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"Many thanks, Iris."

David Brazier replied Aug 18 to ON NOT BEING IN CONTROL

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"If I have faith then I do not feel so defensive and I can accept others as they, str…"

David Brazier replied Jul 16 to SOME POINTS ABOUT SELF POWER AND OTHER POWER

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"Yes. Even desire or effort to progress is not really needed. What is needed is faith…"

David Brazier replied Jul 15 to SOME POINTS ABOUT SELF POWER AND OTHER POWER

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"Thank you, Yaya, for sharing that excellent example."

David Brazier replied Jul 11 to TWO TYPES OF INDIVIDUALITY

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"In a classical approach to the arts it is the artistic product that matters and the…"

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"Speak from your heart as it is and there will be an answer for one's condition. Ther…"

David Brazier replied Apr 7 to MOMENTS OF ETERNITY

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"fund? Could be a contraction of an imagined verb from the word fun, perhaps. "

David Brazier replied Jan 5 to HOW THE WEST LIKES TO MISREAD BUDDHISM

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"Thanks, Mat. I'm back home in France now."

David Brazier replied Dec 20, 2018 to SILENT ILLUMINATION

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"No, I'm in Canada at the Bodhi Retreat with Prajña. Namo Amida Bu !"

David Brazier replied Dec 7, 2018 to BODHI DAY

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"No. She sees from heaven that her son is near to death and comes to comfort him. He…"

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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…

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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…

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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

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…

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