In Dharma practice, questions are very important. Most instances of enlightenment recorded occur in dialogues and most of these start from a question. This is how the Dharma is given and received. It is not just a matter of getting the right answer. The very act of asking and answering is a practice. Here I will offer answers to the questions that I get asked from time to time and so we shall meet.

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In this group will be posted answers to questions asked by enquirers about issues in psychology, spirituality, philosophy and personal life. If you want to pose a question, please e-mail it to with the heading "Questions in the Sand".

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Le Bouddha était-il auto-pouvoir ou autre pouvoir ?

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman May 12. 0 Replies

Question : En lisant les sutras des Nikayas, ce que le Bouddha enseigne semble être très auto-pouvoir - essayez de vous concentrer, faites ceci, ne faites pas cela - j'ai du mal à concilier ceci avec les enseignements de Terre Pure et je me…Continue

Facultés secondaires

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman Apr 19. 0 Replies

Question : D'après ma compréhension de la Terre Pure, nous sommes tous des bombu et nous utilisons donc le nembutsu, car il est facile à comprendre pour nous. Pratiquer davantage (par la méditation ou l'utilisation d'autres moyens intellectuels)…Continue

Bouddha et Derrida

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman Apr 11. 0 Replies

Question : Derrida est réputé pour avoir dit qu'"il n'y a rien sans contexte" et je me demandais si sa pensée recouvre partiellement celle de l’origine dépendante.Réponse courte : Certainement, mais... tout n'est pas impermanent.Réponse plus longue…Continue

Secundaire vaardigheden

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman Apr 8. 0 Replies

Vraag: Mijn begrip van Zuiverland is dat we allemaal bombu zijn en daarom gebruik maken van de nembutsu, omdat die voor ons gemakkelijk te begrijpen is. Meer oefenen (door middel van meditatie of het gebruik van andere intellectuele middelen) lijkt…Continue

Boeddha en Derrida

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman Apr 1. 0 Replies

Vraag: Derrida staat erom bekend dat hij zegt dat "er niets is zonder context" en ik vroeg me af of zijn denken deels overlapt met afhankelijk ontstaan.Kort antwoord: Zeker, maar..... niet alles is vergankelijk.Langer antwoord: Boeddha's leer…Continue

Dukkha-Dukkha et encore plus de Dukkha

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman Mar 18. 0 Replies

Question : L'enseignement commun du Theravada et du Mahayana tibétain sur les trois niveaux de souffrance a-t-il une place dans la Terre Pure ?La souffrance de la souffrance (Pali : dukkha-dukkha) : c’est l’évidente douleur physique et mentale et…Continue

Dukkha-Dukkha & Meer Dukkha

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman Mar 12. 0 Replies

Vraag: Heeft de gemeenschappelijke leer die we kennen vanuit Theravada en vanuit het Tibetaanse Mahayana die gaat over de drie niveaus van lijden, een plaats in Zuiverland?het lijden aan het lijden (Pali: dukkha-dukkha) - duidelijke fysieke en…Continue

La non-mort

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman Mar 12. 0 Replies

Question: Je pense comprendre en gros ce qu’est la non-mort. Est-ce que l'état de non renaissance fait qu’il n’y  plus de mort? En quoi la non-mort diffère-t-elle de l'immortel? S'il n'y a plus ni naissance ni mort, c'est bien l'immortalité ?Réponse…Continue

Was Boeddha zelfkracht of anderkracht ?

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman Mar 11. 0 Replies

Vraag: Als ik de sutra's van de Nikayas lees, lijkt veel van wat de Boeddha onderwijst erg zelfkracht te zijn - probeer hard om je te concentreren, doe dit wel en doe dat niet - ik heb moeite met de Zuiverlandleer en vroeg me af of je meent dat die…Continue

Le non-ne

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman Feb 28. 0 Replies

Le non-néQuestion: Quel est exactement l'enseignement / la doctrine de la non-naissance? Je ne peux parvenir à une réponse que par l'idée que rien ne peut naître …. sauf les causes et conditions à partir desquelles une réalité transitoire émerge. Et…Continue

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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…


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…



Posted by Susthama Kim on April 16, 2019 at 21:30 0 Comments

My children, Floor and I have been at Eleusis for a week visiting Dharmavidya. He had had another attack of new embolisms in his lungs a few weeks ago, and had gone to see a specialist at the hospital who then kept him in the hospital for just under a week and was back home the day before we arrived.

When we arrived, he told us of another serious blockage problem. He lives in the countryside, quite remote, and is on…



Posted by David Brazier on March 15, 2019 at 16:59 2 Comments

We have just had our first Eleusis Seminar on the theme of the Philosophy of Taoism.

Sixteen people took part and from immediate feedback it seems to have been a great success.

We shall do more.

There is a second meeting of a more open kind this evening.

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