This is my favourite of all quotations and has been a “guiding light” to me for the past 22 years. It is a saying of Buddha and an interpretation from the first verse of the Dhammapada, a collection of sayings from Gautama Buddha. It is essentially saying that everything we perceive or feel is an … Continue reading Significant Quotations: #1 All states of being are determined by mind.
I don’t think I’ve ever written a negative review of any book I’ve read. If it’s bad I would usually just chuck it at the point I’d had enough and move on. So, am I about to write a negative review on this book? Well ..... yes and no! It’s my own fault of course, … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: #5 Buddhism For Busy People
Dr B and Siddhartha discuss the mantra and meditation process for invoking The Medicine Buddha in seeking personal and universal freedom from pain, disease and suffering. Hello Doc, I see you are having a glass of wine or two these days, is that wise? Hi Sid, it's OK, I had no wine from September a … Continue reading Dr B and Siddhartha Discuss Medicine Buddha
I first published this book review as a “conversation” between ourselves and Buddha (Sid) exactly one year ago at the start of 2019 and it seemed appropriate to repost it for all of my new followers as well as having a sort of timeless quality to it. The central issue is for us old fogies … Continue reading Cicero, Buddha and The Two Doctors on Old Age
Buddha walks into his usual wine bar and greets his two mates, The Two Doctors: “Namaste you two, I see you’ve been travelling again, how was it?” Said Buddha (Sid to his mates) “A bit mixed, some long drives, but good visits to castles and abbeys, cultural and historic!” “Ah, speaking of historic, you two … Continue reading Yes, we’re old, but not white supremacists!