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DUKKHA IS INEVITABLE

Podcast 7 April 2020 Amida%20Shu%20Podcast%202020%200407.mp3 On the occasion of Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, being…

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0 on Tuesday

FAITH IN THE MIDST OF THE FIRE

PAIN IN A BOMBU WORLD In the on-line order meeting this past Saturday I said that in relation to the current world crisis caused by the arr…

Started by David Brazier

5 Apr 1
Reply by Óscar Martínez

EIGHTFOLD PATH IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC

1. Right view: This too shall pass.   2. Right thought: Compassion for those who suffer.  Gratitude for simple things. 3. Right speech: Do…

Started by David Brazier

0 Apr 1

BHAKTI

I'm posting this lovely piece with permission from Nati TRANSLATION: Namo Amida Bu! ... When reciting the Nembutsu I start by calling Amida…

Started by David Brazier

1 Mar 31
Reply by Dayamay Dunsby

FRAGRANCE OF DHARMA FAITH

There is a verse called Koge in Japanese that is used regularly in Jodo Shu services. A loose translation goes as follows: FRAGRANCE GATHA…

Started by David Brazier

0 Mar 31

STERVEN, DE DOOD, BARDO, GEBOORTE, TERUGKEER

In antwoord op het verzoek van Vajrapala om de boeddhistische leer over de dood te beschrijven, is dit wat ik heb gehoord.  Sommige delen…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Mar 30

DYING, DEATH, BARDO, BIRTH, RETURN

In response to Vajrapala’s request that I might describe the Buddhist teaching on death, here is what I have heard.  Some parts of this, th…

Started by David Brazier

1 Mar 30
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

ON BEING BUSY

Amida is always busy Always be busy with Amida. Make all business Amida Nembutsu Be busy with the thought of Amida Be courageously busy su…

Started by David Brazier

0 Mar 30

GELOOF IN HET MIDDEN VAN HET VUUR

PIJN IN EEN BOMBU WERELD   In de on-line orderbijeenkomst van afgelopen zaterdag heb ik gezegd dat ik in verband met de huidige wereldcris…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Mar 24

SAIGYO

Saigyo (1118-1190) was a wandering poet monk in Japan.  He is one of the most famous Japanese poets.  He wrote more than fifteen hundred po…

Started by David Brazier

0 Mar 22

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Standing Watch

Posted by Robert Joshin Althouse on April 5, 2020 at 20:17 0 Comments

Fragile Nature

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 5, 2020 at 11:34 1 Comment

I found this lovely quote in a book about Jizo bodhisattva:



"We perceive the fragile nature of our human life and it makes us afraid. As protection against the inevitable assaults of a human life - separations, failures, abuse, illness and death - we construct a set of strategies and defences called a self. Each time we perceive danger we fortify the defences until we find ourselves trapped and isolated inside its walls. Like a stone or wooden Jizo, we are frozen and lifeless. We… Continue

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