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by Queequeg
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Fuji Taiseki-ji Kenshōkai
Replies: 32
Views: 609

Re: Fuji Taiseki-ji Kenshōkai

To present a more critical opinion, this article is old but paints Kenshokai in a darker light, as a quasi-militaristic group characterized by bizzare, apocalyptic paranoia, fanatical leader-devotion, and delusions of grandeur. ...Kenshokai differs from other Nichiren sects, especially the politica...
by Queequeg
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Fuji Taiseki-ji Kenshōkai
Replies: 32
Views: 609

Re: Fuji Taiseki-ji Kenshōkai

That Culture Festival stuff started with Soka Gakkai, except they did it with joy. As a participant in many festivals, including security in the hot sun for hours or guarding such things as an out of the way metal plaque of Toda at two in the morning, I wouldn't say joyful. Don't forget QQ, we were...
by Queequeg
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Fuji Taiseki-ji Kenshōkai
Replies: 32
Views: 609

Re: Fuji Taiseki-ji Kenshōkai

In the US, SGI does, and back when it was Nichiren Shoshu America. So Soka Gakkai got that from Nichiren Shoshu, but then discontinued after the separation? Or do they still do this? If not, any reason that they didn't continúe the práctice that you're aware of? Guessing, then, that Nichiren Shoshu...
by Queequeg
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3899
Views: 508460

Re: Music time

by Queequeg
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Anuttara-samyak-sambodhi in Tendai
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Anuttara-samyak-sambodhi in Tendai

Despite all the complicated rhetoric, it amounts to a doctrine common to all schools—the mind is inherently pure, and afflictions are merely adventitious. I believe that is more or less the correct summary. I don't know, but I do get the sense that the understanding of this doctrine, hongaku, has b...
by Queequeg
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Meditation retreat close to northern New Jersey?
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Meditation retreat close to northern New Jersey?

Hudson Valley and Catskills are not far from you. Lots of places - Zen, Tibetan, Chinese.
by Queequeg
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Young Asian American Buddhists are reclaiming narrative after decades of white dominance
Replies: 45
Views: 1334

Re: Young Asian American Buddhists are reclaiming narrative after decades of white dominance

I think alot of 'cultural appropriation' that people seem so offended by tends to happen because, for a lack of better term "White Americans" don't really have much of a culture of their own. I'd beg to differ. When you are immersed in a culture and know nothing else, it may be hard to ap...
by Queequeg
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Young Asian American Buddhists are reclaiming narrative after decades of white dominance
Replies: 45
Views: 1334

Re: Young Asian American Buddhists are reclaiming narrative after decades of white dominance

I don't think the Lions Roar or Tricycle reader is particularly interested in Vesak at the Thai Temple and I don't think they'd feel a sense of identity with the Thai Buddhists, as well meaning as their BLM and assorted diversity lawn signs proclaim. And vise versa. The need for outside validation a...
by Queequeg
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Young Asian American Buddhists are reclaiming narrative after decades of white dominance
Replies: 45
Views: 1334

Re: Young Asian American Buddhists are reclaiming narrative after decades of white dominance

As an Asian American Buddhist it seems to me these kids have internalized American attitudes about race and vocabulary of the current racial dialogue. Not necessarily a good thing, imho. Turns this project into a critical race theory discussion rather than a Buddhist discussion. I get it clueless wh...
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it normal for ones' faith to wax and wane over time?
Replies: 33
Views: 729

Re: Is it normal for ones' faith to wax and wane over time?

Unless I'm forgetting something, Nichiren didn't particularly take up issues around self/non-self in a doctrinal way Ha! I see the teaching of anatman or no self is not so explicit in Nicherin. I know nothing about Nicherin. However I was reading that part I posted here above, and found it interest...
by Queequeg
Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it normal for ones' faith to wax and wane over time?
Replies: 33
Views: 729

Re: Is it normal for ones' faith to wax and wane over time?

Nichiren did discuss Eternity, Happiness, True Self, and Purity as per a fragment of gosho- apparently accepting the Nirvana sutra argument- but unfortunately it just a bit of text oriented towards contrast with Theravadan doctrine. See also Conversation between a Sage and Unenlightened Man, where ...
by Queequeg
Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it normal for ones' faith to wax and wane over time?
Replies: 33
Views: 729

Re: Is it normal for ones' faith to wax and wane over time?

I had to look on google to find Nichiren example of no self/ separation. However Nichiren practitioners can better help. https://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/wnd-1/Content/40 I think opening our very heart could support faith, our very heart which is not a fleshi location. :namaste: Unless I'm forget...
by Queequeg
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it normal for ones' faith to wax and wane over time?
Replies: 33
Views: 729

Re: Is it normal for ones' faith to wax and wane over time?

I've found that over the years, my faith in the Lotus Sutra has come and gone, but I always return to Odaimoku. It's not so much what Nichiren Buddhism teaches as it is the experience of it that keeps me returning to it. I've studied so many different types of religions over the years and honestly ...
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tendai and Zen comparison
Replies: 18
Views: 760

Re: Tendai and Zen comparison

Seishin wrote: Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:03 pm There isn't, I'm afraid, but there is a dissertation on the paper that is quite detailed
https://repository.arizona.edu/handle/10150/279913
:twothumbsup:
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tendai and Zen comparison
Replies: 18
Views: 760

Re: Tendai and Zen comparison

Thanks! Is the Shaku zen haramitsu shidai homon translated into English? I know Sho Shikan , Roku Myomon and Makashikan have been. For those who come to Zhiyi from the Nichiren traditions, I don't think they know that Zhiyi authored many meditation and ritual manuals, in addition to his commentaries...
by Queequeg
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Kato/Tamura/Miyasaka/Soothill translation of Innumerable Meanings/Lotus/Meditation of Universal Virtue sutras
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Kato/Tamura/Miyasaka/Soothill translation of Innumerable Meanings/Lotus/Meditation of Universal Virtue sutras

Not a go-to for me, and not for any particular reason other than I had other translations first that were adequate for my purposes. Occasionally, I will consult it to see how certain passages were translated for comparison sake. My sense is that the translation is influenced by Lotus school commenta...
by Queequeg
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tendai and Zen comparison
Replies: 18
Views: 760

Re: Tendai and Zen comparison

Seishin-sama, would you mind briefly explaining the four meditation manuals by Zhiyi? That might help answer some of OPs questions, at least from the Tiantai/Tendai side.
by Queequeg
Thu Jul 01, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tendai and Zen comparison
Replies: 18
Views: 760

Re: Tendai and Zen comparison

Dharmalight889 wrote: Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:21 pm Could you also clarify what gyoin is?
https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/rev-jio ... pageSize=4
by Queequeg
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Chinese Buddhist temples: wooden boards with adages of wisdom and other elements
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Chinese Buddhist temples: wooden boards with adages of wisdom and other elements

They should be two of the four Heavenly Kings, which you can read about here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Heavenly_Kings Perhaps different in China, but in Japan, the guardians at the gates of temples are 仁王, emanations of Vajrapani and called 金剛力士, not of the Four Heavenly Kings. Apparently...
by Queequeg
Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tendai and Zen comparison
Replies: 18
Views: 760

Re: Tendai and Zen comparison

I know I am asking a very large questions, but would someone be able to explain some basic differences between Tendai and Zen? I know the meditation techniques may be different (shikantaza and koans in zen, shamatha/vipashyana in tendai) but what are some other major differences someone may notice ...

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