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by KiwiNFLFan
Tue May 18, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is it adultery if my partner is still married?
Replies: 29
Views: 3035

Re: Is it adultery if my partner is still married?

Would the same be true in countries where you cannot file for divorce until you have been separated for a period of time defined by law (2 years in NZ)? If a marriage has irreparably broken down and the couple are separated, yet the law of the land won't permit them to divorce for 2 years, would it ...
by KiwiNFLFan
Tue May 18, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Question about Right Livelihood
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Question about Right Livelihood

I am a software developer currently looking for full-time work. While I would not work for any company whose business is considered wrong livelihood, such as the meat industry or the military (which is pretty small here), what about working for a company who has such businesses among its clients? Wo...
by KiwiNFLFan
Sun May 09, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Help with prayer in Tibetan
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Help with prayer in Tibetan

Thanks, jmlee! With the missing words you provided (which indeed sound like the chant in the video), I was able to find this book , which contained the prayer text and it is exactly as you said (although the book omits the last part 'chö do kyab su chi wo'). So the complete text of the prayer is (wi...
by KiwiNFLFan
Thu May 06, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Help with prayer in Tibetan
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Help with prayer in Tibetan

My friend (who is Han Chinese but practices Tibetan Buddhism) sent me a video of an Amitabha mantra in Tibetan . She told me that Venerable Jigme Phüntsok Rinpoche stated that anyone who chants this mantra 1 million times (or 6 million nianfo in Chinese) will be guaranteed rebirth in the Pure Land. ...
by KiwiNFLFan
Wed May 05, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: How difference between Chan and Zen.
Replies: 61
Views: 3684

Re: How difference between Chan and Zen.

One point that I might add is that Zen in the West is different to Zen in East Asia. At a typical Western Zen centre, the main practice is meditation, with maybe a bit of chanting thrown in. In East Asia (my experience is from Korea mostly), meditation is only part of Zen. At a typical Korean Seon (...
by KiwiNFLFan
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short memorial service in cemetery?
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Short memorial service in cemetery?

Can anyone send me a link to a short Tibetan Buddhist memorial service that one can recite at the grave of a loved one? Not on any particular anniversary, but just if you happen to be passing by the area. I know Pure Land Buddhists chant the Amitabha Sutra, but is the same sutra used in Tibetan Budd...
by KiwiNFLFan
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Avalokiteshvara-focused Pure Land Buddhism
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Avalokiteshvara-focused Pure Land Buddhism

In the thread on Japanese Pure Land Buddhism vs other East Asian countries , user Sentient Light wrote the following: Some Vietnamese Pure Land Buddhists might even focus their niem phat practice primarily on Avalokitesvrara instead of Amitabha. I have a deep devotion to Kuan Yin Bodhisattva, and wo...
by KiwiNFLFan
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Modern Chinese Tiantai?
Replies: 5
Views: 1745

Modern Chinese Tiantai?

I watched some videos by Rev. Kanjin Cederman, currently a priest in the Nichiren Shu tradition. However, it was mentioned that before this, he was ordained as a monk in the Chinese Tiantai tradition. So there must be modern Chinese Tiantai groups in existence. A simple Google search failed to turn ...
by KiwiNFLFan
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Lotus Sutra - differences between the Chinese, Sanskrit and Tibetan versions
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Lotus Sutra - differences between the Chinese, Sanskrit and Tibetan versions

I know most translations of the Lotus Sutra into English are done from Kumarajiva’s Chinese translation of the Sanskrit. There is a translation of a Sanskrit version by H. Kern, and 84000.co features a translation of the Sanskrit and a Tibetan translation. How much do the Chinese, Tibetan, and extan...
by KiwiNFLFan
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Rebirth and the Ten Worlds in the different Nichiren traditions
Replies: 22
Views: 1150

Re: Rebirth and the Ten Worlds in the different Nichiren traditions

We are continually reborn into this Saha world. In what conditions we are born into are based upon our past causes. If we slandered the Law in our past existences, then we will encounter retribution for these causes in this lifetime and our lifetimes to come. If one falls into hell, then one's envi...
by KiwiNFLFan
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Rebirth and the Ten Worlds in the different Nichiren traditions
Replies: 22
Views: 1150

