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NEMBUTSU WAYS

CONTINUOUS AND PERMANENT Nem or nen means mindfulness.  It means that which occupies the mind.  We all know that our minds are occupied wit…

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0 23 hours ago

I AM A RELIGIOUS BUDDHIST

A little while ago I answered a knock on my door and found myself in conversation with two Jehovah’s Witnesses.  I told them I was Buddhist…

Started by David Brazier

4 Feb 20
Reply by David Brazier

Je suis un bouddhiste religieux

 On a, récemment frappé à ma porte et je me suis retrouvé en conversation avec deux Témoins de Jéhovah.  Je leur ai dit que j'étais bouddh…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Feb 15

Ik ben een religieus Boeddhist

Een tijdje geleden beantwoordde ik een klop op mijn deur en kwam ik in gesprek met twee Jehovah's Getuigen.  Ik vertelde hen dat ik boeddhi…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Feb 10

THUS HAVE I HEARD

FAMOUS WORDS Buddhist sutras generally begin with these words.  Hearing is very important in Buddhism.  In fact, the essence of Buddhism i…

Started by David Brazier

4 Feb 6
Reply by Ian Summers-Noble

GOOD DEEDS ATTRACT NO RETRIBUTION

A CONTROVERSIAL ESSAY Tao Sheng (360-434) was an important figure in the history of Chinese religion. He was a younger contemporary of Kuma…

Started by David Brazier

1 Feb 3
Reply by Dayamay Dunsby

FULL TEXT OF THE AMIDA KYO

The Smaller Pureland Sutra Thus did I hear Once the Buddha at Shravasti dwelt In the Jeta Anathapindika garden Together with a multitud…

Started by David Brazier

0 Feb 2

EMPTINESS

In reading Buddhist and Daoist materials, a significant problem for Western readers is the fact that there is a difference of value attache…

Started by David Brazier

6 Jan 31
Reply by Tineke Osterloh

NEMBUTSU - UNE PRATIQUE SIMPLE

L'élément central de la pratique bouddhiste Terre Pure est le nembutsu.  Nembutsu signifie être en compagnie du Bouddha.  Les bouddhistes…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Jan 25

NEMBUTSU - EEN EENVOUDIGE PRAKTIJK

Het centrale element in de praktijk van het Zuiverland Boeddhisme is de nembutsu.  Nembutsu betekent samenzijn met de Boeddha.  Boeddhisten…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Jan 23

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Bombu Quote

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on January 27, 2020 at 11:25 0 Comments

Quote from Anthony De Mello:
“…in awareness you will understand that honour doesn’t mean a thing. It’s a social convention, that’s all. That’s why the mystics and the prophets didn’t bother one bit about it. Honour or disgrace meant nothing to them. They were living in another world, in the world of the awakened. Success or failure meant nothing to them. They had the attitude: “I’m an ass, you’re an ass, so where’s the problem?”

Namo Amida Bu( ;

Sagesse féline...

Posted by Tamuly Annette on September 29, 2019 at 12:00 1 Comment

En l'absence de Darmavidya, j'ai - en ma qualité de voisine et d'amie - le privilège de m'occuper (un peu) de Tara, la petite chatte. C'est un bonheur  de la voir me faire la fête chaque fois que je me rends à Eleusis: elle s'étire, se roule sur le dos au soleil ou saute sur mes genoux. J'ignore si elle a profité de l'enseignement du maître des lieux, mais j'ai comme l'impression qu'elle me donne une belle leçon de sagesse: elle…

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WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 3 Comments



At the moment I am feeling very sad for the state of the planet. As I write the great forests are being consumed by fire, both the tropical forest in Brazil and the tundra forest in Russia. The great forests are the lungs of the earth. I myself have lung problems. When there are parts of the lungs that don’t work anymore one can run out of energy. It can strike suddenly. We will probably not do anything serious about climate change or wildlife extinction…

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