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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Pureland Buddhist priest
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'Forgiveness is a process, not a choice' ~ Jeff Brown 'Should' is an introject and will impact on your process -> spiritual bypassing 'Forgiveness is not the first place to... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at lotusinthemud
Jack Kornfield writes: In the stress and complexity of our lives, we may forget our deepest intentions. But when people come to the end of their life and look back,... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at lotusinthemud
Spiritual bypassing is a very persistent shadow of spirituality. Aspects of spiritual bypassing include exaggerated detachment, emotional numbing and repression, overemphasis on the positive, anger-phobia, blind or overly tolerant compassion,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at lotusinthemud
In accepting yourself, you’re simply agreeing to the fact that you are already accepted by the entire universe, just as you are. ~ Ruben L. F. Habito, “Be Still &... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Forgiveness is not a concept. It’s a process. And, if you choose not to forgive at the end of that process, it doesn’t mean that you are unhealed. It doesn’t... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at lotusinthemud
An issue that's close to my heart. Leonie writes, in her inimitable style (and I concur with her message - I may have expressed some of it differently, what with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2021 at lotusinthemud
The newly renamed Tree of Life sangha are buying trees in the Scottish Highlands. One of our major focuses is on caring for our planet and :: Trees For Life... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2021 at lotusinthemud
...And something ignited in my soul, fever or unremembered wings, and I went my own way, deciphering that burning fire and I wrote the first bare line, bare, without substance,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Encoded in the darkness is the revelation of the light. Seeing darkness is a form of illumination. As Jung reminds us, we become enlightened by making the darkness conscious. Protecting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at lotusinthemud
“The heart of justice is truth telling, seeing ourselves and the world the way it is rather than the way we want it to be.” ~ bell hooks Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Appreciate and rejoice, without any expectation. It doesn’t matter if people are unkind to you, it doesn’t matter if people betray you, it doesn’t matter if people don’t even say... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Since I and other members of my Amida Scotland sangha left the Amida Order and Shu, we have been nameless. During our Zoom meeting on Tuesday evening, which was an... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Yesterday, a deer came to visit before the sun rose. A real deer - they live in the miles of woodland above my house but I haven’t seen one down... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Kaspa and Satya write: The new name for Amida Mandala is... BRIGHT EARTH. After stepping back from the Amida Order in November, Kaspa & Satya will continue to run the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at lotusinthemud
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Blessed by Amitabha's light May we care for all living things And the holy Earth Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2021 at lotusinthemud
The Bo tree, also called Bodhi tree, according to Buddhist tradition, is the pipal (Ficus religiosa) under which the Buddha sat when he attained Enlightenment (Bodhi) at Bodh Gaya (near... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Kalpavriksha: In Buddhism a small wish granting tree is depicted decorating the upper part of the "long-life vase" held by "longevity deities" like Amitayus and Ushnishavijaya. The goddess Shramana devi... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2021 at lotusinthemud
This snippet arrived in my in-box today: The philosopher Soren Kierkegaard wrote that while life has to be lived forwards, it can only be understood backwards. Meaning that while we're... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2021 at lotusinthemud
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Of course, because of Corona, but also, can't get out of the drive - it's like glass out there! Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2021 at lotusinthemud
I wrote this in 2017 - of course, I had no idea of how 2020 would turn out. Who could have imagined it? I've made a few changes * These... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Sit quietly, with gentle attention on your breathing. Move the attention slowly from your nose to your throat area, from your lungs to your diaphragm, then to your abdomen. After... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Close your eyes, relaxing and allowing your breath to settle. After a few minutes, gently move your attention to your sense of touch. Feel the solidity of the bed or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at lotusinthemud