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by Queequeg
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1853

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

I wrote a response, but it was lost to a glitch in the matrix. :rolling:

I'll take that as a prompt that some things are better left unwritten. When this Covid is over, I'll tell you over tea.
by Queequeg
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1853

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

Nichiren prolly saw this ...was disgusted that the con had gone to this level and created a vehicle that puts one in company with the gods and enlightened ones....if there are any .... I think he was taking full advantage of upaya, to the point he may well have thrown everything out and reassembled...
by Queequeg
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1853

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

I recently started a thread here about something I found in Makashikan: The Sūtra of Immeasurable Meanings says, "The Buddha does not have any of the five elements of the earth and so forth or skandhas or sense realms," but this means that the Buddha has none of the skandhas, sense entrances, or se...
by Queequeg
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1853

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

Caoimhghín wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:41 pm]Another good ekayana scripture which is not generally considered an ekayana scripture IMO is the Far-Reaching Perfection of Wisdom in One Syllable: "ah."
You get all of that out of "A"? I suspect you need a lot of commentary to get from "A" to "Ekayana."

:rolling:
by Queequeg
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1853

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

As a follow up - if you understand Ekayana as presented in the Lotus, it embraces all paths, even Devadatta, integrating them all into the path to Buddhahood. But there is also the matter as to how . Is Devadatta's path accepted as-in, or is it saying that he will embrace Mayahana eventually, like ...
by Queequeg
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1853

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

As a follow up - if you understand Ekayana as presented in the Lotus, it embraces all paths, even Devadatta, integrating them all into the path to Buddhahood. Nichiren did something peculiar in taking the all embracing stance of the Lotus and turning it into an exclusive path. I think there is a lot...
by Queequeg
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 1853

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

I myself used to be persuaded by these well-meaning but poorly-thought-out twistings of ekayana doctrine. https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?p=434661#p434661 Here you can see me literally arguing the opposite of what I have said here, and users are rather rightly accusing me of postulating a...
by Queequeg
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is world domination SGI’s goal?
Replies: 55
Views: 4112

Re: Is world domination SGI’s goal?

All this just shows, including the interlopers in this thread who have nothing to do with the tradition but feel compelled to cast shade, that the smaller the real estate gets, the more bitterly people fight over it. Nailed it. Axioms 1, 2 and 3. Bravo. LOL. You just can't help yourself. I'll be yo...
by Queequeg
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Modern Chinese Tiantai?
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Modern Chinese Tiantai?

by Queequeg
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is world domination SGI’s goal?
Replies: 55
Views: 4112

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 Queequeg
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is world domination SGI’s goal?
Replies: 55
Views: 4112

Re: Is world domination SGI’s goal?

PadmaVonSamba wrote: Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:09 am I’m not likening SGI to the Aum Shinrikyo group.
PadmaVonSamba wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:46 pm It’s comparable to saying they share in common a view of changing the world by attracting more supporters and members.
Oh, sorry. I misunderstood.
by Queequeg
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is world domination SGI’s goal?
Replies: 55
Views: 4112

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 Queequeg
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is world domination SGI’s goal?
Replies: 55
Views: 4112

Re: Is world domination SGI’s goal?

It’s comparable to saying they share in common a view of changing the world by attracting more supporters and members. It’s not a question of their internal content. I’m not the one saying that by intending to convert, that therefore SGI and other groups who hope to convert people are the same, or ...
by Queequeg
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is world domination SGI’s goal?
Replies: 55
Views: 4112

Re: Is world domination SGI’s goal?

No. The comparison is outrageous and inflammatory. Its like saying Democratic Socialists are comparable to Nazis because they both advance a notion of social consciousness. Get over yourself. It’s comparable to saying they share in common a view of changing the world by attracting more supporters a...
by Queequeg
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is world domination SGI’s goal?
Replies: 55
Views: 4112

Re: Is world domination SGI’s goal?

Axiom 1: All online conversations about Nichiren Bubuddhism between Nichiren Buddhists and non-Nichiren Buddhists end in flame wars. Axiom 2: All online conversations about Nichiren Bubuddhism between Nichiren Buddhists and other Nichirin Buddhists end in flame wars. Axiom 3: All online conversatio...
by Queequeg
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is world domination SGI’s goal?
Replies: 55
Views: 4112

Re: Is world domination SGI’s goal?

No. The comparison is outrageous and inflammatory. Its like saying Democratic Socialists are comparable to Nazis because they both advance a notion of social consciousness.

Get over yourself.
by Queequeg
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is world domination SGI’s goal?
Replies: 55
Views: 4112

Re: Is world domination SGI’s goal?

Yes.

Quite irresponsible to bring up Aum in the context of this thread. SG with its flaws is not comparable to Aum at all.
by Queequeg
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren Buddhism and the "4 criticisms"
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: Nichiren Buddhism and the "4 criticisms"

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 Nichiren as a man of his era, subject to views and mistakes and changes of mind- not as a unimpea...
by Queequeg
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren Buddhism and the "4 criticisms"
Replies: 23
Views: 563

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 Queequeg
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren Buddhism and the "4 criticisms"
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: Nichiren Buddhism and the "4 criticisms"

1222-1282 Let those dates sink in. In the history of Buddhism, Nichiren will not go down as one of the teachers who expounded poetically on the timeless though his writing is full of the timeless and poetry. He was, according to his letters, a chandala, an untouchable, the son of a fisherman - a fam...

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