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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Acharya, Order of Amida Buddha: a Pureland Buddhist Order
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Summary Of Faith And practice - Part fifteen Text: This is the practice for ignorant beings and ignorance is essential for its accomplishment. This sentence has two parts. The first... Continue reading
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This is Part Fourteen of our occasional commentary upon the Summary of Faith and Practice Text: without even knowing what rebirth in the Pure Land truly is Acknowledged Ignorance is... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at lotusinthemud
Bencho (1161-1238) was the successor to Honen as the leading teacher in the Jodo School. The role of great successor is very important. Would we have Christianity without St Paul... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at lotusinthemud
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by Kathryn McIntosh (Tzunma Venerable Lobsang Khandro) November 2013 I was diagnosed with M.E. a long time ago. In 1977 I had a severe virus; I was on antibiotics due... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at lotusinthemud
This is the next part in the commentary upon Summary of Faith and Practice. Text: know that this will generate rebirth in the Pure Land Birth in the Pure Land... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at lotusinthemud
There are various versions of the moral precepts of Buddhism. The following is based, with very slight variation, upon the version offered by my teacher Jiyu Kennett Roshi. The precepts... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at lotusinthemud
Having given a teaching on the pitfalls of the idea of training, I would now like to give one on its excellencies. The Buddhas accept all who turn to them... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at lotusinthemud
QUESTION: How do I proceed to live your Amidist take on the 4 Noble Truths and Eightfold Path? SHORT ANSWER: Live wholeheartedly LONGER ANSWER: In my understanding, the eightfold path... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at lotusinthemud
There are many Buddhist sutras. The sutras are mostly the words of Buddha. There are also a few that are spoken by great disciples. Then there is, in addition, a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at lotusinthemud
Individual Practice versus Relational Practice Buddhism is often presented in a rather individualistic manner in the sense that it is described as a practice for the individual to do on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at lotusinthemud
One of the classic forms of Buddhist meditation is contemplation of the decay of the body. To perform this meditation monks would go to the charnel grounds where dead bodies... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at lotusinthemud
During the last couple of days I’ve been corresponding with a couple of the students taking the Introduction to Pureland Buddhism course on Amida Academy on the subject of creativity,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at lotusinthemud
SUMMARY OF FAITH & PRACTICE COMMENTARY ~ Part Twelve Text: but who can with complete trust recite Namo Amida Bu Entrustment In English we have the three words ‘trust’, ‘faith’... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at lotusinthemud
SUMMARY OF FAITH & PRACTICE COMMENTARY ~ Part Eleven Text: realise that you are a totally foolish being who understands nothing Delusion is Normal Whereas most Western psychology sets up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at lotusinthemud
Buddhism makes much of 'impermanence'. This has several to it. 1. These teachings tell us that all the conditions that we meet within samsara are fragile. Whatever circumstances we may... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at lotusinthemud
A Dharma talk given at the regular Friday morning service at Oasis. By Dharmavidya. :: link Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at lotusinthemud
I’m grateful to have a new and delightful focus, to balance all my feelings about the EU Referendum, the consequent and potential fallout, the political resignations and leadership contests, recent... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at lotusinthemud
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at lotusinthemud
:: Sogyal Rinpoche writes: I have a special connection with the United Kingdom —it's a country I love very much. It’s a place where I’ve spent so much of my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at lotusinthemud
Buddha taught ekagata. Eka means ‘one’. ‘Gata’ is from the verb ‘to go’. Thus ekagata refers to going alone or going as a single one. What does this mean? We... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2016 at lotusinthemud
A week is a long time in politics There has been a torrent of words since last week’s UK Referendum vote to leave the EU. Changes upon changes to unstabilised... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at lotusinthemud
Today, like a huge number of people, I am reeling from the result of the referendum whereby the UK will leave the EU. This will have huge repercussions far beyond... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at lotusinthemud
Faith evidently plays a significant part in psychotherapy. Whatever school one follows, the 'therapeutic alliance' is important. In some forms of therapy it is virtully the be-al-and-end-all of the work.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at lotusinthemud