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Vajrapala Lut Moerman liked Dayamay Dunsby's blog post Nembutsu Question
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David Brazier commented on Dayamay Dunsby's blog post Nembutsu Question
"Nembutsu is "please" and nembutsu is "thank you". Today nembutsu may be joy, tomorrow it may be contrition, the day after it may be hope, wonder, despair, freedom...."
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Dayamay Dunsby posted a blog post

Nembutsu Question

I found this in a book that I'm reading. It has challenged my current "understanding" of the Nembutsu. I tend to think of the name itself as salvation and the bridge to the Pure Land..."...Nembutsu is not a means to gain salvation but a reflection of it. Shinran acknowledges there is nembutsu without true entrusting because he lived in an environment where nembutsu was recited for benefits and merit. By itself it cannot produce true entrusting. Nevertheless, they are inseparable as nembutsu…See More
Friday
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion IS IT SELFISH TO GO TO THE PURE LAND? in the group BUDDHISM
"Yes. Good guy bad guy wrong, stay close to the Buddha. Great teaching, thanks again! Namo Amida Buddha(  ;"
Apr 17
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion IS IT SELFISH TO GO TO THE PURE LAND? in the group BUDDHISM
"Does this mean that we're realistically deluded!!?? (I shoild probably speak for myself!(  ,) Namo Amida Bu!"
Apr 16
Dayamay Dunsby liked David Brazier's discussion IS IT SELFISH TO GO TO THE PURE LAND?
Apr 16
Dayamay Dunsby posted a blog post

Shinran and Ippen

On Saturday evening our regular study group met on Skype where we looked at and discussed material from "No Abode", a beautiful book about the life of Ippen, ancient Japanese Purland master and "The Essential Shinran" which documents the life of Shinran Shonin, one of Honen's most famous disciples. We had a very stimulating discussion which I enjoyed greatly. We will be meeting again on Saturday 19th May at 9pm British time. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join us.…See More
Apr 16
Dayamay Dunsby commented on David Brazier's group POETRY
"Assume nothing! Think deeply about everything. Even the key turning in the door that stands between you and... Brace yourself for something else... Anything. Exert laziness and just give up. Find the lowest point and submit. Assume nothing!! Namo…"
Apr 7
Dayamay Dunsby posted a status
"New sounds...https://soundcloud.com/halfgasho/pure-lands-4 This was born in a stubborn dark patch that I encountered. Namo Amida Bu( :"
Apr 2
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion A QUIET LIFE in the group ELEUSIS NEWS: What Did You Do This Week?
"Thanks Dharmavidya. That makes me miss being there with you guys. Hopefully I'll be there in the summer for a visit. Give Tara some love from me. Namo Amida Bu(   ;"
Mar 26
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion Negativity: the importance of secondary thought in the group BUDDHISM
"Thanks Rob. Yes, I've been reading popular, contempory philosophy on the subject of oneness for quite some time. I think as a race we have a tendency to want to reduce everything to a single, all inclusive principle so that we can feel that…"
Mar 21
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion Negativity: the importance of secondary thought in the group BUDDHISM
"Good discussion guys. The elusive Self stuff made me think of Quantum Physics, where it seems that the closer you look, the less there is to see. I think the world/universe has a way of symbollicaly demonstrating the nature of this mystery, which…"
Mar 20
Dayamay Dunsby posted a blog post

Bombu Magic.

''The lotus does not grow in the solid ground of lofty plateaus, but in the muddy ponds of lowland marshes. This is an analogy meaning that foolish beings, while in the mud of blind passions, put forth the blossoms of the Buddha's perfect enlightenment; This indicates the inconceivable power of the Tathagata's universal Primal Vow.''From ''The Essential Shinran.''See More
Mar 14
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion Do Numbers Matter? Crazy Logic. in the group BUDDHISM
"I'm going to put it to the test. Starting Monday I'll do 3,000 a day for the rest of the year. I worked out it will take me about 10 minutes to do a thousand so half an hour a day at a reasonable rate should do the job! That feels like a…"
Mar 9
Dayamay Dunsby replied to Vajrapala Lut Moerman's discussion Qu'est ce que le nembutsu in the group QUESTIONS IN THE SAND
"Merci beacoup. Tres bien! J'ai compris plupart! ...Je pense. Namo Amida Bu(   :"
Feb 25
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion QU'EST-CE QUE LE BOUDDHISME in the group QUESTIONS IN THE SAND
"How's my French?? I got the gist of the teaching but not sure about my reply!! Namo Amida Bu( :"
Jan 28

