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"Lovely and helpful reflection - thank you. Whether this is a right idea or a wrong…"

Mat Osmond replied Oct 29, 2017 to THE WRONG IDEA ABOUT THE RIGHT IDEA

5 Nov 4, 2017
Reply by Marianne Jacuzzi

"He actually said 'it felt like one long sigh of relief, from beginning to end'."

Mat Osmond replied Sep 29, 2017 to GENTLE SPIRIT

13 Oct 19, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

"Thankyou. One of the many letters here that read as one sigh of relief. (The phrase…"

Mat Osmond replied Sep 29, 2017 to GENTLE SPIRIT

13 Oct 19, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

"Being around others' births, and dying, has been just like that for me, as a witness…"

Mat Osmond replied Jul 24, 2017 to TRUE RELIGION IS SIMPLE FAITH

9 Jul 26, 2017
Reply by Annetta de Quaasteniet

"Thank you Dharmavydia, a beautiful addition to this unfurling commentary.  Am gratef…"

Mat Osmond replied Jul 23, 2017 to TRUE RELIGION IS SIMPLE FAITH

9 Jul 26, 2017
Reply by Annetta de Quaasteniet

"Beautiful, clear reflection on one of my favourite lines in the Summary, especially…"

Mat Osmond replied Jun 17, 2017 to SLAVES TO APPEARANCE

3 Jun 17, 2017
Reply by Mat Osmond

"Beautiful, thank you - the latter passage especially speaks of nembutsu in a way tha…"

Mat Osmond replied Jun 6, 2017 to RECEIVING THE SEED OF BUDDHAHOOD

4 Jun 30, 2017
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

"Wonderful. Thank you. As someone familiar with the treacling (I like that) life habi…"

Mat Osmond replied Apr 10, 2017 to COMPLETE ASSURANCE

4 Apr 10, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

"'aliveness is probably a better goal than happiness because aliveness encompasses th…"

Mat Osmond replied Apr 8, 2017 to HAPPINESS & EMPTINESS

4 Apr 9, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

"I loved this take on emptiness, have been coming to it in my mind the past two days.…"

Mat Osmond replied Apr 8, 2017 to HAPPINESS & EMPTINESS

4 Apr 9, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

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WHAT NEXT?

Posted by Susthama Kim on January 7, 2018 at 22:30 0 Comments

As far as my life goes, it is pretty boring; nothing too exciting or too adventurous. We had a ‘minor scare’ over Christmas, however, but it turned out to be nothing but a change in hormones. Had it come to fruition it would have meant another three years of my life doing nothing but the same thing that I have been doing for the past six years, and boy oh boy, I am so relieved that it was just a scare. You can never be too careful, and at the same time you can’t even plan the perfect time to…

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ITALIAN DAYS

Posted by David Brazier on January 7, 2018 at 16:00 2 Comments

I am currently in Milan - a fine city. This is the commercial hub of Italy, home of many big names and innumerable small enterprises that attract shoppers from all over the world. There is quite a strong sense of energy here. The biggest tourist attractions are La Scala and the Cathedral.

I have rented a…

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Johnny Halliday: la mort d'un monstre sacré

Posted by Tamuly Annette on December 18, 2017 at 21:45 1 Comment

L'engouement quasi mystique qu'a suscité la mort de Johnny Hallyday m'a incité à réfléchir sue un phénomène qui m'est apparu comme un substitut de religiosité...

Un monstre sacré

La mort de Johnny Halliday et ses obsèques le 8 décembre 2017

Il y a eu comme une sorte de fièvre médiatique lors de la mort – pourtant attendue – de notre chanteur national Johnny Halliday (Jean-Philippe Smet). Il venait de décéder un jour, après Jean d’Ormesson, et le dernier événement a en…

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JOHNNY HALLYDAY

Posted by David Brazier on December 6, 2017 at 10:08 1 Comment

Johnny Hallyday died just after midnight this morning.

A vous autres, hommes faibles et merveilleux

Qui mettez tant de grâce a vous retirer du jeu

Il faut qu'une main posée sur votre épaule

Vous pousse vers la vie, cette main tendre et légère

On a tous quelque chose en nous de Tennessee

Cette volonté de prolonger la nuit

Ce désir fou de vivre une autre vie

Ce rêve en nous avec ses mots à lui

Quelque chose de Tennessee

Cette force qui nous…

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