A group where I will be posting an extract from Dharmavida's book Not Everything Is Impermanent every week, with a few questions to get us thinking... feel free to join us every week or every so often. Namo Amida Bu. See More
"New beginnings for you, Gayre, as reawakening life stirs underground and in the buds. Here, the season turned overnight. Torrential rain, gales in the West. The red leaves still cling to the trees. This red person is still attached to her abode.…"
On Mondays, chant the nembutsu wherever you are, at whatever time you can, in whatever form you like, alone or with others.....and feel connected to our world-wide Amida sangha.Notes on the NembutsuWhy Chant? by DharmavidyaMany thanks to Rob …See More
I pretty much agree with your perspective.
For mr, faith in a higher power hasnt been a problem and doesnt present me with any issues in accepting my own powerlessness. For me, Amida is entirely compatible with AA.
Eric, Im going to…"
"Amida accepts us 'just as we are' RIGHT NOW! That doesnt mean were perfect!
Come back tomorrow and 'just as I am' will be different.
One other idea central to AA is getting out of our minds, summed up in the phrase ' when…"
'Im not doing so well with alcohol'
AA contends that that is because alcohol is at the moment, the power greater than yourself.
It might be helpful to ask yourself whether you have a genuine desire to abstain?
A core belief in AA is…"
Have you actually DONE the twelve steps. If not, it would be a great idea to find a Sponsor and do so.
After that, you may have a different opinion about the Twelve Step program
OF COURSE, alcohol is NOT the problem! The core issue is…"
"Gayre. Thanks for the positive response. It's good to have found a home with kindred spirits. Bombu and Powerless!
Please feel free to start a discussion. I look forward to learning from your hard won years of experience. In Fellowship &…"
"Nuri has been with me for TWO weeks instead of the usual one- its School Easter Holidays
The downside is that he goes to his Ma on Sunday for HER two weeks.
Brilliant essay by Dharmavidya 'Is Buddhism a Religion' and great to see that AA…"