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I am a trainee Amitarya in the Amida Order and am currently living in the Malvern Temple. I love music and make electronic dance music on an amateur level. I also play guitar. I love philosophy as well as Buddhism and read all sorts of philosophical material. I meditate regularly and practice Tai chi. I spent two wonderful months at Eleusis this year(2015)with Dharmavidya and others, I consider it to be one of my spiritual homes and a truly mystical place! Namo Amida Bu( :
How did you hear about Eleusis?
Through Malvern Sangha.
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Eleusis has so much to offer and I like to be able to offer something back by helping to maintain the buildings and the grounds as well as contributing to the beautiful atmosphere with spiritual practice and community activities. Namo Amida Bu( ;

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Nembutsu Question

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 8:22 1 Comment

I found this in a book that I'm reading. It has challenged my current "understanding" of the Nembutsu. I tend to think of the name itself as salvation and the bridge to the Pure Land...

"...Nembutsu is not a means to gain salvation but a reflection of it. Shinran acknowledges there is nembutsu without true entrusting because he lived in an environment where nembutsu was recited for benefits and merit. By itself it cannot produce true entrusting. Nevertheless, they are inseparable as…

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Shinran and Ippen

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 8:00 0 Comments

On Saturday evening our regular study group met on Skype where we looked at and discussed material from "No Abode", a beautiful book about the life of Ippen, ancient Japanese Purland master and "The Essential Shinran" which documents the life of Shinran Shonin, one of Honen's most famous disciples. We had a very stimulating discussion which I enjoyed greatly. We will be meeting again on Saturday 19th May at 9pm British time. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join us.…

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Bombu Magic.

Posted on March 14, 2018 at 10:31 0 Comments

''The lotus does not grow in the solid ground of lofty plateaus, but in the muddy ponds of lowland marshes. This is an analogy meaning that foolish beings, while in the mud of blind passions, put forth the blossoms of the Buddha's perfect enlightenment; This indicates the inconceivable power of the Tathagata's universal Primal Vow.''

From ''The Essential Shinran.''

Study Grouop

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 8:04 0 Comments

We had our regular skype study group on Saturday evening. Three people attended including myself and we studied some of Dharmavidya’s writings and had very helpful discussions about subjects such as Buddhist prayer, accepting death and being Human. The next group will be on Saturday the 25th at 9.30pm. This late time is due to the fact that some of our members are overseas in different time zones. if you would like to join us please email me adamdunsby@hotmail.com or skype me…

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At 11:33 on April 25, 2016, Elja Stoel said…

Ha Adam, so you had a noisy visiter in your bedroom last night? :-) 

At 21:58 on December 26, 2015, David Brazier said…

Hope you have had a good Christmas. Lots of love. Namo Amida Bu

At 0:15 on December 7, 2015, Elja Stoel said…

Ha Adam! Good to see you here too! :-) Namo Amida Bu

 
 
 

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Nembutsu Question

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2018 at 8:22 1 Comment

I found this in a book that I'm reading. It has challenged my current "understanding" of the Nembutsu. I tend to think of the name itself as salvation and the bridge to the Pure Land...

"...Nembutsu is not a means to gain salvation but a reflection of it. Shinran acknowledges there is nembutsu without true entrusting because he lived in an environment where nembutsu was recited for benefits and merit. By itself it cannot produce true entrusting. Nevertheless, they are inseparable as…

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Shinran and Ippen

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 16, 2018 at 8:00 0 Comments

On Saturday evening our regular study group met on Skype where we looked at and discussed material from "No Abode", a beautiful book about the life of Ippen, ancient Japanese Purland master and "The Essential Shinran" which documents the life of Shinran Shonin, one of Honen's most famous disciples. We had a very stimulating discussion which I enjoyed greatly. We will be meeting again on Saturday 19th May at 9pm British time. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join us.…

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Buddhism Day

Posted by Andrew Ralph Cheffings on March 28, 2018 at 15:46 1 Comment

I wasn't getting as much done as I intended to or 'needed' to in my previous mode of moving between lots of different activities, so I decided to devote one day a week to a particular activity, and this week I'm doing a Buddhism day. I've finally managed to get started on Vow 22, then I did some online research and catching up with mostly Buddhist emails, then I wrote a dharma talk. I plan to do a service run-through later. It's certainly easier for me to get things done this way. Namo Amida…

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REMEMBERING SAIKO SENSEI

Posted by David Brazier on March 19, 2018 at 21:43 1 Comment

Today is the fourteenth anniversary of the death of Gisho Saiko. Sensei Saiko was the founder of Shinshu Counselling. He wrote a number of books and presented his ideas at international conferences as well as through his university and Buddhist organisations in Japan. He referred to my work in his books and when I visited Japan a few months before his death, he took on to invite me to a number of gatherings and hosted my wife and I in royal fashion. He was enthusiastic that I should play a…

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