail account, while you're still attached to the 'net...)