On Sunday 19th, Suryagupta hosted a conversation with Subhuti on ‘Life, Death and Dying’ for the London Buddhist Centre, themes that are very much with us right now.
It was an insightful and meaningful conversation, and Subhuti invited us to work as positively as we can with the challenges that the Coronavirus pandemic brings - so we hope the reflections in the interview give you inspiration to take your practice deeper.
We’ve been moved to share an abundant handful of Sangharakshita’s writings and poems this month. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a poem entitled “Life is King”. Selected from “Conquering New Worlds”, read by the author and published by Windhorse Publications, Glasgow, 1986.
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Finite Nature of Life” is from Paramananda. Beginning the talk with a poem, he explores the importance of coming into relation with suffering, especially regarding our own and others’ death. If we do not take on the finite nature of our lives, we cannot practise effectively.
Life’s unfair, what can we do about it? We can practice the Dharma and follow the Buddha’s teachings. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “It’s Not Fair!” is an excerpt from the talk “What to Do In An Unfair World” by Kalyanaprabha. A sober yet uplifting talk encourages us to practice the Dharma in the face of unfairness.