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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Acharya, Order of Amida Buddha: a Pureland Buddhist Order
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In world politics it is evident that some countries are more powerful than others and that, in various ways, the powerful dominate the weak. However, this is not as simplistically... Continue reading
Posted 39 minutes ago at lotusinthemud
The word 'Nembutsu' is Japanese and is made up of Nen and Butsu. Nen means ‘mindfulness’. Butsu means ‘Buddha’. So nembutsu is mindfulness of Buddha. However, it has come to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at lotusinthemud
QUESTION: Can you tell something more on the verse “Bring help and happiness to all other beings, and secretly take upon myself, all their harm and suffering” (The eight verses... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at lotusinthemud
QUESTION: As a vow 22 student, just starting., I've been asked to look at the trikaya and make some comments. I'm researching the answer but find many answers on the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at lotusinthemud
I was looking for some poetry about Hope (my word for 2017). T.S.Eliot, I thought. Oh bother, he says don't! “I said to my soul, be still and wait without... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at lotusinthemud
QUESTION: I wanted to know how I could deal with the bad karma and delusions which cause me great pain in this life, whether or not there are practices or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Satya suggested that we find a word for the year. She writes: Words are powerful. My friend chose ‘change’ as her guiding word for 2016, and then promptly forgot it.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at lotusinthemud
THREE-FRUIT MARMALADE You will need two pans - one with a tight-fitting lid to cook the fruit, and a larger, open pan for the second stage when the sugar is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Amida in Scotland: Next meeting Tuesday 17 January- see below ** *Seasonal Message from Dharmavidya, the Head of the Amida Order The years 2016 and 2017 may well be seen... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 28, 2016 at lotusinthemud
Amida in Scotland: Next meeting Tuesday 17 January - see below ***** Seasonal Message from Dharmavidya, the Head of the Amida Order The years 2016 and 2017 may well be seen from the future as a turning point in world politics. There is certainly a sense that the current order... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Amida Scotland
Continuing the teachings on Summary of Faith and Practice: TEXT: Thus we know in experience that we are foolish beings of wayward passion. COMMENTARY: The expression “foolish beings of wayward... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at lotusinthemud
QUESTION: From the three poisons, I understand the concepts of greed and hate very well, but find delusion or ignorance more difficult to make sense of. Could you say something... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at lotusinthemud
Summary of Faith & Practice Part 30 TEXT: we would be as the vow-body of Buddha The term ‘vow’ here is a translation of the Japanese term ‘gan’. It could... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at lotusinthemud
Some dates for your diary: our next sangha meeting in Perth will be on the evening of 6 December 2016, which will be our Bodhi Celebration (Note: Meetings in early 2017 will be on 17 January, 7 February, 7 March) Around the globe Amida sanghas will be gathering in early... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at Amida Scotland
TEXT: without which we would already perceive the land of love and bliss Perception of the land is a foundational religious experience. Religious form is substantially grounded in it and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at lotusinthemud
TEXT: By our daily difficulty in the preceptual life, we awaken to the presence of the myriad karmic obstacles The preceptual life refers to the attempt to live according to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at lotusinthemud
With Eyes of the Tiger at the Pace of an Ox Day One Introductory Lecture We are here to become better therapists. Learning to be a better therapist is lifelong... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at lotusinthemud
QUESTION: Dear Dharmavidya,… As you were used to travel a lot, to go where you're asked, to be in groups, to give workshops and talks...what is it to have to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at lotusinthemud
A date for your diary - our next sangha meeting in Perth will be on the evening of 1 November 2016 No matter whether you are a saint, were a ghoul or a ghost, or are a regular human being, you are all welcome to come along - there won't... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Amida Scotland
QUESTION: How can one achieve ... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at lotusinthemud
I have recently read an interview with the Buddhist nun Tenzin Palmo who is well known in Buddhist circles for having spent more than twenty years in retreat in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2016 at lotusinthemud
The Class on Summary of Faith & Practice TEXT: “… how deficient we are by comparison” The sense of 'deficiency' is an important basis for rigour in spiritual practice as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at lotusinthemud
QUESTION: Is there any value in being a hermit? SHORT ANSWER: Yes, huge. LONGER ANSWER: The hermit does not have the distraction of the deluded world. In nearly all the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at lotusinthemud
QUESTION: How can I attain the right state of mind? SHORT ANSWER: There is no right state. The mind is a river. LONGER ANSWER: Body is not reliable, mind is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at lotusinthemud
We can talk about gradual cultivation and sudden enlightenment in terms of practice and experience, but we can also use these categories to understand the different ways in which the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at lotusinthemud