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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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BEWARE OF MARRIAGE RESEARCH

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Dayamay Dunsby May 29. 1 Reply

There is an interesting item at…Continue

The "COR GENTIL" - Dante

Started by David Brazier May 13. 0 Replies

Here is my translation of an early poem by Dante. It is written in the style of the "dolce stil novo" - The New Sweet Style, which started from a poem “Al cor gentil rempaira sempre amore,” by Guido Guinizelli  (d. c.1276) who is the sage mentioned…Continue

BILL

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by josephine jones Oct 9, 2018. 2 Replies

Around his house, here and there,women’s clothes she did not wear.Did former lovers leave them here“Probably,” he said, “my dear.”“Should I be jealous, now?”she asked, crinkling her lovely brow.“Oh, jealousy is such a pain,”he answered, casually,…Continue

IN THE POWER OF APHRODITE

Started by David Brazier Sep 20, 2018. 0 Replies

I have been reading extracts from a translation of The Travels of Bronteas. Brointeas is travelling with his slave Phylon in ancient Cyprus. He visits a number of cities and temples most of which are dedicated to Aphrodite. What emerges is a picture…Continue

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Mar 18, 2018. 2 Replies

Here is a scenario. What do you think is going on here? What do you think may happen next? What would you say to Tom or to Mary? Do you think this scenario is common or unusual? How? Why?Mary was, like many girls, rather frightened of sex as an…Continue

ME TOO?

Started by David Brazier Nov 8, 2017. 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, 2017. 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, 2017. 1 Reply

Here is an interesting article on relationships…Continue

WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN AN INSTITUTION?

Started by David Brazier Jul 19, 2017. 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, 2017. 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

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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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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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