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by illarraza
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The So-called Taisekiji Succession Documents
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: The So-called Taisekiji Succession Documents

What are the real Transfer Documents? First, the "Rokuroso" is the Succession, the real overall transfer document. Go-yui-gon refers to Minobu. In Heisei 4 [1992], November, the Shuso Gosenge Kiroku (in the archives of Nishiyama Hommonji) that was written by Nikko, was designated an important nation...
by illarraza
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The So-called Taisekiji Succession Documents
Replies: 8
Views: 160

The So-called Taisekiji Succession Documents

If the so-called transfer documents from Nichiren to Nikko were at Taisekiji, why did [Nichiko] Hori Shonin, acclaimed as the most outstanding Buddhist scholar in modern Nichiren Shoshu history, in the “Essential Writings of Fuji School Vol. 1, p. 33, say that he had to rely on the copies of “Seven ...
by illarraza
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Debate with Nichiren Shoshu Kent 1996
Replies: 18
Views: 360

Debate with Nichiren Shoshu Kent 1996

TOPIC MOVED FROM THE NICHIREN SHOSHU SUB. PLEASE NOTE THAT DISCUSSIONS CRITICAL OF A TRADITION ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THAT TRADITION'S DISCUSSION FORUM. Kent: My first concern was spotting and eliminating sectarian bias, so I read three versions of the Lotus Sutra: one produced by the SGI (Burton, by...
by illarraza
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: 20 questions for Nichiren Shoshu and Soka Gakkai members regarding the so-called Transfer Documents
Replies: 1
Views: 96

20 questions for Nichiren Shoshu and Soka Gakkai members regarding the so-called Transfer Documents

20 questions for Nichiren Shoshu and Soka Gakkai members ==================================================== There are 20 separate questions in this post, some contain multiple questions. It should be very easy for you to get ALL the answers...the chief and assistant priests at Myohoji or the SGI S...
by illarraza
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Kosen Rufu: From the Bottom up (SGI) or the top down (Nichiren)?
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Kosen Rufu: From the Bottom up (SGI) or the top down (Nichiren)?

Hi ilarraza, Thanks for creating this topic. This is a really interesting concept. And thank you for clarifying that shakubuku is the appropriate practice for the Latter Day of the Law. You make a good point that Nichiren Daishonin wanted a compassionate wheel-turning king to rule the nation, which...
by illarraza
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Kosen Rufu: From the Bottom up (SGI) or the top down (Nichiren)?
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Kosen Rufu: From the Bottom up (SGI) or the top down (Nichiren)?

Hi ilarraza, Thanks for creating this topic. This is a really interesting concept. And thank you for clarifying that shakubuku is the appropriate practice for the Latter Day of the Law. You make a good point that Nichiren Daishonin wanted a compassionate wheel-turning king to rule the nation, which...
by illarraza
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Nichiren Shoshu/Soka Gakkai Fourfold Rise and Fall Doctrine is demolished by Nichiren
Replies: 0
Views: 92

The Nichiren Shoshu/Soka Gakkai Fourfold Rise and Fall Doctrine is demolished by Nichiren

The following is an explanation of the Nichiren Shoshu/SGI Fourfold Rise and Fall doctrine which they changed and appropriated from the Tientai sect. http://www.geocities.ws/chris_holte/Buddhism/Gosho/disputed.html "The Risshokan-jo Doctor Stone writes extensively in her book "Original Enlightenment...
by illarraza
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Tathagatagarbha
Replies: 97
Views: 2241

Re: Tathagatagarbha

These insights, the Threefold Inclusive Truth, apply equally to Myohorengekyo. The Saddharma is found in the dynamism of life. This is why Ichinen Sanzen starts with Mind. " Without mind that is the end of the matter. But if there is even the subtlest mind, then the three thousand." That's not the ...
by illarraza
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Tathagatagarbha
Replies: 97
Views: 2241

Re: Tathagatagarbha

is there a reason you refer to MyoHo RenGe Kyo with namu ...namu is the action of taking refuge ..it is not the Dharma..the Dharma in this case is strictly speaking is MyoHo RenGe Kyo...so like you end up confusing the issue ..a most important one with adding Namu people think that is the dharma......
by illarraza
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Tathagatagarbha
Replies: 97
Views: 2241

