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KOAN AND ANJIN

BRINGING TWO IDEAS TOGETHER Koans are usually associated with Zen and the term Anjin is usually associated with Pureland so nobody ever wri…

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Shariputra a dit

Shariputra a dit : "C'est ici que vit un moine, répandant des pensées de bonne volonté dans toutes les directions. Il vit en les répandant…

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ONE NEMBUTSU LEADS TO MANY NEMBUTSU

Honen said “Out of the eleation experienced in the knowledge that birth in the Pure Land is possible through the recitation of one or ten n…

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SOME POINTS ABOUT SELF POWER AND OTHER POWER

SELF POWER LEADS TO OTHER POWERThe objective of self power is to extinguish itself. Self power Buddhism is a kind of extinction Buddhism: b…

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CATALYST AS A WAY OF BEING

Sometimes the healer is a catalyst. A catalyst is a substance that makes a reaction between other substances possible, yet emerges from the…

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EEN AANTAL PUNTEN OVER ZELFKRACHT EN ANDERKRACHT...

EIGEN-KRACHT LEIDT NAAR ANDERKRACHT Het doel van zelfkracht is om zichzelf te doven. Zelfkracht Boeddhisme is een soort van uitroeiingsboe…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

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FOLLOWING THE CALLING

Amida is calling to me, is calling me, which means that all the Buddhas that ever were or will be are calling me, calling to say “Stop! Loo…

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0 Jul 12

TORMENT

Buddha said, “There are people who torment themselves. There are people who torment others. There are people who torment both themselves a…

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2 Jul 11
Reply by Jan Wizinowich

THE LOGIC OF OTHER POWER

There is no reason to assume that we are inherently compassionate and wise. We clearly have a capacity for wisdom and compassion, but also…

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1 Jul 11
Reply by Jan Wizinowich

TWO TYPES OF INDIVIDUALITY

SELF-SUFFICIENCY WITHOUT EGO In Buddhism one can be confused at seemingly opposite teachings on individuality and self-reliance. On the one…

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7 Jul 11
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MY MEDICAL CONDITION

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 6 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…

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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

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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…

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Zero Limits

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2019 at 14:13 0 Comments

 

 

 

I have recently been made aware of a practice known as Ho’ponopono. Ho’ponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice, based on universal forgiveness, that was rediscovered and popularised in the 80s. A man called Joe Vitale(Hawaiian I think)  became enchanted by the practice after his daughter was healed from an…

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