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by narhwal90
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to decarbonize your life.
Replies: 27
Views: 917

Re: How to decarbonize your life.

By user request moved a series of posts to the "Reversing Global Warming" thread

https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.p ... 53#p577053

by narhwal90
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: lack of faith
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: lack of faith

:thumbsup:
by narhwal90
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: lockdowns on Nichiren site .
Replies: 22
Views: 405

Re: lockdowns on Nichiren site .

I hear ya...but it's the nature of the beast.both our sect and others all think deep down theirs is the way... For me to come to the conclusion that all Nichiren Sects are meant to be is like putting needles in some Nichiren practitioners eyes. i think deletion and the ban hammer is the way to go.....
by narhwal90
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: lockdowns on Nichiren site .
Replies: 22
Views: 405

Re: lockdowns on Nichiren site .

The only tools a moderator has is to lock a topic, delete a post or request banning a member. I agree that a forum full of locked posts doesn't look very nice, but what is worse is page after page of nasty, divisive sniping. The Nichiren forum is notorious for this, now is the time to stop. By all ...
by narhwal90
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Not getting results - what to do !
Replies: 21
Views: 388

Re: Not getting results - what to do !

Topic locked due to off-topic sectarian commentary. Please read the sticky notes on policy in the Nichiren forum.
by narhwal90
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Not getting results - what to do !
Replies: 21
Views: 388

Re: Not getting results - what to do !

Please limit conversation to the OP's point- lets not have yet another thread descent into the usual sort of bickering.
by narhwal90
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Not getting results - what to do !
Replies: 21
Views: 388

Re: Not getting results - what to do !

I never noticed much difference in "getting things" vs not due to chanting, regular cause and effect seemed to apply regardless- I never had one of those amazing stories that some people share, and I've been in Nichiren-land since the late 80's. But, when I let go of expectations about chanting bein...
by narhwal90
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the other side
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Hello from the other side

Find some Buddhism lectures on youtube, watch a bunch of different ones. See if you are interested in some, not in others. Ask about them here.
by narhwal90
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What does Buddhism say about gender?
Replies: 44
Views: 1444

Re: What does Buddhism say about gender?

To respond before I know that it does mean that things are still just made of many other things and have no inherent essence to them. But that still to me negates everything else because I’m not caring about others just aggregates. If nothing ultimately dies then there is no reason to mourn or fret...
by narhwal90
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Is a shrine important
Replies: 68
Views: 1492

Re: Is a shrine important

Seems like this thread has run its course, please contact a moderator if there is something on topic to add.
by narhwal90
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Buddha Means Life!
Replies: 21
Views: 657

Re: Buddha Means Life!

Thread locked for review, please get in touch with a moderator if there is a desire to unlock to continue on-topic converstation.
by narhwal90
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Does the Tathagata reside in Dhyana?
Replies: 42
Views: 596

Re: Does the Tathagata reside in Dhyana?

As far as I can tell Zen isn't about having ideas about things. The sutras and commentaries are pointing hands, not the dharma itself. Any fundamental understanding, as cognition, will be delusion when grasped as fact. The more refined one's understanding the more subtly grasping and delusion impris...
by narhwal90
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Does the Tathagata reside in Dhyana?
Replies: 42
Views: 596

Re: Does the Tathagata reside in Dhyana?

I think narhwal90 has made good points. Teachers can be helpful, even if one doesn’t have a ‘formal relationship’. And (IRL) sanghas are beneficial to one’s practice. And to address your repeated question, no topic, no “relative affairs”, nothing is outside of Buddhadharma. Could you explain? My un...
by narhwal90
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Head Temple Taisekiji
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: Head Temple Taisekiji

Wow those are some gorgeous photos- many thanks! I wonder though, who gets the job shovelling the walks ;)
by narhwal90
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Does the Tathagata reside in Dhyana?
Replies: 42
Views: 596

Re: Does the Tathagata reside in Dhyana?

It is very easy to mislead onseself, to be subtly bound by grasping at ideas, preferences, perceptions not to mention habits so long engrained that one is unaware of them. A teacher can help identify such things- its true you have to do the work to free yourself, a teacher can demonstrate by exampl...
by narhwal90
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Does the Tathagata reside in Dhyana?
Replies: 42
Views: 596

Re: Does the Tathagata reside in Dhyana?

It is very easy to mislead onseself, to be subtly bound by grasping at ideas, preferences, perceptions not to mention habits so long engrained that one is unaware of them. A teacher can help identify such things- its true you have to do the work to free yourself, a teacher can demonstrate by example...
by narhwal90
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Ox Herding
Replies: 40
Views: 657

Re: Ox Herding

A few minutes face to face with a zen teacher will answer questions like this.
by narhwal90
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Emptiness and Quantum Physics
Replies: 61
Views: 1589

Re: Emptiness and Quantum Physics

I think this topic needs to rest for a bit, if there is a something to add please contact a moderator.
by narhwal90
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Able to awaken to our innate Buddha-nature through our actual practice?
Replies: 144
Views: 2564

Re: Able to awaken to our innate Buddha-nature through our actual practice?

TK, I know about those passages- these are simply claims by Nichiren that ichinen-sanzen is at the core of the Lotus Sutra, where he invokes Zhiyi for authority (and presumes to say what a person's enlightenment was or was not nearly 700 years previously) If Nichiren is enlightened, and so realizes ...

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