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MEN & WOMEN

A place to discuss relations between the sexes.

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Here we can discuss how men and women understand and do not understand one another, the dynamics that then occur, communication and relationships.

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ME TOO?

Started by David Brazier Nov 8. 0 Replies

In the Spectator, Lara Prendergast writes:From chaperones to modesty wear, a sexual reformation is underway. While embracing so much freedom, society is moving towards prudishness.…Continue

THE DARK DEPTHS OF RELATIONSHIP

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Susthama Kim Oct 28. 7 Replies

In this item I would like to bring together two ideas. The first idea is that of an implicit contract in the couple relationship. A contact is an agreement of the "If you do this, I'll do that" variety. There has to be some complementarity between…Continue

LOVE IS WAY MORE MYSTERIOUS

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Satya Robyn Oct 23. 1 Reply

Here is an interesting article on relationships…Continue

WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN AN INSTITUTION?

Started by David Brazier Jul 19. 0 Replies

There is a saying attributed to Groucho Marx: Marriage is a great institution - but who wants to live in an institution?In Britain, divorce rates are falling. The reason for this is that it is now acceptable to live together and not get married in…Continue

JEALOUSY

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Apr 27. 6 Replies

I am still reading, from time to time, the book of the diary of Sophia Tolstoy. Here I just want to pick out one theme from the many:…Continue

WHAT DO WOMEN REALLY WANT? (Or men, for that matter)

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Mar 27. 11 Replies

This, of course, is a famous question, as much as anything for the fact that Freud confessed himself unable to answer it.One of the most interesting statistics to come out of the analysis of the recent US election is surely the fact that 53% of…Continue

IMPOSING VALUES

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Mar 9. 5 Replies

I am currently reading the diaries of Sophia Tolstoy who spent her life loving and fighting with her famous husband. He was a rich…Continue

RELATIONSHIPS COMING UP TRUMPS

Started by David Brazier Feb 15. 0 Replies

It seems that use of dating sites has gone up strongly since the new American president took office. This raises the interesting question of why people want to be with someone.…Continue

SELF, SEX, COMMODIFICATION & MANIPULATION

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Mat Osmond Feb 11. 3 Replies

Here at Eleusis we have all been (separately) watching the film sequence Century of the Self. So far Adam has watched the whole thing, I have watched…Continue

Gothic Relationship Drama

Started by David Brazier Sep 6, 2016. 0 Replies

A Compelling Novel I have recently read the Iris Murdoch novel, The Unicorn. It is what is technically referred to as a 'closed' novel in 'gothic' style; closed in the sense that the characters are constrained in a closed world by the structure of…Continue

Tags: relationships, novel, tragedy, freedom, Platonism

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Comment by Elja Stoel on December 14, 2015 at 21:59

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Comment by Dayamay Dunsby on December 14, 2015 at 15:17
That's quite interesting. On the one hand it seems like she's being over-needy and sensitive but his response is quite a cold and unhelpful one...hhhmmm...why does this seem so familiar!!? Namo Amida Bu( ;
 

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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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THE RUBICON

Posted by Susthama Kim on December 5, 2017 at 22:30 0 Comments

i have been attending a parent and toddler group at the Steiner school in Kings Langley for a little while. I first started going there with Selena and then started taking Dorian there in September. It’s a lovely place with a different outlook and philosophy, and where I have learned about the Rubicon stage, but unfortunately the regulatory body Ofsted had rated it badly and so it had to introduce radical measures in order to stay open. 

But these changes have made things worse for…

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By sheer power of aspiration

Posted by Susthama Kim on December 3, 2017 at 22:30 4 Comments

Ever since my ordination back in Dec 2003 I have always loved being involved in or being a witness to someone taking a step onto the Buddhist path. The aspirant or candidate taking on the Amida precepts always appears solemn, and sincere, and as I listen to the vows and see how willing they are to aspire to live an ideal life they become even bigger with a certain amount of gravitas and I find myself shrinking and becoming less Significant. It is a wonderfully moving experience and so I always… Continue

letter to Father Christmas

Posted by Susthama Kim on December 2, 2017 at 22:36 6 Comments

Dear Father Christmas,



Please can I have a light up Christmas tree and the prettiest baubles in your workshop. Love Selena



My daughter is 5 and loves decorations. She would love to have a garden with lots of flowers and fruit trees and plants but we live in a flat with a balcony so she spends time enjoying other people’s garden whenever she can. So maybe this Christmas we will try and create a mini Pureland garden on our balcony.



This Bodhi retreat she and her… Continue

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