Re: Tathagatagarbha

Everything you are saying is simply incorrect. ...Why am I so certain? Because I 'learned it from you reading your posts. You better make up your mind. First response is a straw man .. "but you misquote too". I am not as easy as the American public to assuage with such dialog. I get you don't appre...
by illarraza
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Five Guides for Propagation of Buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: Five Guides for Propagation of Buddhism

We are in Mappo illaraza . These terms you want to be nailed down that came about differently in these seemingly different Nichiren Sects are of little or no consequence. This one believes Nichiren is the Buddha and we can pray to Him , this one says no thats wrong and on and on. It appears to be a...
by illarraza
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Who or what is the Eternal Buddha?
Replies: 162
Views: 3018

Re: Who or what is the Eternal Buddha?

Just to clarify - Gautama and the Shakyamuni who awoke in the remote past are the "same" buddha. Gautama was an upaya of the Shakyamuni who awoke in the remote past. This is understood through the various parables in the Lotus, particularly the Rich Man and Poor Son. The rich father puts on rags an...
by illarraza
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 200
Views: 20497

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

The purpose of chanting the Daimoku is to attain enlightenment. When we chant to the gohonzon it is to praise the Buddha and the Law(人法一箇). It has nothing to do with fulfilling desires. The idea of chanting for ‘things’ is an incorrect teaching. Is chanting for ‘things’ a cause? Well obviously it w...
by illarraza
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Five Guides for Propagation of Buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: Five Guides for Propagation of Buddhism

one can find fault with anything. SGI does incredible work. You would not even be aware of this Buddhism let alone come to conclusions about it if it were not for SGI . Well thats how it played out for you this time out the gate. We are in Mappo...of course even the True Teachings of Nichiren Shoni...
by illarraza
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Five Guides for Propagation of Buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: Five Guides for Propagation of Buddhism

We are in Mappo illaraza . These terms you want to be nailed down that came about differently in these seemingly different Nichiren Sects are of little or no consequence. This one believes Nichiren is the Buddha and we can pray to Him , this one says no thats wrong and on and on. It appears to be a...
by illarraza
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Who or what is the Eternal Buddha?
Replies: 162
Views: 3018

Re: Who or what is the Eternal Buddha?

Hi, I'm really trying to understand this but fail to see how the quote you make and the follow-up above responds in anyway to the point QQ makes regarding the Nirmanakaya Gautama vs the Shakyamuni of the Lotus Sutra. Just to clarify - Gautama and the Shakyamuni who awoke in the remote past are the ...
by illarraza
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Who or what is the Eternal Buddha?
Replies: 162
Views: 3018

Re: Who or what is the Eternal Buddha?

Queequeg wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:21 pm :rolling:

No thanks. Illaraza is a better teacher. And I wouldn't take him as a teacher either.
You are a smart man. The Eternal Buddha (Gohonzon) and Nichiren are the very best mentors!

illarraza
by illarraza
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Kosen Rufu: From the Bottom up (SGI) or the top down (Nichiren)?
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Kosen Rufu: From the Bottom up (SGI) or the top down (Nichiren)?

Creating the Buddha's Land Here on Earth Through a Political Transformation https://www.academia.edu/5561693/Political_Interpretations_of_the_Lotus_Sutra?auto=download Contrary to the fine thesis by Mark Shields, Nichiren believed that the only way to create the Buddha's Land is to convert a powerfu...
by illarraza
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Who or what is the Eternal Buddha?
Replies: 162
Views: 3018

Re: Who or what is the Eternal Buddha?

"The Lotus is not a pointing or provisional sutra. It is describing the very state that should be possessed. Thus reading the words will only contort minds that are not prepared to understand it as such. The sutra can't be understood as direct instruction rather verbose descriptions. This is why th...
by illarraza
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Who or what is the Eternal Buddha?
Replies: 162
Views: 3018

Re: Who or what is the Eternal Buddha?

Hehe. Compared to the Eternal Buddha and Nichiren, my knowledge is pitiful. That is why they are those to follow. At least do us the dignity of not selling yourself short to us, friend. A lot of people couldn't even log on to the computer of their own volition after dealing with the health risks yo...

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