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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Acharya, Minister, Amida Shu Pureland Buddhism
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QUESTION: Can you explain the idea of "two truths"? SHORT ANSWER: Truth is truth and all encompassing, but there is a relative and an absolute way of intuiting it. LONGER... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at lotusinthemud
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Posted 6 days ago at Amida Scotland
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Posted 6 days ago at lotusinthemud
Continuing commentary upon Summary of Faith and Practice TEXT: Dwelling in this settled faith COMMENTARY Settled faith is anshin. An-shin literally means "the heart-mind at peace". We can speak of... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Remember that movie Limitless, about a guy who discovers a drug that can unlock the 80% of his brain that humans supposedly don’t use? He becomes a financial wizard, gets... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Originally posted on August 28, 2012 after which it received 1400 views The following are some significant features of Buddhist psychology and psychotherapy. # Ideas of Sudden Awakening and Gradual... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at lotusinthemud
The next dates for your diary - inviting you to Pureland Buddhist evenings in Perth on Tuesdays 2 and 30 May 2017 The evening of 2 May will include a gentle guided Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation for Relaxation. Note: No meetings in June Time: 7 - 9 pm Venue: 'Taigh an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Amida Scotland
Commentary on the Summary of Faith & Practice (part 5) TEXT (is) the practice of Nien Fo COMMENTARY Nien means mindfulness. It also means an impulse of mind. The Japanese... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at lotusinthemud
QUESTION: Can you explain "Buddha Nature"? SHORT ANSWER: Buddha nature is no nature. ANSWER: Buddha nature is no nature. Different writers use the concept in different ways, so to elucidate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at lotusinthemud
TEXT: Amida will receive you and you may fear for nothing since all is completely assured Continuing the commentary upon Summary of Faith and Practice To be received and accepted... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at lotusinthemud
The book Anna Karenina begins with the statement “All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” In my observation, almost the opposite seems... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Introducing Amida Shu in Delhi: A Request for Support Reverend Jnanamati writes: I’d like to tell you about the Amida sangha in Uttah Pradesh, Delhi. The sangha began over 10... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at lotusinthemud
From 'Yes' magazine: Jill Suttie: I’ve been an avid hiker my whole life. From the time I first strapped on a backpack and headed into the Sierra Nevada Mountains, I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at lotusinthemud
:: The Practice of Sangha Thich Nhat Hanh explains that sangha is more than a community, it’s a deep spiritual practice. Photo by Paul Davis. A sangha is a community... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Commentary upon Summary of Faith and Practice (part 6) TEXT with body, speech and mind COMMENTARY This phrase occurs a great many times in Buddhist texts. Clearly it means “in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Amida Pureland Buddhism in Perth Next Meeting: Tuesday 4 April 2017 We extend a warm invitation to you to join us for our next Pureland Buddhist meeting in Perth Date: Tuesday 4 April Time: 7 - 9 pm Venue: 'Taigh an t-Solais' 19 Fairmount Terrace, Barnhill, Perth, PH2 7AS ::... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Amida Scotland
Some of us came to Buddhism as we were interested in the teachings or in living more meaningful or more spiritual lives. Some of us were seeking calm, clarity or comfort. Some of us had become aware of our limitations. Some of us were in pain and turned to spirituality... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Amida Scotland
Our form of practice can seem complicated at first but at its heart is very simple - we take refuge in something good, and we trust that as we lean in, we will begin to feel safe and accepted. As this feeling soaks through us, we find ourselves more able... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Amida Scotland
Amida Shu Buddhism is a form of original Buddhism affirming the trikaya nature of Buddha, the bombu nature of the adherent and the primacy of taking refuge, especially by reciting the nembutsu. Trikaya nature is a way of describing three different bodies or aspects of the Buddha: the ineffable Buddha,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Amida Scotland
The essence of Pureland Buddhism is the same as is at the heart of all great spirituality: how we can put ourselves in relationship with unconditional love, and live a life that is open, spontaneous, compassionate and full of faith. In Pureland Buddhism, that great unconditional love is embodied by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Amida Scotland
Summary of Faith and Practice commentary, continued: TEXT: Saving grace, as was made clear by Shan Tao's dream and advice to Tao Cho, only comes through the sange-mon. COMMENTARY: Sange... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at lotusinthemud
The way that Pureland Buddhism is sometimes presented, it starts to sound like monotheism. This is not surprising given that the conventional speech forms of monotheism are known to us... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at lotusinthemud
QUESTION: This may seem a bizarre question but one I would like a Buddhist view on. Is suicide a sin,in Christianity to commit suicide is a total sin considered evil... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Continuing the Commentary upon Summary of Faith and Practice TEXT Thus all obstacles become impediments to faith unless we experience contrition and letting go. Path with a Goal When we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Reverend Ananda, of Amida Hawai'i, writes this on the Friends of Amida Shu Virtual Temple site: Metta is the Pali term for love. In Buddhism, love is not the sentimental... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at lotusinthemud