@vajrapalamoermanactive 1 month, 2 weeks ago
I’m currently reading D. T. Suzuki’s second volume of selected works which centres on the Pure Land. He’s just described four different kinds of nembutsu, or ways of practising nembutsu, and I’d be curious to hear what you think and which of these you practice yourself…
The first is to say the nembutsu as a way of thinking “…of the Buddha as…[Read more]
My top five spiritual books are varied and colorful. I love the contemplative traditions, and I feel truth can be found among all the world’s major religions:
1) River Of Fire River Of Water by Taitetsu Unno. This is where I first learned of the parable of the two rivers and the white path. Shan Tao’s parable gives me such hope,…[Read more]
I wrote this hymn this morning following an intensive few nights of dreams triggered by learning Emotional Freedom Technique at the weekend.
In the seventeenth Vow,
I listen, silently,
To all the Buddhas,
Singing the silent, multitudinous Name.
In the eighteenth Vow,
I join in with their song.
Some say faith can only be blind
And mortal…[Read more]
Yesterday my friend Sarah asked me a beautiful question – what are my top five books on the divine?
I thought I would struggle for ages, like choosing between favourite children, but when I reached inside for an answer, it came as easily as telling you what colour trousers I’m wearing (red of course). These are also the five books I’d take with…[Read more]