Re: Rebirth and the Ten Worlds in the different Nichiren traditions

Thanks John for the detailed explanation. Quite by chance, last night I was browsing through a book I'd downloaded a while ago, Questions and Answers on Nichiren Buddhism by Senchu Murano . It contained the following questions (pp. 11-12): What happens to a person who is not a Nichiren believer when...
by KiwiNFLFan
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Kannon Bosatsu (Avalokiteshvara) in Nichiren Shu
Replies: 3
Views: 1593

Kannon Bosatsu (Avalokiteshvara) in Nichiren Shu

What is the general Nichiren Shu view of Kannon Bosatsu? The Lotus Sutra in Chapter 25 explains how Kannon Bosatsu will rescue those who call to Her for help. In spite of this though, SGI places no emphasis on Her, and I imagine the same is true about Shoshu (never seen Her mentioned in any of their...
by KiwiNFLFan
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Rissho Kosei Kai - what are the differences with Nichiren Shu?
Replies: 54
Views: 2300

Re: Rissho Kosei Kai - what are the differences with Nichiren Shu?

"In the 13th Century, Japanese was pronounced as it was written, therefore we can assume that Nichiren chanted "Namu". Since the 3rd Century AD, a large number of Chinese words were incorporated into the Japanese language. These words were pronounced in Japanese approximately as they were in Chines...
by KiwiNFLFan
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Rebirth and the Ten Worlds in the different Nichiren traditions
Replies: 22
Views: 1150

Re: Rebirth and the Ten Worlds in the different Nichiren traditions

Thanks, Mark, for the detailed info. So Nichiren taught that unenlightened beings are continually reborn in the six paths (hell, hungry ghosts, animals, asuras, humans and devas)? What about those who practice the Lotus Sutra? They will attain Buddhahood (presumably near or at the end of their lives...
by KiwiNFLFan
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Did Shinran and Nichiren ever meet?
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Did Shinran and Nichiren ever meet?

Does anyone know if Shinran ever met Nichiren? They were alive at the same time and both studied on Mt Hiei. Is there any record of them ever meeting and discussing/debating Pure Land vs Lotus Sutra Buddhism?
by KiwiNFLFan
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Rissho Kosei Kai - what are the differences with Nichiren Shu?
Replies: 54
Views: 2300

Re: Rissho Kosei Kai - what are the differences with Nichiren Shu?

If an English Nichiren Shoshu lecture or writing says "Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo", one should note that in the original Japanese lecture one would not see any difference between Nam or Namu. As we all know it is the same character. This is true. Chinese characters have no inherent pronunciation - they ar...
by KiwiNFLFan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Rissho Kosei Kai - what are the differences with Nichiren Shu?
Replies: 54
Views: 2300

Re: Rissho Kosei Kai - what are the differences with Nichiren Shu?

Is the Gohonzon written in Kanji ? Nichiren shonin said 5 6 or seven characters... did i recall that correctly ? So is there a character for Nam and a character for U ... i get how when you fast chant it blurs...i have not been able to blurr out the u... Yes, the Mandala Gohonzon is written in kanj...
by KiwiNFLFan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Rebirth and the Ten Worlds in the different Nichiren traditions
Replies: 22
Views: 1150

Re: Rebirth and the Ten Worlds in the different Nichiren traditions

These are not mutually exclusive ideas. The six realms have always been understood to be physical places, dimensions, etc., where one takes literal rebirth. Nichiren also accepted and taught this view, though he also described them in metaphorical terms, especially in the Kanjin Honzon Sho. NSA and...
by KiwiNFLFan
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Rebirth and the Ten Worlds in the different Nichiren traditions
Replies: 22
Views: 1150

Rebirth and the Ten Worlds in the different Nichiren traditions

Since the majority of my involvement with Nichiren Buddhism has been with SGI, I'm curious what the views of Nichiren Shu and Shoshu are with regards to rebirth and the Ten Worlds. SGI teaches that each of the worlds are states of mind. While this article seems to affirm a belief in rebirth, it does...
by KiwiNFLFan
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Rissho Kosei Kai - what are the differences with Nichiren Shu?
Replies: 54
Views: 2300

Re: Rissho Kosei Kai - what are the differences with Nichiren Shu?

Minobu wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:08 pm :roll: How do they chant. Do they use Namu or Nam
:roll:
From their Sutra Recitation book, they appear to use 'Namu'. Which makes sense since they originate from Nichiren Shu.

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