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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Acharya, Minister, Amida Shu Pureland Buddhism
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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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 7 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
:: Crumbling cigars of bark bring scholars one step closer to ancient words of Buddha BY ALICE MOLDOVAN PHOTO After more than 2,000 years, these birch bark scrolls easily fall... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: SELF-SUFFICIENCY WITHOUT EGO In Buddhism one can be confused at seemingly opposite teachings on individuality and self-reliance. On the one hand, it teaches us to let go of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: There is a sutra called the Parinirvana. It is concerned with the last three months of the life of the Buddha. It begins with a conversation in which the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Amida Pureland Buddhism in Perth Next Meeting: Tuesday 2 July 2019 We extend a warm invitation to you to join us for our next Pureland Buddhist meeting in Perth Date: Tuesday 2 July Time: 7 - 9 pm Venue: 'Taigh an t-Solais' 19 Fairmount Terrace, Barnhill, Perth, PH2 7AS ::... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Amida Scotland
The Smaller Pureland Sutra Thus did I hear Once the Buddha at Shravasti dwelt In the Jeta Anathapindika garden Together with a multitude of friars One thousand two hundred and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at lotusinthemud
The Larger Pureland Sutra Sukhavativyuha: Manifesting the Land of Bliss [The Scene] * 1. Thus have I heard. At one time the Blessed One was staying at the Vulture Peak... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at lotusinthemud
:: link THE SUTRA ON THE CONTEMPLATION OF THE BUDDHA AMITAYUS The Sutra on the Contemplation of the Buddha Amitayus NOTE: The famous “Sutra on the Contemplation of Buddha Amitayus”... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at lotusinthemud
1) NB our next sangha meeting in Perth will be on the evening of Tuesday 11 June, not 4th 2) I will be offering Nembutsu practice on-line on Tuesday 25th June from 7:15 - 8pm via Zoom This is an online video conferencing service similar to Skype. If you would... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at Amida Scotland
Dharmavidya writes: MERIT TRANSFERENCE In Buddhist temples we often perform merit transference ceremonies in which we wish for the transference of merit to people in need. We hope that they... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: In The 37-Bon-Bodai-Bunpo, Dogen says “prevention of that which has not yet occurred is called the Buddhadharma”. This is said in the context of his commentary upon “The... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya continues the series on karma: KARMA & REBIRTH Karma is what is reborn. At the end of a life one looks back. A process of life review occurs. From... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya's latest book on Dogen's Genjo Koan, 'Dark Side of the Mirror' is available to buy via the ITZI site :: here Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: In Karma 1, I introduced the common idea of karma as a moral profit and loss account in which good is rewarded and bad reaps its corresponding negative... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: A common way of explaining karma is by using the idea of bija. A bija is a “karmic seed”. We can think of karmic seeds as planted in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at lotusinthemud
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Buddhist Action Month 2019 Climate Action – Personal Action :: link to download your own copy BAM Handbook Ideas, Tips, Inspiration Ver. 2 Contents 2019 Theme ..................................................................................................................................................... 3 A Buddhist... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: A DIFFERENT PARADIGM In Western philosophy we have been much concerned with ideas of free will and determinism, guilt and responsibility. rights and laws, and these debates have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at lotusinthemud