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"Namo Amida Bu "

Vajrapala Lut Moerman replied Jul 6 to HET AANROEPEN VAN VAJRASATTVA

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"Very moving! Thanks Namo Amida Bu "

Vajrapala Lut Moerman replied Jul 5 to INVOKING VAJRASATTVA

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"Namo Amida Bu"

Vajrapala Lut Moerman replied Jun 12 to PURE CONTAINER

1 Jun 12
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"Deep bow Namo Amida Bu Thanks !"

Vajrapala Lut Moerman replied Apr 14 to THE BUDDHIST SHRINE OR ALTAR

1 Apr 14
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"Happy to be a member off Amida-Buddha's family! Namo Amida Bu"

Vajrapala Lut Moerman replied Mar 11 to Being Natural is Rather Unusual

5 Mar 12
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"Namo Amida Bu"

Vajrapala Lut Moerman replied Mar 5 to UNE FOI AU-DELA DU DESESPOIR

2 Mar 5
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"Very clear. Diminishing self-importance .... difficult. But indeed I experience it a…"

Vajrapala Lut Moerman replied Feb 28 to EARLY BUDDHISM IN A NUTSHELL

5 Mar 2
Reply by David Brazier

"Thank you so much _/|\_ Namo Amida Bu "

Vajrapala Lut Moerman replied Jan 12 to AFFINITY WITH INFINITY

1 Jan 12
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"Deep bow, Namo Amida Bu"

Vajrapala Lut Moerman replied Jul 25, 2017 to TRUE RELIGION IS SIMPLE FAITH

9 Jul 26, 2017
Reply by Annetta de Quaasteniet

"Namo Amida Bu Thanks"

Vajrapala Lut Moerman replied Jun 30, 2017 to IRREVERSIBILITY & DETERMINISM ~ An old Buddhist controversy

2 Jun 30, 2017
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Running a Course in Korea and Elsewhere

Posted by David Brazier on August 3, 2018 at 1:40 2 Comments

I am currently leading courses on Buddhist psychology here in Seoul, Korea, but as I am putting the course onto this site as we go along, members of La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) are also responding so it is a bit as though the course is going on in several countries at the same time which is nice.

Varlam Shalamov

Posted by Geeta Chari on July 16, 2018 at 0:00 1 Comment

From The Paris Review:

For fifteen years the writer Varlam Shalamov was imprisoned in the Gulag for participating in “counter-revolutionary Trotskyist activities.” He endured six of those years enslaved in the gold mines of Kolyma, one of the coldest and most hostile places on earth. While he was awaiting sentencing, one of his short stories was…

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The Buddha, Season 1, Episode 1

Posted by Geeta Chari on June 29, 2018 at 9:21 1 Comment

I have been watching The Buddha on Netflix, and although I came well-prepared to scoff, there is a surprising amount of food for thought from a Pureland perspective. What follows is a review of the Pureland touches in the episode, coloured inevitably by my upbringing in India, although I have now lived in Britain for more than half my life.

The scene opens in the republic of Kapilavastu, depicted as a green and pleasant land, with the Himalayan mountains as a backdrop. (I was…

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Nembutsu Question

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2018 at 8:22 1 Comment

I found this in a book that I'm reading. It has challenged my current "understanding" of the Nembutsu. I tend to think of the name itself as salvation and the bridge to the Pure Land...

"...Nembutsu is not a means to gain salvation but a reflection of it. Shinran acknowledges there is nembutsu without true entrusting because he lived in an environment where nembutsu was recited for benefits and merit. By itself it cannot produce true entrusting. Nevertheless, they are inseparable as…

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