David Brazier's Discussions (1,876)

Discussions Replied To (16) Replies Latest Activity

"Yes, though it can be very embarrassing :-)"

David Brazier replied Aug 4, 2017 to OF HUMAN BONDAGE

5 Aug 4, 2017
Reply by Satya Robyn

"Ah, Jan, thinking of you."

David Brazier replied Aug 2, 2017 to OF HUMAN BONDAGE

5 Aug 4, 2017
Reply by Satya Robyn

"I have given up on the book for now. The thing I enjoyed in it is the adventures and…"

David Brazier replied May 3, 2017 to THE ASIATICS ~ Frederick Prokosch

2 May 3, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

"I have now at last completed reading the diary. It is a sad tale. A long marriage ri…"

David Brazier replied Apr 1, 2017 to THE DIARIES OF SOPHIA TOLSTOY

7 Apr 1, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

"Yes. A different world. I hope the cat appreciates it :-)"

David Brazier replied Mar 5, 2017 to THE DIARIES OF SOPHIA TOLSTOY

7 Apr 1, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

"It would be nice to be able to rad it in Russian, of course. Such a fascinating coun…"

David Brazier replied Mar 5, 2017 to THE DIARIES OF SOPHIA TOLSTOY

7 Apr 1, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

"Ah, thanks, Charlene. Yes, I'm enjoying the book - and, i think, a great deal more t…"

David Brazier replied Mar 5, 2017 to THE DIARIES OF SOPHIA TOLSTOY

7 Apr 1, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

"I have now finally finished The Sea The Sea. It is quite a long book. Basically it i…"

David Brazier replied Feb 18, 2017 to THE SEA, THE SEA

3 Feb 18, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

"Ah, I have quite a pile of "books to read" many of them acquired on my recent trip t…"

David Brazier replied Jan 29, 2017 to THE SEA, THE SEA

3 Feb 18, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

"I have not had time to listen to the whole thing yet but I have heard more than half…"

David Brazier replied Jan 20, 2017 to GRASMERE JOURNAL ~ Dorothy Wordsworth

3 Jan 24, 2017
Reply by Mat Osmond

RSS

Events

ITZI Conference 2019

Subscribe to ITZI Conference Newsletter

* indicates required

Blog Posts

WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 2 Comments



At the moment I am feeling very sad for the state of the planet. As I write the great forests are being consumed by fire, both the tropical forest in Brazil and the tundra forest in Russia. The great forests are the lungs of the earth. I myself have lung problems. When there are parts of the lungs that don’t work anymore one can run out of energy. It can strike suddenly. We will probably not do anything serious about climate change or wildlife extinction…

Continue

MY MEDICAL CONDITION

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 10 Comments

My medical condition continues to be a mystery. It is clear that I do not have any of the big nasty things - brain tumour, cracked skull, stroke, etc - as these have been ruled out by MRI investigation. Nonetheless I continue to have persistent, continuous head pain that varies in intensity and I become exhausted by the least effort so that I am functioning like an invalid incapable of doing very much. There is always a possibility that the whole syndrome is a…

Continue

Grace.

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on June 2, 2019 at 1:02 4 Comments

“Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? It does not mean that we suddenly believe that God exists, or that Jesus is the saviour, or that the Bible contains the truth. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark Valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us… Continue

Sit

Posted by Geeta Chari on April 26, 2019 at 22:13 3 Comments

This is a short video of a Buddhist monk and his family. 

It raised questions on parenting and Buddhism - does detachment (or perhaps quietism), as practiced here, lead to demotivation and disengagement with the world around one?

His children find the detachment practised by the monk disquieting. They appreciate the irony of detachment, which is supposed to…

Continue

© 2019   Created by David Brazier.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service