I have memorised almost the whole “Faith in Mind” already. I learn and recite more or less all the time. My wife got used to it. I recite even when I walk my dog. My dog got used to it. Weather in Ireland is horrible. There I am walking among spasmodic tree branches and trembling … Continue reading 18 Apr.
I memorised 4 Foundation of Mindfulness, 5 Hindrances, 7 Factors of Awakening, 5 Skandhas, 6 Sense Bases, 4 Noble Truths, Noble Eightfold Path, 12 links of Dependent Origination, the first 34 verses of Faith in Mind by Sengcan (will I be able to memorise the whole poem?). When I walk my dog, I repeat what … Continue reading 8 Apr. “Faith in Mind”.
Karma and re-birth have been giving me hard times. Always. Why are some of the Buddha’s teachings so easily verifiable and down to earth while others require faith? It was only recently when I decided to finally accept karma and re-birth. For all the wrong reasons. My logic was – if I am able to … Continue reading 1 Apr. Karma.
I like walking my dog beacuse I like walking. And I like my dog. My dog is the happiest creature I have ever met (except for my daughter - up to the age of 4) even though he doesn't even own a pair of pants. I enjoy our walks also because I can be alone … Continue reading 29 Mar.
We went for a walk in the forest. It was cold, wet and misty. My wife and daughter wanted to go back. "Let's take this path, it will take us back to the car", I said breaking the fourth precept. The ground became very muddy. I lifted my daughter up and carried her through the … Continue reading 20 Mar. Green man.
So much stress in work. I feel miserable only when I allow self-pity and self-righteousness to take over. The more I am, the more I suffer. But even during those dark moments - everything is different. Even when I suffer, I am suspicious of my suffering. I get up before 5AM every day so I … Continue reading 19 Mar. I-making.
I have never shared any WordPress post on this blog before. Below quote summarises everything I appreciate about Pure Land Buddhism. And it arrived exactly when I needed it. And I needed it badly. My mind relies on nothing, so when night falls, I simply stop. My body lives nowhere, so at the break of … Continue reading The End Draws Near — Great Middle Way