Christopher Titmuss Dharma Blog

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2021

CAN LOVE REVEAL ULTIMATE REALITY? Zoom. Sangha Live. 20.00-21.30. CET (19.00 – 20.30. UK time). Sunday 19 December 2021

We know the cost to the reality of life through deprivation of love. Human beings, other sentient creatures and all of life suffers through withdrawal of love, abuse and violence.

Science has eliminated love from its analysis of reality. Science perceives reality through the limited constructs of the mind. You will rarely find the word love in scientific textbooks. We cannot know ultimate reality though highlighting the mind and dismissing the heart or vice-versa.

The Buddha made frequent reference to metta with its three-fold meaning of love, kindness and friendship according to context. He made powerful statements on love – Metta is a Brahma Vihara (literally Abiding/Dwelling  with/in God).

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The Buddha on Mindfulness. Outline of the Great Discourse on the Four Applications of Mindfulness. With brief comment

GREAT DISCOURSE ON THE FOUR APPLICATIONS OF MINDFULNESS

Discourse 22 in the Long Length Discourses

This discourse of the Buddha has served as major inspiration for 2600 years for the practice and application of mindfulness for realising Nirvana.

See POINTS TO REMEMBER below the discourse. There is a brief comment to words in discourse in bold type. Continue reading 



Guidelines for the Blog and Comments on Social Media

Certain lengthy comments on my social media platforms sometimes reveal an aggressive tone. I have received concern about such Comments from other readers, especially on Facebook.

Such hostility in the comments deter others from writing a comment. I see in recent months a significant drop in the number and diversity of Comments. Continue reading 



AWAKE WHERE YOU ARE. The Art of Embodied Awareness. By Martin Aylward. A Book Review.

I found AWAKE WHERE YOU ARE a refreshing book to read. Readable, practical, insightful with a wise priority – to develop and realise an embodied freedom.

The book captures the style of teaching of Martin through consistent reference to the immediacy of experience while pointing to a freedom beyond the limits of the immediate experience. AWAKE WHERE YOU ARE communicates a depth of wisdom. Continue reading 



Totnes Town Council Bans Anti-Vaxxers conference in Totnes. A week later Anti-Vaxxers  and other protestors stop Totnes traffic

A BBC television documentary in 2021 described Totnes (population 8400) as “fiercely independent.” Continue reading 




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