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by Minobu
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gohonzon; considerations on authenticity, provenance, faith
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Gohonzon; considerations on authenticity, provenance, faith

from the split off thread.....:::: some random thoughts. Forgetting about your own personal problems and realize they are temporary but focusing on others is the Buddha's way. As a practical matter, imo, to be fit to focus on/take care of others, one must first and always focus on/take care of onese...
by Minobu
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gohonzon; considerations on authenticity, provenance, faith
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Gohonzon; considerations on authenticity, provenance, faith

As per my inserting the concept of statues and what Nichiren said on the subject.... it just goes to show you that He was about so much more than mere introducing jambudvipa to Gohonzon. He understood Buddhist science ... The more i read gosho...all new to me....The more one realizes the depth to wh...
by Minobu
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gohonzon; considerations on authenticity, provenance, faith
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Gohonzon; considerations on authenticity, provenance, faith

narhwal90 wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:59 pm

We still do a bit of that these days, though the last couple I participated in people wanted their butsudans hung on the wall, so I brought my tool-bag and level instead :D
Something mystic about that offering. Can’t quite put my finger on it

Ancient temple builder enters NSA
by Minobu
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gohonzon; considerations on authenticity, provenance, faith
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Dai Gohonzon

anyone who can ,can mimic a Nichiren gohonzon with the same ODaimoku down the centre , the whole nine yards...put it on paper or wood .. if you do gongyo in front of it , even in one's ignorance of what it is....it becomes Buddha WHY? Cause ....It's inside us...it is us.... no matter who inscribed ...
by Minobu
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gohonzon; considerations on authenticity, provenance, faith
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Gohonzon; considerations on authenticity, provenance, faith

Speaking as moderator, since the Dai-gohonzon is associated with Nichiren Shoshu and has historically been a sensitive topic, it would be well to leave conversation about it to those concerned. That said, questions of authenticity etc as discussed here are pertinent to all the schools- there are ma...
by Minobu
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Dai Gohonzon
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: Dai Gohonzon

anyone who can ,can mimic a Nichiren gohonzon with the same ODaimoku down the centre , the whole nine yards...put it on paper or wood .. if you do gongyo in front of it , even in one's ignorance of what it is....it becomes Buddha WHY? Cause ....It's inside us...it is us.... no matter who inscribed i...
by Minobu
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Dai Gohonzon
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: Dai Gohonzon

When I use the Dai Gohonzon as an example I say so knowing the lore surrounding It is just that. Lore. Which does not mean it isn’t Buddha.
by Minobu
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Dai Gohonzon
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: Dai Gohonzon

some random thoughts. ever think about all those gohonzon where the buddha resides ? Chanting with all them in mind, towards a unified prayer for the BOA to be happy and safe? It's important to realize that these eye opened gohonzon are The Buddha. All vajrayana practices are to benefit oneself thr...
by Minobu
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Dai Gohonzon
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: Dai Gohonzon

some random thoughts. Forgetting about your own personal problems and realize they are temporary but focusing on others is the Buddha's way. As a practical matter, imo, to be fit to focus on/take care of others, one must first and always focus on/take care of oneself, i.e., take responsibility for ...
by Minobu
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Dai Gohonzon
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: Dai Gohonzon

some random thoughts. ever think about all those gohonzon where the buddha resides ? Chanting with all them in mind, towards a unified prayer for the BOA to be happy and safe? It's important to realize that these eye opened gohonzon are The Buddha. All vajrayana practices are to benefit oneself thro...
by Minobu
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What to do with water and food after offering?
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: What to do with water and food after offering?

I used to live in high Park on the 15th floor of an apartment. I would take the water i used my Buddha Dzambhala practice and pour it directly on my concrete balcony floor and aim for itto purify the area and bring fortune to all as it fell off and evaporated into the air. About 6 months( maybe more...
by Minobu
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Dai Gohonzon
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Dai Gohonzon

after reading " Opening the Eyes of Wooden and Painted Images" https://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/wnd-1/Content/11 i came to a conclusion. This comes under the heading of this gosho and shows why when chanted to it is effective. i think faith is a barrier to chanting with any image . even ...
by Minobu
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: ichinen sanzen not a view
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: ichinen sanzen not a view

from another thread i cherry picked this from a rather long post. it's relevant and i would like to know if my conclusion is correct. ronnymarsh wrote: ↑Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:34 am This is not really a problem from a "Buddhist" point of view. The validity of a writing is not in the person wh...
by Minobu
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: ichinen sanzen not a view
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: ichinen sanzen not a view

Let me put it another way..... We are living the Lotus sutra...this is a particular time according to the Lotus Sutra.... so.... when you use the Lotus Sutra, via ODaimoku , to cure someone or to elevate one's life condition ....are you not tweeking the Saha World.. Before the Lotus Sutra no one pra...
by Minobu
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: ichinen sanzen not a view
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: ichinen sanzen not a view

Where did I say Buddha created the world? Does the Lotus not tell of the Buddha purifying the Saha world? The Buddha is the father teacher and sovereign of the Saha world. Not the creator The Lotus Sutra starts to happen once the Bofhdisatvas of the Earth emerge. There is a preparatory awareness spo...
by Minobu
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: ichinen sanzen not a view
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: ichinen sanzen not a view

My point is the reality that ichinen sanzen was woven into the fabric of our Saha world by Buddha. This is what makes the Lotus Sutra the way of the Latter Day of the Law.
by Minobu
Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: ichinen sanzen not a view
Replies: 9
Views: 219

ichinen sanzen not a view

I have been really pondering the concept of ichinen sanzen, 3000 worlds in a moment of existance. First lets look at Sunyata. It's not a thing but a view. A look into the nature of all that is. Ichinen sanzen is according to Nichiren , The Eternal Buddha. I read that in one of His many gosho i just ...
by Minobu
Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: in the weeds here
Replies: 32
Views: 835

Re: in the weeds here

I'm glad you've been able to come to this conclusion You have no idea how much this has helped me. I learned that Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo is something other than the title of the Lotus Sutra. I am sure it the name of the Buddha whom Nichiren speaks of. also the resopect Nichiren has for Zhiyi is incredib...
by Minobu
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Let's talk about common misconceptions of Buddhism
Replies: 247
Views: 6068

Re: Let's talk about common misconceptions of Buddhism

I recall suchness in the Gompa being a word that brought about a huge discussion.

All Rinpoche said to an English teacher who was present...
Well it was your people that translated and used it this way..

suchness...another fun word...
by Minobu
Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Let's talk about common misconceptions of Buddhism
Replies: 247
Views: 6068

Re: Let's talk about common misconceptions of Buddhism

Following up on that thought - If dukha does get integrated into English, part of that process will be to absorb the meanings of "suffering" "unsatisfactoriness" "stress" etc. ideally with a correct understanding, eventually, that will be the lens through which people ...

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