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by dude
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Provisional , transient , terms attributed to Buddhas
Replies: 73
Views: 1002

Re: Provisional , transient , terms attributed to Buddhas

Minobu:

I have never seen in any of the gosho any indications that Nichiren called himself a provisional Buddha. Are you familiar with the fifteenth chapter of the Lotus Sutra which describes the Bodhisattvas of the Earth?
by dude
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: can we talk about this/differing sect ideas in Nichiren Schools
Replies: 29
Views: 1384

Re: can we talk about this/differing sect ideas in Nichiren Schools

I recall reading that the devil king will seek to disrupt the prolongation of the lotus sutra in the later age. There is also a gosho regarding difficulties as proof of medicine working in progress. So as I see it the very challenge presented by the schism is an opportunity for Nichiren practitione...
by dude
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: howdy pardners
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: howdy pardners

Your experience is instructive, and your humility in sharing it here is commendable.
I agree with you in part about debate: there's a place for it, but debating anything online is nothing but a recipe for disaster.
by dude
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What do you do if you cannot get a person to see their own hatred, delusions, dysfunction, etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: What do you do if you cannot get a person to see their own hatred, delusions, dysfunction, etc?

Pray for their happiness. The more trouble they cause you, the more you should chant for them.
by dude
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: ? about Bodhisattvas of the Earth
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: ? about Bodhisattvas of the Earth

Nichiren was circumspect in his assertions. In one document he says he isn't Jogyo or his disciple, other times he implied he was. I think no matter how you interpret it, literally or figuratively, what's going on today is "emerging from the earth." The Gohonzon didn't spread in the U.S. just becaus...
by dude
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren Shoshu/SGI Pre-Split
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Nichiren Shoshu/SGI Pre-Split

I joined several years before the split. This is too sensitive for an open thread but I'll be glad to talk about it in private message.
by dude
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Could Ikeda "become" a tulku?
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Could Ikeda "become" a tulku?

The Soka Gakkai from its inception has been based on the master-disciple relationship.
by dude
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Kosen Rufu Prayer
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: Kosen Rufu Prayer

by the way yes, Toda did say that
by dude
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do you have to believe in spirits, deities, etc to be a Nichiren Buddhist?
Replies: 42
Views: 1974

Re: Do you have to believe in spirits, deities, etc to be a Nichiren Buddhist?

Thoughts? I don't speak for the soka gakkai, but I do know that President Toda said it was up to you if wanted to believe in gods and dragons and buddhas or not. The important thing is practicing correctly. As far as the Gosho addresses it, I'd refer to "On Attaining Buddhahood": "Never seek any of...
by dude
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do you have to believe in spirits, deities, etc to be a Nichiren Buddhist?
Replies: 42
Views: 1974

Re: Do you have to believe in spirits, deities, etc to be a Nichiren Buddhist?

Könchok Thrinley wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:03 pm Not a nichiren guy, but one quote from Nagarjuna stuck in my head AFAIR it goes something like this: Since everything is empty everything is possible.
Thank you for reminding me of that. :namaste:
by dude
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: A few questions on forgiveness...
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: A few questions on forgiveness...

Nichiren had much to forgive in his lifetime, having been persecuted so much. He mentions in the gosho that he knew before he started that he would suffer, and vowed not to hate anyone who carried out such deeds. He then says that in spite of everything, "I remain safe to this day. This vow may have...
by dude
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Kosen Rufu Prayer
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: Kosen Rufu Prayer

Think of specific ways to link progress at work to kosen-rufu, like "I want this because it will lead to prosperity for both me and the company. By winning at work I vow to tell people about the benefit of the Gohonzon." Which is the best propagation, and leads one more step closer to kosen rufu.
by dude
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Advice for young buddhists
Replies: 30
Views: 1511

Re: Advice for young buddhists

The whole Nichiren Shonin is the Primordial Buddha thing is cool and i used to get excited at the possibilities....but it totally changes everything to do with the history and lineage of the Lotus Sutra and the very essence of Lord Shakyamuni now revealing this teaching to His Time. It sure does. If...
by dude
Thu May 21, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Advice for young buddhists
Replies: 30
Views: 1511

Re: Advice for young buddhists

I'd tell my younger self to find a copy of President Ikeda's "Ode to Youth"(published in 1974) and study it harder than I did then. I did read and think about it back then, but it is a rich work of instruction.
by dude
Wed May 20, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: whats it all about anyway
Replies: 20
Views: 1314

Re: whats it all about anyway

Sounds right to me.
by dude
Mon May 18, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: whats it all about anyway
Replies: 20
Views: 1314

Re: whats it all about anyway

Now let us over lay this to the dynamic the OP has discussed. One that I have spoken out about at times as well. Are the causes, conditions and capacities here so homogeneous that a one size fits all teaching can be easily disseminated and shared as if one cup is being poured into another? Obviously...
by dude
Sun May 17, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: whats it all about anyway
Replies: 20
Views: 1314

Re: whats it all about anyway

Not sure you got to here from there, but okay, yeah.
by dude
Sat May 16, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: whats it all about anyway
Replies: 20
Views: 1314

Re: whats it all about anyway

Not sure what you mean.

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