Dayamay

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

    Thanks Kaspa. Great discussion, very inspiring. Made me think about Emmet Fox’s explanation of The Lord’s Prayer: “Give us this day our daily bread…”
    The daily bread is spiritual sustenance, which comes in the form of inspiration to practice.
    Love the story about the legionnaire with great faith!
    Namo Amida Bu ( ;

  • Dayamay posted an update 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    We had our monthly Skype Study Group last night. We discussed exerts from “No Abode” , a study of Purland master Ippen’s life and also Dharmavidya’s books “Buddhism is a Religion” and “Questions in the Sand”. As usual we had a very stimulating and fulfilling discussion and will be meeting again next month on the 22nd at 9pm British time. Feel free…[Read more]

  • Dayamay started the topic Playing The Game in the forum Share your creations 1 month ago

    A conversation that I had with a friend about Ego made me think about the complexity of the Mind, especially in relation to social functioning.

    I was trying to explain my experience with my Ego and how my efforts to disengage with it and observe it objectively have produced some interesting ideas and insights.

    When I heard the Freudian theory of…[Read more]

  • I’m trying to get back into the habit of writing regularly and found these little musings in my phone memo app from the last few years. Here’s some of them. Hope you like them.

     

    To be alive is to express the fullness of the Universe. To die is to illustrate its primary function, that of transformation.

    We grasp and comprehend the nature of…[Read more]

  • Dayamay posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Excellent! Great to hear you’re enjoying the Pureland resources! Namon Amida Bu( :

  • Dayamay posted an update 2 months ago

    Space to think…I went up the hill today, early in the morning, while it still felt fresh, before the sun reached its full power. I’ve always wondered what it is about my walks up there that make me feel so alive and energised. Surely I should be more worn out and fatigued after the physical exertion?
    As often happens, I had a head full of…[Read more]

    • You’ve inspired me to get out on a walk… something I don’t do enough… thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Thank you Dayamay to share, very well expressed! Beautiful and good to see how it works with emotions. Impermanence….. I have the same experience, emotions that come and go influenced by environment and fysical actions….and with time and space that take it all away….
      Namo Amida Bu

  • Dayamay posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    …so it could just be that my foolishness is the conductor! NAB( ,

  • Dayamay posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Thanks guys. And thanks Andrew. Sometimes I really feel conscious of the relationship between my Bombuness and Amida’s grace. It feels like the purest connection that I get with Amida. although at times I feel very connected for no apparent reason. Having said that though, my mind always seems to be doing something foolish, even if I’m not acting…[Read more]

  • Dayamay posted an update 2 months, 1 week 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]

    • Thank you for this :-)..very inspiring read. Namo Amida Bu

      • Interested by your energy idea, Dayamay. Contained within the Buddha’s energy field, is your bumbling around now something more than that? Maybe from the ‘outside’ you now appear to be radiating some of that Buddha light. That’s my experience of being with you – ‘bits of rubble turn to gold’ (if you don’t mind the word ‘rubble’). i’m also reminded…[Read more]

    • Lovely image. Namo Amida Bu.

    • Thanks guys. And thanks Andrew. Sometimes I really feel conscious of the relationship between my Bombuness and Amida’s grace. It feels like the purest connection that I get with Amida. although at times I feel very connected for no apparent reason. Having said that though, my mind always seems to be doing something foolish, even if I’m not acting…[Read more]

  • Dayamay posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks 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 5 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 5 months, 1 week 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 5 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 6 months, 1 week 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 6 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 6 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 6 months, 4 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 7 months 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 8 months ago

    That’s 9.30pm by the way!( ;

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