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by _johnarundel_
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Ascent of Guardian Deities to the Heavens
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Ascent of Guardian Deities to the Heavens

Shotenzenjin wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:11 pm Great post. Thank you for posting it john
Thank you!
by _johnarundel_
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Ascent of Guardian Deities to the Heavens
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Ascent of Guardian Deities to the Heavens

Nichiren Daishonin teaches us in the Rissho ankoku-ron , When I, with my limited knowledge, read the sutras, I find that all people have gone against the correct Law and become wholly devoted to evil doctrines. This is why all the guardian deities have abandoned this country and sages have left this...
by _johnarundel_
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1895

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

Hi Everone! Nichiren Daishonin was clear on mixing teachings. He states in "Reply to Ueno" ( "Ueno dono-gohenji" ), To mix other practices with this Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo is a grave error. A lamp will be useless after the sun rises. How can dewdrops be beneficial once the rain falls? Should one feed a...
by _johnarundel_
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Daimoku Sansho
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Daimoku Sansho

2:30am is tough! I remember a couple super-early gongyos like that back in the old NSA days during events.. as uncomfortable as it is, there is an undeniable potency in having the full assembly that early- perhaps a very clear demonstration of itaidoshin. Hi! Yes, it is quite tough. As you said the...
by _johnarundel_
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Daimoku Sansho
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Daimoku Sansho

I find I can last a bit longer on the bare floor vs a cushion, likewise if I'm wearing boots. Maybe something about the area of reduced circulation being smaller on the bare floor. Is seiza still the usual position in N.Shoshu when sitting on the floor? I've worked away at half-lotus as an option, ...
by _johnarundel_
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Daimoku Sansho
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Daimoku Sansho

I prefer the old days when the gohonzon rooms were an empty stretch of floor and a butsudan against the wall. I don't use a chair or even a cushion with my altar, guests don't get them either :D . That said, if the game is an hour tozo then I confess its a bit easier to get it done on a chair... Ha...
by _johnarundel_
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Daimoku Sansho
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Daimoku Sansho

Shotenzenjin wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:45 pm Good post John. Thank you for posting it
:twothumbsup:
by _johnarundel_
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Daimoku Sansho
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Daimoku Sansho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueLgADI6PAc To begin Buddhist chanting in the Nichiren Shoshu tradition, you start with Daimoku Sansho. The word Daimoku means the supreme invocation or Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo. This expression also indicates the chanting of Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo. The word Sansho means thr...
by _johnarundel_
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Chanting Daimoku for Oneself and Others
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Chanting Daimoku for Oneself and Others

Shotenzenjin wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:44 pm Another great post. Thank you for posting this John
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by _johnarundel_
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 1951

Re: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations

Hey Minobu, Hope all is well. Nichiren Daishonin's signature right under the Daimoku is not only on the Dai-Gohonzon. Also, if you look at most of Nikko Shonin's Gohonzons, the signature Nichiren is right under the Daimoku. Based on the doctrines of Nichiren Shoshu, I personally do not feel it is ap...
by _johnarundel_
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Chanting Daimoku for Oneself and Others
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Chanting Daimoku for Oneself and Others

narhwal90 wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:18 pm:thumbsup:

Congrats on becoming a global mod!
by _johnarundel_
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: congratulations Narhwal
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: congratulations Narhwal

:twothumbsup: :twothumbsup:
by _johnarundel_
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Chanting Daimoku for Oneself and Others
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Chanting Daimoku for Oneself and Others

Lecture in Praise of Nichiren Daishonin December 2014, Oko Lecture In the Gosho, "Questions and Answers on Embracing the Lotus Sutra" ( "Jimyō hokke mondō-shō" ), Nichiren Daishonin states: Single-mindedly chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo and encourage others to do the same. This will remain as your only ...
by _johnarundel_
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Rebirth and the Ten Worlds in the different Nichiren traditions
Replies: 22
Views: 596

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

The ten worlds ( jikkai ) do not exist outside of our minds. The doctrine of the mutual possession of the ten worlds ( jikkai gogu ) teaches that we can manifest any of the ten worlds at any moment of life. We are continually reborn into this Saha world. In what conditions we are born into are based...
by _johnarundel_
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Rebirth and the Ten Worlds in the different Nichiren traditions
Replies: 22
Views: 596

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

So if Murano Sensei is saying here that Nichiren Buddhists who die will join the Buddha's Sangha on Mount Sacred Eagle in the Purified Saha World, then that seems to imply that the Purified Saha World already exists. However, John's post seems to indicate that the Purified Saha World will only exis...
by _johnarundel_
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Rebirth and the Ten Worlds in the different Nichiren traditions
Replies: 22
Views: 596

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

Minobu wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:39 pm :good:
this post was so beautiful it brought tears of absolute joy and all my hair rose to the occasion..

beautifully done John..
thank you

:twothumbsup:
by _johnarundel_
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Rebirth and the Ten Worlds in the different Nichiren traditions
Replies: 22
Views: 596

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

When we say the Buddha's Eternal Pure Land ...why is it for most of us it seems more like a form of a hell we live in... because that Pure Land has to realized... it's not like Buddha created this saha world...leave that up to Abrahamic religions. Very true. The principle of esho funi or "oneness o...
by _johnarundel_
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Rebirth and the Ten Worlds in the different Nichiren traditions
Replies: 22
Views: 596

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

This saha world is the eternal pure land of the Buddha. The goal of our practice is sokushin jobutsu - 即身成仏 - attaining buddhahood in one's present form.
by _johnarundel_
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Rissho Kosei Kai - what are the differences with Nichiren Shu?
Replies: 54
Views: 1032

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

I will be perfectly honest and say that I do not know for sure the historical background behind the differences in chanting Daimoku (Nam or Namu) 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 d...
by _johnarundel_
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?
Replies: 46
Views: 3307

Re: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?

You mentioned The Shujyu Onfurumai Gosho. This is all I found: "Although I myself may be insignificant, I propagate the Lotus Sutra and therefore am the envoy of Shakyamuni Buddha." Do you know the English title? Mark Hi Mark, I believe it is “On the Buddha’s Behavior”. It was written in 1276. Here...

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