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"Yes, there are many forms of nembutsu. It is not the form that matters so much as th…"

David Brazier replied Aug 25, 2018 to Shikantaza

4 Aug 30, 2018
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"Shikantaza could be "other power", but I think that, despite the theory, many people…"

David Brazier replied Aug 21, 2018 to Shikantaza

4 Aug 30, 2018
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"Precious stones probably means that things are radiant. The awakened person experien…"

David Brazier replied Aug 19, 2018 to HOW TO READ A SUTRA

2 Aug 19, 2018
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"It might well do so. To avoid doing so humans have to either stop expanding their do…"

David Brazier replied Jun 14, 2018 to Shunyata

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"Ah, cette traduction a été faite par Vajra et Annette. "

David Brazier replied Feb 3, 2018 to QU'EST-CE QUE LE BOUDDHISME

6 Feb 6, 2018
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

"One or two accents missing but it is clear what you mean. :-) NAB"

David Brazier replied Jan 28, 2018 to QU'EST-CE QUE LE BOUDDHISME

6 Feb 6, 2018
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

"Yes, that is a very good example."

David Brazier replied Jan 22, 2018 to SPONTANEITY

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"Yes. Romantic determinism. Buddha was not a determinist. Though, as I say, there hav…"

David Brazier replied Jun 4, 2017 to Inevitable Awakening

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"I think that the answer has to be no. Although there seems to be repeated attempts t…"

David Brazier replied Jun 3, 2017 to Inevitable Awakening

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"Mudras In the West we have a commonly used mudra in the form of shaking hands. This…"

David Brazier replied Feb 28, 2017 to MANTRAS

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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

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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…

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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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