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Great thanks! If even one person enjoys it it’s mission accomplished eh!? Namo Amida Bu( :
Nice thanks. My meditation has naturally become an enhancement of my refuge in Amida, The Dharma and The Sangha. I did not intend for this to happen. As is common in my spiritual life, I was aiming for one thing and got something else! Namo Amida Bu( :
A Karmic embrace
A kindred waltz
A gentle rock
A load of folly
A touch of grace
The fine and coarse
A ragged edge
And settled faith.
This video appeared on my Youtube feed today. Quite a nice Pureland intro. https://youtu.be/_qJazZozJOI
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Thanks Andrew. It’s always inspiring to hear a sincere and heartfelt desire to practice. Today I will address my desire for pleasure and escape from discomfort.
“Mara, your forces are not of the world and cannot be defeated externally; only our insight can constrain your force.”
Thanks Satya. I will definitely write some more about the day to day stuff. Just needed to get the philosophical stuff out first! ( , Namo Amida Bu ( ,
My mind is still pretty blown by it all and I’m feeling a pretty deep shift in myself as a result of the experience. So will keep posting the stuff that comes up as a way of processing it all. NAB
Adjusting to the extreme contrast between India and England has been a truly enlightening experience for me and I will probably be processing it psychologically for quite a while to come!
It is impossible not to be affected by the seething mass of raw energy that flows endlessly there, seemingly toward no apparent goal except pure survival. It…[Read more]
Found this in the news today. Exciting stuff! Namo Amida Bu( :
New sounds. Featuring Chuck C, oldschool spiritual teacher. Namo Amida Bu( :
Here’s my latest track on youtube. It’s on sale at Amazon as well for 99p
”Capture” by the way, is the capture of the passions, as taught by Shakyamuni in the third noble truth. I’m trying to maintain a spiritual theme to my music, especially as it quite often sounds quite secular…in a way. Or at least could very…[Read more]
Great podcast Kaspa. Who makes the intro music by the way? Reminds me of the Beatles ”Can’t buy me love”( : Namo Amida Bu!
We had our monthly Skype Study group last Saturday evening. We discussed material from Dharmavidya’s ”The Feeling Buddha” and also the Larger Pureland Sutra. As usual we had a very stimulating and enjoyable discussion and will be meeting again on Saturday the 20th of October. If you are interested in joining us please contact me at…[Read more]
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!
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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]
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]
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….
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