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by tkp67
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 220
Views: 3035

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

The point is that you not studied anything outside it. That’s ok, but it necessarily means your perspective on Dharma is very narrow. Not that my perspective is universal, I’ve never deeply studied Chan, etc., mainly because what appeals to me is Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. We have our own triumphalism,...
by tkp67
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1821

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

Provisional interpretation of these teachings is not what Nichiren intended. Shakyamuni and Nichiren are talking about is the same nature the reader has yet to awaken to. The buddha's which are provisions of Shakyamuni's life cannot be found external to one's own. The buddha simply say didn't say "h...
by tkp67
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 220
Views: 3035

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

I expect direct, distinct answers in the context of the Nichiren tradition so you can demonstrate the compassion, equanimity, boundlessness and purity you propose you understand so succinctly. :anjali: The point is that you not studied anything outside it. That’s ok, but it necessarily means your p...
by tkp67
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhāvataṃsaka Reflections
Replies: 22
Views: 503

Re: Buddhāvataṃsaka Reflections

By evoking the gate I choose you draw the tradition I practice into the conversation. No, I am talking about you, specifically, one who constantly pontificates about all Buddhists traditions having studied pretty much none of them in any depth at all. If you want to claim that buddhism is somehow p...
by tkp67
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: TNH's 14 precepts
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: TNH's 14 precepts

The Fourteen Precepts of the Order of Interbeing

:good:
by tkp67
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 220
Views: 3035

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

I see, so you examined a bunch of nonbuddhist traditions in order to establish that you have discovered the definitive buddhist practice, but without exploring other buddhist traditions, correct? My presumption, just to correct you, was that you were asserting that you had explored other buddhist t...
by tkp67
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 220
Views: 3035

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

I see, so you examined a bunch of nonbuddhist traditions in order to establish that you have discovered the definitive buddhist practice, but without exploring other buddhist traditions, correct? So long as he doesn't take the position, "Only this is true; all else is false," undertaking an Ekayana...
by tkp67
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 220
Views: 3035

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

Try answering the question. I did. Non Buddhist vehicles. Your presumption was just that. Your desires fulfill your view of me not my interpretation of reality. I am reportedly too misunderstood for that one. Right? I see, so you examined a bunch of nonbuddhist traditions in order to establish that...
by tkp67
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhāvataṃsaka Reflections
Replies: 22
Views: 503

Re: Buddhāvataṃsaka Reflections

"Freedom from all views" means that one has realized suchness. There is no danger of devaputra māra here. That doesn't address how others who read that type of division will interpret it. This is one of the subtleties that seems to stand clear for me in the LS and Nichiren's teachings. That’s merel...
by tkp67
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhāvataṃsaka Reflections
Replies: 22
Views: 503

Re: Buddhāvataṃsaka Reflections

My random musings. Very sophomoric. You (Malcolm) needn't feel pressured to respond. Has anyone else read or tried to read the Flower Garland? Clearly’s translation is basically a CF. But, if one knows a primary language it is useful as a framework. The Avatamsaka is about you,it’s about your own s...
by tkp67
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhāvataṃsaka Reflections
Replies: 22
Views: 503

Re: Buddhāvataṃsaka Reflections

Abandoning views is the goal of the Buddha's teaching, period. It is not a special feature of any Buddhist school. It is paramount in the perspective of the LS but most importantly in the Nichiren tradition that this aspect is an active part of propagation not an ultimate destination or one risks t...
by tkp67
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhāvataṃsaka Reflections
Replies: 22
Views: 503

Re: Buddhāvataṃsaka Reflections

One of the subtle things about Nichiren's teaching is that the loss of this conditioning to these things is meant to be part of the process. The buddha saw function, cause and effect. He was not conditioned against another's language or belief. Nichiren goes through these incredibly dissonant compa...
by tkp67
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhāvataṃsaka Reflections
Replies: 22
Views: 503

Re: Buddhāvataṃsaka Reflections

A lot of people don't like the idea of the words "pray" and "prayer" in Buddhism. I've come to think of a prayer more as a wish and a statement of conviction than a petition to a deity. A prayer can be a wish, an intention, a psychic transmission of goodwill. "I pray you make it home safe." "I am s...
by tkp67
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 220
Views: 3035

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

He doesn't Buddhist vehicle. Definitely not IMO. Maybe I'm wrong. He's talking about contemporary sects and traditions. Bingo. Try answering the question. I did. Non Buddhist vehicles. Your presumption was just that. Your desires fulfill your view of me not my interpretation of reality. I am report...
by tkp67
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 220
Views: 3035

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

He doesn't Buddhist vehicle. Definitely not IMO. Maybe I'm wrong. He's talking about contemporary sects and traditions. Bingo. A living teaching is a luxury that not everyone has access to but it is an extension of the buddha's equanimity. Building compassion through suffering is one of those unive...
by tkp67
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 220
Views: 3035

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

-Kanjin no Honzon sho That is no minor teaching. It is profoundly honest about our reality as human beings, realistic about the capacities of most people, practical in foregoing high expectations implicit in much of Buddhist teachings, and profoundly caring in being accessible to a wide range of pe...
by tkp67
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 220
Views: 3035

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

Showing profound compassion for those unable to comprehend the gem of the doctrine of three thousand realms in a single moment of life, the Buddha wrapped it within the five characters [of Myoho-renge-kyo], with which he then adorned the necks of the ignorant people of the latter age. -Kanjin no Ho...
by tkp67
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 220
Views: 3035

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

Nichiren, and others, got very caught up in words. I don't think that is true. Shakyamnui and Nichiren both showed equanimity to all people of all walks of life. Nichiren fulfilled the wishes of the buddha in the lotus sutra specifically by propagating this teaching amount those steeped in three po...
by tkp67
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for family
Replies: 16
Views: 764

Re: Prayers for family

So sorry to hear it Johhny.

:consoling:
by tkp67
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1821

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

The teaching in all of its simplicity manifests in immeasurable ways which I have yet to exhaust conceptually. All that conceptualizing might be a problem. YMMV. It is the long and meandering path that is not quick nor sudden. It is not a problem unless it causes attachment or internal discord. It ...

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