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by tkp67
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1818

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

Doesn't suffice for me. Many sutras make many claims. I don't believe or disbelieve the Lotus Sutra, to me it is a method of handling and interpreting the mind; instruction on how to view practice. Other sutras instruct in other ways. To judge is to grasp, project and misunderstand. To me, Nichiren...
by tkp67
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1818

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

However there is a sense in most if not all Nichiren sects that "one can only become enlightened through Nichiren practice." This is what I consider "exclusivist." I do believe that this perspective could be traced to the SGI/Shoshu schism. I do not see this behavior as dominant among Nichiren inte...
by tkp67
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3340
Views: 417295

Re: Music time



Can - Future Days
by tkp67
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is world domination SGI’s goal?
Replies: 55
Views: 4091

Re: Is world domination SGI’s goal?

Here is the rub with the slander regarding the SGI. First I am not SGI. Secondly and most importantly none of what is reported means anything in regards to the propagation of buddhism because there is no metric employed to measure such thing. When I suggest as much to illustrate the depth of ignoran...
by tkp67
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is world domination SGI’s goal?
Replies: 55
Views: 4091

Re: Is world domination SGI’s goal?

The 1600 people on Reddit SGIwhistleblowers don't think they are harmless and there are thousands of others who have been harmed who don't want to talk about it. After all, in the United States, SGI/NST bestowed many hundreds of thousands of Gohonzon and perhaps there are 35,000 active and semi-act...
by tkp67
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is world domination SGI’s goal?
Replies: 55
Views: 4091

Re: Is world domination SGI’s goal?

Now perhaps an important question one might ask themselves is did Nichiren betray this condition in the propagation of the sutra in his own life? I am willing to go on record as saying he did not. So if one wants to teach Shakyamuni's perfect and supreme as Nichiren did perhaps it is best to underst...
by tkp67
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is world domination SGI’s goal?
Replies: 55
Views: 4091

Re: Is world domination SGI’s goal?

I’ve had SGI people try to ‘convert’ me. It was pretty gentle. Thoroughly unconvincing to me. but gentle. I am sure there are a range of approaches. It’s not like notion of preaching is unknown elsewhere in the Mahayana, Not something to be taken personally. This. In the scheme of things, they're h...
by tkp67
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Seems Gakki study department has changed it's tune
Replies: 21
Views: 1675

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

You do realize that enlightenment and Buddhahood are not one and the same... What, pray tell, could be the difference? Not to quibble, but this statement does not make sense. It depends on the teaching and convention upon which you define those words. However in the Lotus Sutra there are definitive...
by tkp67
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren Buddhism and the "4 criticisms"
Replies: 23
Views: 554

Re: Nichiren Buddhism and the "4 criticisms"

I would love to see Nichiren Buddhists of every stripe move to a more ecumenical stance, personally. I believe all Mahayana practioners are Dharma brothers and sisters, and the Theravadins are our cousins. (For the record, Honin and Shinran's respective forms of Amidist exclusivism are no less both...
by tkp67
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren Buddhism and the "4 criticisms"
Replies: 23
Views: 554

Re: Nichiren Buddhism and the "4 criticisms"

Deleted post containing quotation without discussion, as per Nichiren forum guidelinee It’s a dangerous strategy to accept all people and their principles as a measure of our Buddhist compassion. “Accepting everyone” means that we must sacrifice those principles that set Nichiren Buddhism apart fro...
by tkp67
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren Buddhism and the "4 criticisms"
Replies: 23
Views: 554

Re: Nichiren Buddhism and the "4 criticisms"

QQ's view is the one generally accepted by the Nichiren Shu practitioners and teachers I know. I'm somewhat inclined to Q's proposal, where Nichiren's language was directed at specific people and practices of the era rather than instruction for the ages. But doing that seems to require accepting Ni...
by tkp67
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren Buddhism and the "4 criticisms"
Replies: 23
Views: 554

Re: Nichiren Buddhism and the "4 criticisms"

Please however understand Nichiren's buddhism has never ever been about the individual nor is Nichiren buddhism just about a particular individuals enlightenment. It is about achieve the same enlightenment as Shakyamuni buddha but more importantly about the characteristics that marked this enlighten...
by tkp67
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for family
Replies: 16
Views: 753

Re: Prayers for family

NMRK for them and those who love them. :anjali:
by tkp67
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren Buddhism and the "4 criticisms"
Replies: 23
Views: 554

Re: Nichiren Buddhism and the "4 criticisms"

Personally I think he is the obvious capstone to Shakyamuni's LS teaching and the propagation in accord with the LS including in the states. The very reality that lay before us is the proof. The hardest thing about Nichiren to understand IMHO is cause, condition, capacity and TIME. In according to w...
by tkp67
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 1875

Re: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations

I really don't understand the fuss here. No characters are dropped. QQ even demonstrated it. No characters are dropped. Pronunciation changes It's really simple I also think it is important to understand these things through cause and effect is also important. As important is that it is reported th...
by tkp67
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?
Replies: 46
Views: 3254

Re: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?

If one does not have the predicate wisdom to assure Nichiren's status than one can only deny Nichiren is Hombutsu through doubt. s) Only problem is Nichiren Shonin never in any shape or form even alluded to the fact that He was Honbytsu. This was produced hundreds of years after His passing in one ...
by tkp67
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?
Replies: 46
Views: 3254

Re: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?

If one does not have the predicate wisdom to assure Nichiren's status than one can only deny Nichiren is Hombutsu through doubt. s) Only problem is Nichiren Shonin never in any shape or form even alluded to the fact that He was Honbytsu. This was produced hundreds of years after His passing in one ...
by tkp67
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?
Replies: 46
Views: 3254

Re: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?

If one does not have the predicate wisdom to assure Nichiren's status than one can only deny Nichiren is Hombutsu through doubt. This is wrong view and slanderous for any lotus practitioner of any variety. How many references on doubt will satisfy the listening audience so I might appease that desir...
by tkp67
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3340
Views: 417295

Re: Music time



White Light/White Heat (Live) (Stereo) · David Bowie
by tkp67
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Abrahamic religions and Buddhism
Replies: 83
Views: 2320

Re: Abrahamic religions and Buddhism

Yes they can but most people don't understand either well enough to understand why. Yet our reality is such that all these fine belief systems and the true aspect of buddhism already coexist. The conflict or harmony between them are reflective of the minds that utilize them as vehicles. All phenomen...

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