QUESTIONS IN THE SAND

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QUESTIONS IN THE SAND

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 dharmavidya@fastmail.fm with the heading "Questions in the Sand".

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Beneficios del menbutsu

Started by Sol García on Sunday. 0 Replies

Me emociono al leeros porque ayer lo experimenté con mucha claridad: estábamos 13 mujeres  en un taller trabajando las cosas de la plenipausia, me tocaba ponerme al servicio de ellas, cuidarlas...  y eso me proporcionó  tanta plenitud, amor y…Continue

Beneficios de la práctica del Nembutsu (Traducción de "Benefits of nembutsu practice")

Started by Nati on Saturday. 0 Replies

(Publicado por David Brazier el 4 de enero de 2017 en “Questions in the Sand”)PREGUNTA: Quisiera saber cómo podría tratar el mal karma y los engaños que me causan  gran dolor, si existen o no prácticas o formas de canto para recibir beneficios en…Continue

ENGAÑO (Traducción al español de "Delusion")

Started by Nati. Last reply by Nati Feb 9. 2 Replies

(Por David Brazier, 9 de diciembre de 2016 en “Questions in the Sand”) PREGUNTA: De los tres venenos, entiendo muy bien los conceptos de codicia y odio, pero me resulta más difícil darle sentido al de engaño o ignorancia. ¿Podrías decirme algo más…Continue

Mantras

Started by Tamuly Annette. Last reply by maryse guiblain Feb 5. 3 Replies

Quels sont exactement le sens et la fonction d'un mantra? Les mots utilisés dans un mantra et la syllabe OM en particulier, n'ont-ils qu'une valeur arbitraire ou sont-ils d'ordre sacré?Réponse de Dharmavidya:Je pense qu'aucune de ces positions ne…Continue

ADOPTAR EN SECRETO EL SUFRIMIENTO AJENO (Traducción al español de "Secretly taking on the sufferings of others")

Started by Nati. Last reply by Eduardo Oca Jan 31. 5 Replies

(Por David Brazier, publicado el 16 de enero en “Questions in the Sand”) PREGUNTA: ¿Podrías decirme algo más acerca del versículo ”Infunde ayuda y felicidad sobre todos los seres, y secretamente deja sobre mí todo su daño y sufrimiento (Los ocho…Continue

LA VIDA Y LA MUERTE SON LOS MISMO( Traducción al español de "Life and Death are the Same)

Started by Nati Jan 31. 0 Replies

(Publicado por David Brazier , el 22 de enero de 2017 en “Questions in the Sand”)PREGUNTA: En tu libro haces la siguiente afirmación:” La vida y la muerte son lo mismo.” ¿Podrías explicar esto en más detalle?RESPUESTA CORTA: Sólo es una cosa tras…Continue

MANTRAS

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Jan 30. 4 Replies

QUESTION: We had an interesting discussion about the sacred syllabe OM used in so many religions (Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism...) Someone said that in a mantra, OM could be replaced by any other sound since we are the ones who give a sacred power to…Continue

SECRETLY TAKING ON THE SUFFERINGS OF OTHERS

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Satya Robyn Jan 26. 30 Replies

QUESTION: Can you tell something more on the verse “Bring help and happiness to all other beings, and secretly take upon myself, all their harm and suffering” (The eight verses off Geshe Langri Thangpa in the Nien Fo book off Amida order): People…Continue

THE DEATHLESS

Started by Andrew Jan 25. 0 Replies

QUESTION: I think I broadly understand deathless. The state of no rebirth and therefore no more death? How does deathless differ from immortal. If there is no more birth and no more death surely this is immortality? SHORT ANSWER: The Deathless is…Continue

LIFE & DEATH ARE THE SAME

Started by David Brazier Jan 22. 0 Replies

QUESTION: In your book you make the statement "Life and death are the same". Could you explain this in more detail?SHORT ANSWER: Just one thing after another.LONGER ANSWER: One way of understanding the key point in the Buddhist message is as the…Continue

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COURSES PLANNED FOR KOREA THIS YEAR

Posted by David Brazier on February 8, 2017 at 11:55 1 Comment

These are the courses that I am planning to offer in Seoul, S. Korea this summer.

THREE FIVE DAY PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING WORKSHOPS WORKSHOP

7-11 August 2017 ~ Workshop 1

SNOW UPON A SILVER PLATE [ 銀盌盛雪]: PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY & THEIR PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC APPLICATION

In this workshop we shall introduce and review important aspects of Buddhist psychology including the conditioned and unconditioned mind,…

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Communication? Quelle communication?

Posted by Tamuly Annette on February 6, 2017 at 19:00 3 Comments

J'ai toujours pensé que la véritable communication  ne pouvait se faire qu'en face-à-face et que les communications virtuelles - si communes aujourd'hui sur les réseaux sociaux - ne sont que de déplorables pis-aller. Pourtant, à la réflexion, il me semble qu'il convient de corriger ce point de vue par trop simpliste. Certes, rien ne vaut la richesse d'une rencontre réelle où les paroles ne sont qu'un élément d'un ensemble où tout peut devenir signifiant. Les mots s'accompagnent de toute une…

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SOME INTERESTING STATISTICS

Posted by David Brazier on January 31, 2017 at 15:13 4 Comments

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