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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Acharya, Minister, Amida Shu Pureland Buddhism
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Dharmavidya writes: Alternating Ages of Greed and Hate: A Little Bit of Buddhist Psychology In Buddhist psychology we talk of delusion having a double valency. It either turns to greed... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: We call her Queen Vaidehi. Actually we do not know her name. At the time, twenty-five centuries ago, the word vaidehi probably meant a consort of the king,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: EGO OBSESSION Buddhist psychology can be seen as a cure for addiction or obsession. Addiction is officially defined as a compulsive behaviour pattern in which one develops unpleasant... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at lotusinthemud
We will be celebrating Bodhi Day (The Buddha's Enlightenment Day) on Saturday July December 8th (Note There won't be a sangha evening on the first Tuesday of December) You are most welcome to join us, ideally for the whole day. NB. Booking is essential - via the link in the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Amida Scotland
:: Dharmavidya writes: Meditation is a natural expression of spiritual liberation. When we are swimming in grace, the heart lifts and sings. In following the Dharma one is filled with... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at lotusinthemud
A teaching by Dharmavidya David Brazier Shoko-bo Bencho (1162-1238) was a, perhaps the, leading disciple of Honen Shonin (1133-1212), the principal propagator of Pureland Buddhism in Japan. Nowadays it is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: Nir-vana means “no wind” Here’s a poem… Awful wind, east, west, north, south, my little raft, on rock, is in time’s mouth. Where flee? How fight? What pray? What... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at lotusinthemud
AMIDA PURELAND BUDDHISM IN PERTH Inviting you to join us on Tuesday 9th October from 7 - 9pm Please note the change of date - our next evening meeting has been postponed from 2nd and will now be on October 9th Time: 7 - 9 pm Venue for all events:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at Amida Scotland
Dharmavidya: QUESTION: In Jodo Shinshu it seems that an experience of shinjin acts as a kind of 'proof' or 'guarantee' that one has called out to Amida with faith and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya answers this question :: link QUESTION: What is the best way of reading and interpreting a sutra? SHORT ANSWER: One tries to understand the Dharma contained in it and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2018 at lotusinthemud
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'Taigh an t-Solais' (The House of Light) 19 Fairmount Terrace Barnhill PERTH PH2 7AS Directions: Driving from Perth: From the Queens Bridge, travel south along the A85 Dundee Road, in the Dundee direction. Turn left up Fairmount Road beside the Sunbank House Hotel. Continue to the right along Fairmount Terrace,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Amida Scotland
Dharmavidya writes: This is one of the commonest versions of the Vajrasattva Dharani. It is the version used in the Amida Shu Chanting Book... Om Vajrasattva samaya, manu palaya, Vajrasattva... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: TRANSFORMATION IS ABRUPT Transformation of the human mind occurs abruptly. If one discovers that a person one had always regarded as a friend has betrayed one, one's view and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at lotusinthemud
AMIDA PURELAND BUDDHISM IN PERTH We are holding a sangha evening on Tuesday July 10th Time: 7 - 9 pm Venue: 'Taigh an t-Solais', 19 Fairmount Terrace Barnhill, Perth PH2 7AS Details of where to find us are :: here Come along and join us - and bring your friends!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Amida Scotland
AMIDA PURELAND BUDDHISM IN PERTH Inviting you to a gathering on Tuesday June 5th Time: 7 - 9 pm Venue: 'Taigh an t-Solais' 19 Fairmount Terrace Barnhill Perth PH2 7AS Details of where to find us are :: here Come along and join us - and bring your friends! Our... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Amida Scotland
These are newsletters from the Amida Order, highlighting such things as Dharmavidya's Buddhist teachings, Susthama's Pastoral Letters, news from Amida Mandala and to let you know what various Amida sanghas... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: THE OLDEST DUALISM There is an idea, common in contemporary Buddhist circles, that unless we believe in fundamental human goodness all is lost. I used to think so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: It is enough to live a simple life of faith, but don’t miss the openings when they come. We are all more free than we think. There are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: A Perennial Question The question of faith and works is a longstanding religious debate. It is one of the main divides between Protestants and Catholics, for instance. Protestants,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: An Interesting Question The Tien Tai patriarch Chih-I (also spelt Zhiyi, 538-597), who lived a century before Shan Tao, was asked the following question. A bodhisattva is supposed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: A shrine is a sacred place where one can be in touch with the spirit of a sage or holy being. In Buddhism, the term shrine is used... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: In this piece I would like to briefly restate my understanding of the Four Truths. This is already set out in my books The Feeling Buddha and Not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: OUTLINE The medical metaphor is used a lot in Buddhist studies. The Buddha is sometimes referred to as “the great physician” curing the dis-eases of the world. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at lotusinthemud
The next dates for your diary - inviting you to come along to sangha meetings in Perth. These will be held on the evenings of Wednesday 18 April and Tuesday 1 May 2018 Time: 7 - 9 pm Venue: 'Taigh an t-Solais' 19 Fairmount Terrace Barnhill Perth PH2 7AS Details... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Amida Scotland
Dharmavidya writes: I am a devotee of Amitabha Buddha. Amitabha, or Amida, is the Buddha of all acceptance. This is thus an inclusive creed. This web site, La Ville au... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at lotusinthemud