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by Queequeg
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: 'Realizing" or "receiving and keeping"?
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: 'Realizing" or "receiving and keeping"?

illarraza wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:20 pm The seeds (Namu Myoho renge kyo) are different than Buddha wisdom (Buddha-nature).
Then the seed is a conventional teaching, ie. Nichiren utilizing the language of dreams to awaken beings.
by Queequeg
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Gardening
Replies: 11
Views: 208

Re: Buddhist Gardening

My approach is to plant and see what survives without my interventions. I take what thrives and rearrange them into the design I want.
by Queequeg
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fear of Woking
Replies: 41
Views: 899

Re: Fear of Woking

I abandoned that fashion completely in 1985 when I saw a ten year old on a skateboard dressed exactly like me. Sorry. That might have been me. Nah, it was probably Ben Affleck. :-) LOL I have an eccentric uncle who claims he met Ben Affleck and Matt Damon at the Mars Bar in NYC and told them his li...
by Queequeg
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fear of Woking
Replies: 41
Views: 899

Re: Fear of Woking

Malcolm wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:24 pm I abandoned that fashion completely in 1985 when I saw a ten year old on a skateboard dressed exactly like me.
Sorry. That might have been me.
by Queequeg
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fear of Woking
Replies: 41
Views: 899

Re: Fear of Woking

Isn't the punk ethos fundamentally nihilist in view? I wouldn't say that, as a former punk rock musician from the late seventies/early eighties. It was a rejection, principally, of arena rock and commercialism, attended with a lot of social justice concerns in fact, for example the Pop Group, the S...
by Queequeg
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fear of Woking
Replies: 41
Views: 899

Re: Fear of Woking

Funny thing is, this guy was always a conservative catholic, remember "Polly, I'm not an animal," the Pistol's anti-abortion song? Lydon was an avid Thatcherite back in the day. The Sex Pistols were never a protest band - their whole plan was to sell out and see how many people bought the...
by Queequeg
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Does one have to be part of a Nichiren sect to follow/devote onself to the Lotus Sutra and what it teaches?
Replies: 28
Views: 803

Re: Does one have to be part of a Nichiren sect to follow/devote onself to the Lotus Sutra and what it teaches?

Ronny, Following up on your characterization of "consciousness" as arising through contact between sense organ and sense object, and my critique that what is referred to as "Mystical Principle" is not of that category, I refer you to the 12 linked chain of causation. To review, i...
by Queequeg
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Does one have to be part of a Nichiren sect to follow/devote onself to the Lotus Sutra and what it teaches?
Replies: 28
Views: 803

Re: Does one have to be part of a Nichiren sect to follow/devote onself to the Lotus Sutra and what it teaches?

Dogen held it in high regard, perhaps in part due to his Tendai antecedents. Pretty sure every zen tradition, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, etc. holds it in high regard. :smile: Traditionally, three sutras were propagated throughout East Asia for the protection and prosperity of the societies - The Lo...
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: words in Lotus sutra
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: words in Lotus sutra

What difference could it be in between voice hearers and Buddhas if both end their journey in Nirvan (tranquil extinction)? Is it that the voice hearer is so deeply connected with Buddha that he can not go separate at any stage. The voice hearer's and Buddha both have to wait for each other to go t...
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where is Buddha Now?
Replies: 15
Views: 380

Re: Where is Buddha Now?

I'm pretty sure he's there somewhere.

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by Queequeg
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Does one have to be part of a Nichiren sect to follow/devote onself to the Lotus Sutra and what it teaches?
Replies: 28
Views: 803

Re: Does one have to be part of a Nichiren sect to follow/devote onself to the Lotus Sutra and what it teaches?

The meaning of emptiness in Buddhism is not that of an "absolute emptiness" of the "ein sof" type of Qabalah, or "wu" of Taoism. Emptiness is the characteristic that all things change their states by changing their causes and conditions. If you think of a concept where...
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why should I show unconditional compassion instead of dominance?
Replies: 18
Views: 517

Re: Why should I show unconditional compassion instead of dominance?

Jeez. Thinking way too much. You said yourself your gangly, ugly, and just kind of smart. You'll lose that domination game. That's why you shouldn't bother. The best you can hope for is to be a miserable petty tyrant that no one in your little universe likes. Nasty, brutish and short. No one wins i...
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why should I show unconditional compassion instead of dominance?
Replies: 18
Views: 517

Re: Why should I show unconditional compassion instead of dominance?

Jeez. Thinking way too much. You said yourself your gangly, ugly, and just kind of smart. You'll lose that domination game. That's why you shouldn't bother. The best you can hope for is to be a miserable petty tyrant that no one in your little universe likes. Nasty, brutish and short. No one wins in...
by Queequeg
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Does one have to be part of a Nichiren sect to follow/devote onself to the Lotus Sutra and what it teaches?
Replies: 28
Views: 803

Re: Does one have to be part of a Nichiren sect to follow/devote onself to the Lotus Sutra and what it teaches?

"Seed" in Buddhism refers to a "state" of consciousness. Its Buddhanature. Tathagatagarbha. "State" is a provisional qualification at best. State suggests static. That is at conflict with description of Buddhanature has having "function." Buddhanature is, if ...
by Queequeg
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fear of Woking
Replies: 41
Views: 899

Re: Fear of Woking

The whole US progressive social justice movement pivots on performative hysteria. You mean like this? https://static.politico.com/dims4/default/9d133f4/2147483647/resize/1920x/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.politico.com%2F62%2F9e%2Fd92ecb7f4617942f5912da0d2ba0%2Fgettyimages-1230733966-1.jpg I...
by Queequeg
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Does one have to be part of a Nichiren sect to follow/devote onself to the Lotus Sutra and what it teaches?
Replies: 28
Views: 803

Re: Does one have to be part of a Nichiren sect to follow/devote onself to the Lotus Sutra and what it teaches?

"Seed" in Buddhism refers to a "state" of consciousness. Its Buddhanature. Tathagatagarbha. "State" is a provisional qualification at best. State suggests static. That is at conflict with description of Buddhanature has having "function." Buddhanature is, if ...
by Queequeg
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fear of Woking
Replies: 41
Views: 899

Re: Fear of Woking

NY Times is part of clown world. When students search the campus with baseball bats in hand for supposed racist professors something is off. That did not happen: timeline here: https://www.theolympian.com/news/local/education/article175061841.html This happened to Bret Weinstein at Evergreen State ...
by Queequeg
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fear of Woking
Replies: 41
Views: 899

Re: Fear of Woking

As I have been saying all along, who is afraid of the opinions of freshman in college? Insecure college professors. To an extent, it's exacerbated by administrators who evaluate professors based on student ratings and comments. Freshmen are given inordinate power on campuses that affect everything ...
by Queequeg
Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Does one have to be part of a Nichiren sect to follow/devote onself to the Lotus Sutra and what it teaches?
Replies: 28
Views: 803

Re: Does one have to be part of a Nichiren sect to follow/devote onself to the Lotus Sutra and what it teaches?

"awakening" The dreams that are the realm of birth and death are temporary and lack an inherent entity and nature, and thus exemplify that which is provisional. Hence they are called illusions. The waking state of original enlightenment is true or real, the mind that is removed from the r...
by Queequeg
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fear of Woking
Replies: 41
Views: 899

Fear of Woking

Interesting opinion piece about the exaggerated fear of cancellation in the Academy. Goldberg uses the recent Netflix series, The Chair, as the pivot to say that academics are having "histrionic" fits over so called, "Cancel Culture". In the article, she makes reference to Joy Di...

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