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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Acharya, Minister, Amida Shu Pureland Buddhism
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Dharmavidya writes: Much of what I have learnt as Buddhism over the years appears to be topsy-turvy. Although there is a well established idea of what Buddhism is, this is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at Amida Scotland
Dharmavidya writes: EMPTINESS Buddhism talks a good deal about shunyata, emptiness. What is this emptiness? The earliest Buddhist texts provide a psychology of what we could call the point mind... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: I could have called this ZT Skills, but I don’t like the idea of reducing therapy to a set of skills, as though you could build it up like... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: Buddhist Psychology has what we in the West might call behavioural, cognitive, humanistic and analytical aspects all together in a single system. In other words, it deals with all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: Buddha came from a “yellow” race, Jesus and Mahommet from a “brown” one. Nobody who claims to follow in the footsteps of these great teachers should be making decisions... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY On the one hand, Buddhism is a broad church or umbrella under which many diverse ideas and methods can cluster. Currently there are many popular methods... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at lotusinthemud
SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS IS NOT MEDITATION We should ask ourselves, what is meditation, really? Meditation is surely not sitting still and silent while one’s mind wanders all over, even if, from time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at lotusinthemud
:: link Watch below as Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi addresses the UN on the climate crisis. According to scientists, we have only a matter of years to prevent widespread ecological collapse,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: I am often asked how one can select a good teacher. How is one to know if somebody is genuine or not? This seems to be a big worry for some people. They are wary of being tricked. For Western people to give up even a smidgen of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at Amida Scotland
Dharmavidya writes: I am often asked how one can select a good teacher. How is one to know if somebody is genuine or not? This seems to be a big... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: In Buddhism there is a theory of conditioning. All conditioned things are impermanent. Buddhism is a religion that is about transcending impermanence and reaching the Deathless - nirvana. However,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: BRINGING TWO IDEAS TOGETHER Koans are usually associated with Zen and the term Anjin is usually associated with Pureland so nobody ever writes about a relationship between them. However,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2019 at lotusinthemud
:: China has no historical, religious and political rights to interfere in Dalai Lama’s reincarnation issues His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at his enthronement ceremony, February 22, 1940, in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Thai Buddhist Monks Wearing Robes Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles By BD Dipen Phra Ma ha Pranom Dhammarongkaro adjusts his robes made from recycled plastic bottles at Wat Chak Daeng.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: Honen said “Out of the elation experienced in the knowledge that birth in the Pure Land is possible through the recitation of one or ten nembutsu grows the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: Sometimes the healer is a catalyst. A catalyst is a substance that makes a reaction between other substances possible, yet emerges from the chemical process unchanged, while the other... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: SELF POWER LEADS TO OTHER POWER The objective of self power is to extinguish itself. Self power Buddhism is a kind of extinction Buddhism: by the power of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: Amida is calling to me, is calling me, which means that all the Buddhas that ever were or will be are calling me, calling to say “Stop! Look!” “Look... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Regard all things with amazement, admiration and sympathy. Study the beauty and forms of nature. Meet adverse occurrences with equanimity. Know that all that is manifest is remarkable, yet even... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: There is no reason to assume that we are inherently compassionate and wise. We clearly have a capacity for wisdom and compassion, but also for stupidity and cruelty.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: Buddha said, “There are people who torment themselves. There are people who torment others. There are people who torment both themselves and others. There are people who torment neither... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2019 at lotusinthemud
:: link AMIDA PURELAND BUDDHISM IN PERTH This email includes a) links to some of Dharmavidya's short pieces of writing b) the date of our next sangha meeting in Perth c) an invitation to join a practice session on-line and d) a reminder of the on-line Introduction to Pureland Buddhism... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2019 at Amida Scotland
Satya says: I got to do this very cool thing.... "Sound of Silence #podcast episode 49 is out now featuring special guest Satyavani Robyn, an author, psychotherapist & Buddhist Priest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: Shariputra said: "Herein a monk lives spreading thoughts of goodwill in all directions. He lives spreading them everywhere, in every way, to the entire world, abundantly, boundlessly, unrestictedly,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2019 at lotusinthemud