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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Acharya, Minister, Amida Shu Pureland Buddhism
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Dharmavidya: INSIGHT AND CALM In the approach known now as Insight Meditation, there are two phases to practise. The first is to calm the mind and the second is “looking... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: This article is published by Tricycle magazine at https://tricycle.org/magazine/dogen-and-enlightenment/ Continue reading
Posted yesterday at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: The bodhisattva, having turned back, lives life as a gift, not a trade, in mercy rather than justice. THE PATH We have seen how turning back from involvement in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: Shan Tao talks about The Three Minds - Sincere Mind, Deep Mind and Mind that Transfers Merit for Ojo. Ojo means birth in the presence of Buddha. Because of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: In the life of Sidhartha Gotama who became Shakyamuni Buddha, there are two great turning points. Both are instances of paravritti, of turning back. THE FIRST GOING FORTH The... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: There is a famous carving in wood of Amida Tathagata glancing back. This glancing back statue is very famous. The expression on the face of the Buddha as he... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: The term paravritti often gets translated by something that sounds rather grand such as a turning around in the seat of consciousness. This kind of translation is not wrong... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: Faith (shraddha) arises in the condition of dukkha, says Buddha in the Nidana Vagga in the Samyuta Nikaya. Dukkha is the circumstance of our being sensitive to living in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: DON'T DRIFT INTO DISASTER This is the first of a series of short essays in which I shall comment on the term paravritti which plays an important role... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: PRAISE In the Acchariya-abbhuta Sutta, the monks are discussing how wonderful the Buddha is when he comes into the hall, interrupting their chatter. He asks what they have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: SIX VIJÑANA MIND MODEL One of the ways to understand how conceptions of psychology have changed since the time of the Buddha is by looking at how the model... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: Zen is “a special transmission outside the scriptures, not founded upon words and letters. pointing directly to the heart, seeing into one’s own true nature, attaining buddhahood.” What does... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: 1. The correct attitude is to be willing to do whatever the Dharma requires, in whatever realm, in whatever aeon. Enlightenment means to see clearly what needs to be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: Buddhism praises awareness, especially awareness of presently arisen states. There is a value in being aware of what is arising, being aware of what is persisting, what is fading... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: October 4th: I have just come back from the conference of Buddhist teachers in Europe. While I was there I heard much discussion about secularisation and how it is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at lotusinthemud
:: The Buddhists of Extinction Rebellion The climate activism group has drawn many teachers and practitioners looking to take their practice to the streets. By Matthew AbrahamsSEP 16, 2019 Meditators... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: QUESTION: What is shunyata? SHORT ANSWER: Shunyata is the completion of learning LONGER ANSWER: The important thing is to have the Dharma in your heart. How does this come... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: Amida Shu is a form of Pureland Buddhism. It derives from a tradition of Buddhist teaching that started in India, matured in China and flowered in Japan. In... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at lotusinthemud
NB: UPDATED Thursday October 10th AMIDA PURELAND BUDDHISM IN PERTH Sangha evenings in Perth and Bodhi Retreat in Malvern Our next sangha evening will be on Wednesday November 6th Not Tuesday November 5th Time: 7 - 9 pm Venue: 'Taigh an t-Solais', 19 Fairmount Terrace Barnhill, Perth PH2 7AS Details... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at Amida Scotland
Dharmavidya: THE GOAL Most people have little or no idea about the goal of Buddhism. When I realised this, I published the book “Not Everything is Impermanent”. Most people said,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes, on his Eleusis network: Dragons also take refuge in Amida Buddha. The dragons are proud of their role as defenders of the Dharma. They roar around on their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: SHARING: SOME INITIAL POINTS Recently I was involved in a discussion about “oneness”. Clearly, to some people in the Buddhist world, oneness is a big number. However, it is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: This morning my homily to the dragons was on kindness. After all, dragons must learn kindness too and they have their special contribution. The Dharma is not just... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2019 at lotusinthemud
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