David Brazier's Blog – August 2016 Archive (4)

BUDDHISM & CREATIVE WRITING - Part One

You can find my article on Buddhism and Creative Writing published in Buddhist Door magazine here.

Added by David Brazier on August 30, 2016 at 9:44 — No Comments

DOGEN & OTHER POWER

Here is an article I find interesting and helpful bridging Zen and Pureland.

http://www.ancientdragon.org/dharma/articles/dogens_zazen_as_other_power_practice

Added by David Brazier on August 12, 2016 at 20:58 — No Comments

SMALL DEGREES

Things happen by small degrees. We set out to do some improvements in the big barn. To do that we had to empty the space. To empty the space we had to build a shed in which to put things - two sheds, in fact. To build sheds is quite a big job, but before you can get started on it you need to lay a base of paving. Before you can lay the paving you have to clear the ground - also quite heavy work. In the meantime the grass is growing, paths in the forest need to be kept open, and a rash of…

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Added by David Brazier on August 11, 2016 at 21:52 — No Comments

MINDFUL AMERICA

Mindful%20America.pdf

This article was sent to me by a friend. It is quite long but definitely interesting and raises many important questions about the ultimate agenda of the mindfulness movement and the values that are inherent in it, suggesting that the leaders of the movement have ambitions to spread a value system that goes far beyond the basic definition of modern…

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Added by David Brazier on August 7, 2016 at 22:01 — 2 Comments

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Fragile Nature

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 5, 2020 at 11:34 1 Comment

I found this lovely quote in a book about Jizo bodhisattva:



"We perceive the fragile nature of our human life and it makes us afraid. As protection against the inevitable assaults of a human life - separations, failures, abuse, illness and death - we construct a set of strategies and defences called a self. Each time we perceive danger we fortify the defences until we find ourselves trapped and isolated inside its walls. Like a stone or wooden Jizo, we are frozen and lifeless. We… Continue

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