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BODY, SPEECH & MIND

Commentary upon Summary of Faith and Practice (part 6) TEXT with body, speech and mind COMMENTARY This phrase occurs a great many times in…

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SIMPLE MIND

Continuing the commentary on Summary of Faith and Practice... TEXT If you can perform the practice in this simple minded way, COMMENTARY Of…

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3 on Tuesday
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IMPEDIMENTOS PARA LA FE (Traducción de "Impediments to Faith")

Publicado por David Brazier el 13 de marzo de 2017 en el grupo "Buddhism" Continuación del comentario  de la recopilación  “Fe y Práctica”.…

Started by Nati

0 Mar 23

NOT MONOTHEISM

The way that Pureland Buddhism is sometimes presented, it starts to sound like monotheism. This is not surprising given that the convention…

Started by David Brazier

8 Mar 21
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SHAN TAO'S DREAM

TEXT: Saving grace, as was made clear by Shan Tao's dream and advice to Tao Cho, only comes through the sange-mon. COMMENTARY: Sange means…

Started by David Brazier

2 Mar 16
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IMPEDIMENTS TO FAITH

Continuing the Commentary upon Summary of Faith and Practice TEXT Thus all obstacles become impediments to faith unless we experience cont…

Started by David Brazier

2 Mar 13
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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FIVE RANKS

I have posted a paper here. If you are interested in the foundations of Buddhism, especially Mahayna, this may be of interest. I have been…

Started by David Brazier

0 Mar 11

El Gran Pesar (Traducción de "The Great Grief")

Publicado por David Brazier, el 12 de febrero de 2017 en el grupo “Budismo” Continuando con el comentario del resumen “Fe y Práctica, parte…

Started by Nati

0 Feb 27

THE GREAT GRIEF

Continuing the commentary upon Summary of Faith & Practice, part 32 TEXT: This knowledge of our condition is part of the essential bas…

Started by David Brazier

4 Feb 19
Reply by Mat Osmond

EKAGATA

In my post: Principles Against Some Common Fallacies... 4. The idea of 'interbeing' was not taught by Buddha. This item is close to that of…

Started by David Brazier

2 Feb 15
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Posted by Adam Dunsby on March 29, 2017 at 14:27 0 Comments

 

The last three steps of the twelve step program are commonly known as the ''maintenance…

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Kindnesses

Posted by Andrew on March 23, 2017 at 9:07 1 Comment

The love your neighbour campaign in Birmingham came about after the decision to leave the EU. There was an increase in racist attacks and the Church of England hierarchy felt they should take action. What they did was encourage schools and other community venues to put free of charge bright orange banners on fencing etc with the words love your neighbour on them. At the moment funding has been obtained to make more banners to replace any of the 1000 that have gone up already and to encourage… Continue

The bowl of feathers

Posted by anki on March 22, 2017 at 11:09 0 Comments

Once upon a time there was a traveler from the lands below.

Lived in a cottage in the mountains all alone.

The only company he had were the animals and the trees.

Though company they were none the less spoke in language only the soul hears.

Songs of days passed they sang just…

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Nembutsu morning

Posted by Kaspalita on March 18, 2017 at 9:33 2 Comments

Honen encouraged his followers to set aside special times for intense practice; half a day, or a whole day, or a week. We’ll be continuously chanting nembutsu for three hours this morning. Unlike Honen I don’t manage to recite sixty or seventy thousand nembutsu everyday, as I’m going about ordinary life, so I love these set aside times when I can immerse myself in the presence of the Buddha, in the Buddha-field, in the Pure Land.…

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