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BEWARE OF MARRIAGE RESEARCH

There is an interesting item at https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/women-happy-children-spouse-partner-relationship-unmarried-

Started by David Brazier

1 May 29
Reply by Dayamay Dunsby

The "COR GENTIL" - Dante

Here is my translation of an early poem by Dante. It is written in the style of the "dolce stil novo" - The New Sweet Style, which started…

Started by David Brazier

0 May 13

BILL

Around his house, here and there,women’s clothes she did not wear.Did former lovers leave them here“Probably,” he said, “my dear.”“Should I…

Started by David Brazier

2 Oct 9, 2018
Reply by josephine jones

IN THE POWER OF APHRODITE

I have been reading extracts from a translation of The Travels of Bronteas. Brointeas is travelling with his slave Phylon in ancient Cyprus…

Started by David Brazier

0 Sep 20, 2018

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Here is a scenario. What do you think is going on here? What do you think may happen next? What would you say to Tom or to Mary? Do you thi…

Started by David Brazier

2 Mar 18, 2018
Reply by David Brazier

ME TOO?

In the Spectator, Lara Prendergast writes: From chaperones to modesty wear, a sexual reformation is underway. While embracing so much freed…

Started by David Brazier

0 Nov 8, 2017

THE DARK DEPTHS OF RELATIONSHIP

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…

Started by David Brazier

7 Oct 28, 2017
Reply by Susthama Kim

LOVE IS WAY MORE MYSTERIOUS

Here is an interesting article on relationships https://medium.com/@spiver/buddhism-and-relationships-can-this-relationship-last-six-essent

Started by David Brazier

1 Oct 23, 2017
Reply by Satya Robyn

WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN AN INSTITUTION?

There is a saying attributed to Groucho Marx: Marriage is a great institution - but who wants to live in an institution? In Britain, divorc…

Started by David Brazier

0 Jul 19, 2017

JEALOUSY

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: jealo…

Started by David Brazier

6 Apr 27, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

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MY MEDICAL CONDITION

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 6 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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Zero Limits

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2019 at 14:13 0 Comments

 

 

 

I have recently been made aware of a practice known as Ho’ponopono. Ho’ponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice, based on universal forgiveness, that was rediscovered and popularised in the 80s. A man called Joe Vitale(Hawaiian I think)  became enchanted by the practice after his daughter was healed from an…

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