Dayamay

  • Dayamay posted an update 6 days, 6 hours ago

    had an interesting image appear whilst I was meditating on Amida Buddha earlier today. I have several images of Amitabah on my walls in my room, which serve as Rupas and help to anchor my overactive mind. While I was observing my thoughts, in all of their convoluted and erratic patterns, my red picture of the Buddha came into focus in a…[Read more]

  • Dayamay posted an update 1 week, 6 days ago

    I had a nice meditation on the dining room balcony this morning. It’s good to change the setting for my practice once in a while. Keeps things fresh! The morning sun is so much more gentle and feels nourishing even though the atmosphere is still quite muggy.

    Looking forward to participating in the Order Day proceedings today. Will be at work for…[Read more]

  • Dayamay posted an update 3 months ago

    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…[Read more]

  • Dayamay posted an update 3 months ago

    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…[Read more]

  • Dayamay posted an update 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    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 amd just give up.
    Find the lowest point and submit.
    Assume nothing!

    Namo Amida Bu( ;

  • Dayamay posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Yeah, it’s real faith affirming stuff. I like that Shinran was so in touch with his fallibility. He could see the significance of it in the context of his faith as well. It sort of takes the pressure off a bit…not too much though( ;

  • Dayamay posted an update 4 months, 1 week ago

    ”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…[Read more]

    • Namo Amida Bu. I’ve just started reading Shinran again – feels good!

    • Yeah, it’s real faith affirming stuff. I like that Shinran was so in touch with his fallibility. He could see the significance of it in the context of his faith as well. It sort of takes the pressure off a bit…not too much though( ;

  • Dayamay posted an update 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    “Amida calls us to reflect on the nature of our lives and our entanglements in blind passions and ignorance. As a bright light sharpens the shadows, Amida’s compassoon and wisdom illuminate the inner recesses of our consciousness and empower and transform us within the process of our daily living.”

    From “The Essential Shinran”.

  • Dayamay posted an update 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    “The power of the Vow is without limit;
    Thus, even our karmic evil, deep and heavy, is not oppressive.
    The Buddha’s wisdom is without bounds;
    Thus, even those of distracted minds and self-indulgence are not abandoned.”

    Hymns of the Dharma-Ages.

  • Dayamay posted an update 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    I realize that I haven’t been posting much on here recently. I have felt a bit reluctant to write, even small posts seem like a big deal. I don’t really know why. Writing has been one of the joys of my spiritual life to this point and I have enjoyed contributing to the content on here and La Ville au Roi, Eleusis. I think it’s something that I’ll…[Read more]

  • Dayamay posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    That’s 9.30pm by the way!( ;

  • Dayamay posted an update 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    We’ll be holding another Skype study group this coming Saturday at 9.30 London time. We’ll be reading from Dharmavidya’s book “Buddhism is a Religion, You Can Believe it.” If you’d like to join in you can skype me at adam.dunsby2 or email me adamdunsby@ hotmail.com

    All are very welcome, hope to see you there.
    Namo Amida Bu( :

  • Dayamay posted an update 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    New tune, well, sort of. I lost the the project before i could finish it but managed to save a clip. Hope you like it. Namo Amida Bu( :

  • Dayamay posted an update 7 months ago

    That’s lovely Kaspa thanks. Namo Amida Bu( :

  • White is the mind unconscious,

    from which comes forth the cure.

     

    White is the symbol sublime,

    the ancient archetype.

     

    White is the mind profound,

    the source of all that’s real.

     

    White is the mind of healing,

    resolution manifest.

     

    White is the mind infinite,

    the eternal river of life.

     

    White is the mind unfettered,

    the root of…[Read more]

  • Dayamay posted an update 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    The next Skype study group will be on Saturday 23rd of December at 9.30pm. We met last night and discussed the four noble truths, dukkha in the Pureland tradition and Bombu nature. If you would like to join please contact me here or by email adamdunsby@hotmail.com or Skype adam.dunsby2

    Namo Amida Bu( :

  • Dayamay posted an update 7 months, 3 weeks ago

  • Dayamay posted an update 8 months ago

    The effect of Nembutsu is more one of revealing truth than of improving self. As I learn to accept the simplicity of the practice, I naturally resonate more with my inherent imperfection, which in turn aligns me with the saving grace of Amida.
    Namo Amida Bu( :

  • Dayamay replied to the topic Monday 20th November in the forum Monday Nembutsu 8 months ago

    Great to hear that your bunnies are on crack, but maybe it’s better to start them off on weed or something, let them work their way up to the hard stuff! After all we are meant to be responsible Buddhists!! Namo Amida Bu( !

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