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by tkp67
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1786

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

Problem that arises is how one interprets the idea of what Nichiren Shonin was conveying. What and where is his anger directed at. I say anger cause that’s the tone of the interpretation So like is it Buddhism He attacking and calling it mixing. How would Nichiren Shonin detach himself from Buddhis...
by tkp67
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3336
Views: 416603

Re: Music time



The Turtles - Happy Together - 1967
by tkp67
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The material reality of Sumeru
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: The material reality of Sumeru

Once it was real, now it is myth. I assume you used myth instead of historical on purpose? I guess what I am asking was it ever a physical topographical feature or was it real because it was in the landscape of the mind in the populous back then lost to lack of belief? Perhaps minds lost the capaci...
by tkp67
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The material reality of Sumeru
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: The material reality of Sumeru

"Mount Sumeru" precedes the theory and understanding of the force of gravitation. In earlier times things were always falling down, if there was no counteracting force to keep them up. Here we mean especially the heavens or heavenly realms, that are kept in their place by the mythical force and sup...
by tkp67
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The material reality of Sumeru
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: The material reality of Sumeru

Is Sumeru real for you in the sense that the Himalayas are real? Is Sumeru specifically mythological in the sense that it is "not real" like the Himalayas are real? Something else entirely? Please don't say "It's empty" as an answer. Everything is empty. :stirthepot: Once it was real, now it is myt...
by tkp67
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Seems Gakki study department has changed it's tune
Replies: 21
Views: 1661

Re: Seems Gakki study department has changed it's tune

Mutual possession of the ten realms is a direct representation of Shakyamuni's enlightenment as taught in the Lotus Sutra. He expressed it. He addressed attendants according to the provision of the realm they accorded and those designations included cause awakened one/voice hearer, Pratyekabuddha an...
by tkp67
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The material reality of Sumeru
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: The material reality of Sumeru

You know, I mean there are actual treatises written on this subject by Buddhist teachers that allow for a range of views. "Belief" itself is upaya anyway. Oh, certainly. I'm curious what people here are going to say. I'm also curious if anyone is going to pick any of the more extreme stances I put ...
by tkp67
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2393

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

Nichiren is making the claims without directly revealing the source which means the source is simply not an object of meaningful consequence. He actually seems to say "Such were the declarations of the Hinayana believers." That implies that the source of the objections where Hinayanikas. Yes but ho...
by tkp67
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2393

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

Thank you tkp. Please correct me, but it seems here that Nichiren is quoting "various Hinayana followers" who raised objections to the teachings of these two men. That would be why the text you cite is found in the four paragraphs that appear in quotations in the Gosho.Nichiren writes immediately a...
by tkp67
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2393

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

A small excerpt from that very gosho elucidating one facet of my summary. The link is included in the previous post. As one might discern it is very contextual. It unpacks much more succinctly within the totality of writings and the LS itself. In a scripture called the Nirvana Sutra, the Buddha say...
by tkp67
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2393

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

Sure Now Ashvaghosha and Nāgārjuna insist that it is permanent, joyful, endowed with self, and pure Thank you tkp. Please correct me, but it seems here that Nichiren is quoting "various Hinayana followers" who raised objections to the teachings of these two men. That would be why the text you cite ...
by tkp67
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2393

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

A small excerpt from that very gosho elucidating one facet of my summary. The link is included in the previous post. As one might discern it is very contextual. It unpacks much more succinctly within the totality of writings and the LS itself. When we look at the world, we find each of the various s...
by tkp67
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2393

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

I think it may be helpful to note that this thread is a continuation of another thread within the Nichiren forum. The original context is repaying debts of gratitude. Nichiren's comparative discussions can get distorted when held out of context so I wanted to provide a link to the gosho for those i...
by tkp67
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2393

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

I think it may be helpful to note that this thread is a continuation of another thread within the Nichiren forum. The original context is repaying debts of gratitude. Nichiren's comparative discussions can get distorted when held out of context so I wanted to provide a link to the gosho for those in...
by tkp67
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1786

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

Here is my thoughts about minds and intellect. Intellect evokes grasping, it employs hypothesis, it formulates ideas from external stimulus and data. As grand as intellect can express itself it is not wisdom. Wisdom does not require verbose and complex intellect.It simply needs awareness. Nichiren c...
by tkp67
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1786

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

Problem that arises is how one interprets the idea of what Nichiren Shonin was conveying. What and where is his anger directed at. I say anger cause that’s the tone of the interpretation So like is it Buddhism He attacking and calling it mixing. How would Nichiren Shonin detach himself from Buddhis...
by tkp67
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1786

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

If one reads Nichiren's writings Nichiren and the Lotus and study the function of cause and effect it becomes apparent that in order for expedient means are meant to be discarded they must first be understood as such. Without them being understood within each individual's life as such one cannot att...
by tkp67
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1786

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

Hi Everone! Nichiren Daishonin was clear on mixing teachings. He states in "Reply to Ueno" ( "Ueno dono-gohenji" ), To mix other practices with this Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo is a grave error. A lamp will be useless after the sun rises. How can dewdrops be beneficial once the rain falls? Should one feed ...
by tkp67
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1786

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

Nichiren Daishonin was more upset with what Tendai morphed into and is now . An intellectual trip from what i gather. He took the teachings of TenTai and finished their intent. He brought the means to understand Buddha Nature and enabled a peasant like me well into the future to enter The Stream . ...
by tkp67
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Seems Gakki study department has changed it's tune
Replies: 21
Views: 1661

Re: Seems Gakki study department has changed it's tune

But the 10 Worlds are mutually inclusive; Enlightenment is never separate from Hell or any of the others, nor is there an 11th "Buddhahood" world. Such a discussion is perhaps an over-use of this element of instruction- the point of it seems to be in support of ichinen-sanzen. The Brahmin without o...

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