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WOULDN'T IT BE NICE

Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a world where big countries did not exploit and plunder weaker countries when people have to leave their ho…

Started by David Brazier

1 Jul 3
Reply by Massimo Tomassini

NOTES ON BRITISH POLITICAL PARTIES

The Brexit Party. This is the successor to the UK Independence Party. It is difficult to see UKIP ever becoming a significant force again…

Started by David Brazier

3 Jun 2
Reply by Dayamay Dunsby

SOME PESSIMISTIC THOUGHTS

It is notable how symptoms of social disintegration have been multiplying recently. The politics of the UK and of the USA have not been so…

Started by David Brazier

2 Feb 25
Reply by David Brazier

WHY THE BREXIT "NEGOTIATIONS" ARE A FIASCO

A basic problem is that the British side is run by politicians and the European side by bureaucrats. As a sweeping generlisation, politicia…

Started by David Brazier

0 Jan 30

REFLECTIONS ON OUR INABILITY TO CHANGE

The basic problem for the world at the moment is that we have had an economic system that has kind-of worked for several hundred years but…

Started by David Brazier

2 Jan 26
Reply by David Brazier

TRICK OR TRUMP

Someone has asked me my opinion about the US government shutdown. Well, I have opinions, for what they are worth, about several aspects of…

Started by David Brazier

2 Jan 11
Reply by David Brazier

PROPHESY

Naked we come into this world and naked we depart. All the sages remind us. Little Jesus in his manger received gifts from the Magi, but wh…

Started by David Brazier

4 Dec 26, 2018
Reply by Mat Osmond

TROUBLE COMING: USA TODAY, EVERYWHERE ELSE TOMORROW

What is happening to the USA? On normal conventional headline statistics it seems to be doing well. Unemployment is at a low, profits rolli…

Started by David Brazier

4 Dec 22, 2018
Reply by David Brazier

AMERICA WITHDRAWS

The news today that the Trump administration is to withdraw all US troops from Syria and half of its contingent from Afghanistan is of grea…

Started by David Brazier

2 Dec 22, 2018
Reply by David Brazier

EUROPEAN ARMY?

President Macron has said now that Europe needs its own military in order to protect itself against Russia, China and even the USA. https:/…

Started by David Brazier

0 Nov 10, 2018

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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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