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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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Study Grouop

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on November 13, 2017 at 8:04 0 Comments

We had our regular skype study group on Saturday evening. Three people attended including myself and we studied some of Dharmavidya’s writings and had very helpful discussions about subjects such as Buddhist prayer, accepting death and being Human. The next group will be on Saturday the 25th at 9.30pm. This late time is due to the fact that some of our members are overseas in different time zones. if you would like to join us please email me adamdunsby@hotmail.com or skype me…

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ON BEING LIBERALLY DOGMATIC (rather than dogmatically liberal)

Posted by David Brazier on November 8, 2017 at 11:30 0 Comments

Last night I had a conversation in a restaurant in which a person reported the view that the religion of the future would be Zen because Zen was a religion without dogmas. This statement struck me with particular force because at the moment I am in the middle of reviewing a draft chapter by another author on "Eastern Meditation Meets the West" for a future publication. This chapter highlights the cultural filters that ideas have to pass through in order to get a stamp of approval by our…

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Relationship.

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on September 9, 2017 at 20:56 0 Comments

Found this on a Chogyam Trungpa video…

''The relationship between student and teacher is like a dance…

In relating with the teacher, your critical input and your surrendering work together. They’re not working against each other. The more input you get from the teacher and the phenomenal world and the more you develop, at the same time, the more you question. So there is a kind of dance taking place between the teacher and yourself. You are not particularly trying to switch off…

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Reflections on Foolishness.

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on September 5, 2017 at 11:50 2 Comments

I sometimes can’t believe how defective I am!! Whilst despairing of myself the other day I remembered a Shinran teaching that I found some time ago. It really made me think and reinforced my resolve to practice.

It is a Pureland teaching about the depth of our sin preventing us from being genuinely good. Our efforts to be decent, caring beings are always based in and therefore contaminated by our self centredness, greed hatred and delusion. This is due to the…

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