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by tkp67
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 175
Views: 2188

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

Nichiren, and others, got very caught up in words. I don't think that is true. Shakyamnui and Nichiren both showed equanimity to all people of all walks of life. Nichiren fulfilled the wishes of the buddha in the lotus sutra specifically by propagating this teaching amount those steeped in three po...
by tkp67
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1778

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

Nichiren stripped the path of practicing for others to pointing out the peak, and practice for oneself to single mindedly focusing on the goal of ascending Buddhahood. I think this was how the teaching manifested because it reflects the causes, conditions and capacities of the peoples at the time. ...
by tkp67
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Experiences with spirits
Replies: 64
Views: 1035

Re: Experiences with spirits

There is no agency outside of one's self that is greater than the agency within that controls whether one abides or declines the influences of such things.
by tkp67
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3336
Views: 416388

Re: Music time



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by tkp67
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1778

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

Nichiren stripped the path of practicing for others to pointing out the peak, and practice for oneself to single mindedly focusing on the goal of ascending Buddhahood. I think this was how the teaching manifested because it reflects the causes, conditions and capacities of the peoples at the time. ...
by tkp67
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3336
Views: 416388

Re: Music time



Monkey Man (Remastered 2019) · The Rolling Stones
by tkp67
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 175
Views: 2188

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

Malcolm wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:18 am
Queequeg wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:05 am
I answered that. Buddhanature is the basis of mutuality between all beings.
In what sutra is this stated?
does the concept violate the dharma seals?
by tkp67
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: The Paradox of Evil in Tiantai Buddhist Philosophy
Replies: 21
Views: 733

Re: The Paradox of Evil in Tiantai Buddhist Philosophy

I believe the Devadetta chapter puts it into context. Basically good and evil represent the end spectrum of duality respectively. My interpretation from that chapter the life of Shakyamuni is this. When he enjoyed the protection of the palace, it was assumed it was the product of great good and thus...
by tkp67
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 175
Views: 2188

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

I am recoiling at the grasping that asserts all prior doctrine is provisional and the LS is ultimate, and if you believe Nichiren, practitioners of other schools are inevitably bound for various hells. I remember asking my early N.Shoshu chapter leader what makes the LS ultimate, is there some reas...
by tkp67
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 175
Views: 2188

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

So does the OP disagree with the editors of WND that in WND 1:66 when Ven Nichiren says that "This four-phrase verse sums up the four teachings and three truths contained in the Flower Garland, Wisdom, and other sutras. It does not express the three truths as revealed and unified in the Lotus Sutra...
by tkp67
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 175
Views: 2188

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

Seems a perfectly reasonable question to me... all this mayhem is based on Zhiyi's sutra classification, which is apparently idiosyncratic to some east asian schools so inappropriate to impose on others. Yet this isn't an imposition of the three truths outside of the Nichiren forums which is why I ...
by tkp67
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 175
Views: 2188

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

So why and how is asking "Do you consider these sutras complete and final" "not only inappropriate and unreasonably disparaging to this tradition?" I am asking because I want to know if you consider the Nirvana and Vimalakirti sutras as "complete and final." The end and benefit would be greater und...
by tkp67
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 175
Views: 2188

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

Nichiren venerates each of the teachers before him as being on eagle peak with him including Nagarjuna. He then critiques how their applied teachings don't fulfill the needs of the people at the time of his existence while using those teachers contributions as represented through the eyes of those i...
by tkp67
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 175
Views: 2188

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

So it's never going to work out; there is not enough common ground. It's like two people who speak different languages. Please recall my three axioms: Axiom 1: All online conversations about Nichiren Buddhism between Nichiren Buddhists and non-Nichiren Buddhists end in flame wars. Axiom 2: All onli...
by tkp67
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 175
Views: 2188

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

The comparative method of evaluating sutras is a backbone of EA Buddhism. Right, because no one else thought that they might comparatively evaluate sūtras... :roll: What does EA comparative methodology have to do with any other system? What thought process was triggered to even evoke such a stateme...
by tkp67
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 175
Views: 2188

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

I misunderstood what you were asking. I think I have it now. The relevance of saying "You are supposed to rely on sutras that are complete and final and not upon those that are not complete and final" is to point out that what you are quoting is from the Nirvana and Vimalakirti sutras. Do you consi...
by tkp67
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 175
Views: 2188

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

I misunderstood what you were asking. I think I have it now. The relevance of saying "You are supposed to rely on sutras that are complete and final and not upon those that are not complete and final" is to point out that what you are quoting is from the Nirvana and Vimalakirti sutras. Do you consi...
by tkp67
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 175
Views: 2188

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

I've never spoken with Sakyamuni to my knowledge, can't tell you what he did or did not say. To conceive is to grasp, or are thoughts not subject to the same subjectivity and conditionality as the other senses? Far as I'm concerned the LS is a statement of practice, I dont' take a position on it be...
by tkp67
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 175
Views: 2188

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

I misunderstood what you were asking. I think I have it now. The relevance of saying "You are supposed to rely on sutras that are complete and final and not upon those that are not complete and final" is to point out that what you are quoting is from the Nirvana and Vimalakirti sutras. Do you consi...
by tkp67
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 175
Views: 2188

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

I think its hasty to assert what is or is not Sakyamuni's enlightenment- to do so is to grasp more conditionality. These concepts you so strongly assert are the finger pointing at the moon, not the moon itself. It is not grasping if it is proofed from the LS. it is not improper to contemplate funct...

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