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by gohonzon
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: We need to celebrate our differences
Replies: 34
Views: 4266

Re: We need to celebrate our differences

For the 500th Time, The Head Temple does not want or need Soka Gakkai or their money, or any future lay organization that will breed 1. disobedience, 2. Religious syncretism, 3. heterodox practice and/or 4. attempt to change its orthodox doctrines will find themselves Expelled from Hokkeko, time and...
by gohonzon
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Ex SGI members and Itai Dosshin
Replies: 54
Views: 8446

Re: Ex SGI members and Itai Dosshin

It seems to me that SGI has marketed itself more towards (to be direct) some rather flaky flake types over at least the past 2½ decades, for whatever reason—than the secularist types SGI has aimed for. I would rather spend my time with compassionate fascists and selfless Machiavellians, for that ma...
by gohonzon
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Why doesn't SGI use statues of Buddha?
Replies: 31
Views: 8757

Re: Why doesn't SGI use statues of Buddha?

Good. And what comments do you now have for longtime "Pioneer" SGI members who have since transferred their membership from Soka Gakkai to Nichiren Shoshu Hokkeko since the dismantling of the Dai-Gohonzon tenet in 2014? Westerners and Asian transferees alike. It is apparent that much of SGI members ...
by gohonzon
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Other Nichiren forums?
Replies: 9
Views: 2448

Re: Other Nichiren forums?

Why not go back to Soka Gakkai? They're not that bad, and the are way more accepting of mixing religions now in 2017. Plus you can even learn a Fan dance or two. All Gohonzon is the same anyway, according to them.
by gohonzon
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Why doesn't SGI use statues of Buddha?
Replies: 31
Views: 8757

Re: Why doesn't SGI use statues of Buddha?

Answer the question honestly and precisely, quit beating around the bush.
by gohonzon
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Josei Toda
Replies: 13
Views: 4305

Re: Josei Toda

http://www.JoseiToda.org by Soka Gakkai :twothumbsup:
by gohonzon
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: To all Nichiren Shonin practitioners and friends
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: To all Nichiren Shonin practitioners and friends

Stick with Soka Gakkai and be content there. :twothumbsup:
by gohonzon
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Lenge or Renge or lrenge
Replies: 63
Views: 8912

Re: Lenge or Renge or lrenge

Crystal clear. :twothumbsup: stay in your lanes, well stay in ours.
by gohonzon
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Lenge or Renge or lrenge
Replies: 63
Views: 8912

Re: Lenge or Renge or lrenge

It's late , i will gladly respond to this...when i'm not tired. By the way, me dad's ashes are at Taisekiji and i used to be a kanji of the Hokkeko . Pretty much been the route with a sect that was inspired to go it's own way and recreate the Master's teachings. Which isn't really conventional at a...
by gohonzon
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Lenge or Renge or lrenge
Replies: 63
Views: 8912

Re: Lenge or Renge or lrenge

No problem here Minobu- I'm glad you have an arrangement that works for you. FWIW mine's not very orthodox anyhow... I have an ebay butsudan, home-made altar, home-made stained glass incense burner, still use my old NSA cranes in front of the gohonzon and and old corroded NSA water offering cup. I ...
by gohonzon
Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Rubbing hands/Juzu together while chanting?
Replies: 15
Views: 6945

Re: Rubbing hands/Juzu together while chanting?

Rubbing Juzu beads is absolutely prohibited in Nichiren Shoshu, it is distracting and considered improper manners in our religious environment. Juzu rubbing is prominent in several Buddhist sects. The reason why Juzu is rubbed is another form of "Purification". It is not done because one is asking t...
by gohonzon
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Role of Seiza
Replies: 32
Views: 6417

Re: The Role of Seiza

You learn something every day. :) Hosshi. It was just an FYI...For me personally, Kanse is just fine. Don't feel you have to add Hosshi, unless you want to. Can you elaborate on the elegant performance of the ceremony? Maybe this would be appropriate for another thread. When I attend formal temple ...
by gohonzon
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Role of Seiza
Replies: 32
Views: 6417

Re: The Role of Seiza

Love Seiza style.

If you are extra pious, do it naturally. If you are smart, use a pillow (Zabuton), if you are a foreigner use a chanting stool.

if you are a Nichiren Shoshu, abide by proper manners and put a towel between yourself stool and the tatami mat.
by gohonzon
Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question concerning NBAA and the Eternal Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 2907

Re: Question concerning NBAA and the Eternal Buddha

Hello there, Nichiren Shoshu member here. There are many interpretations of the Buddha. It is the impermanence and openness of that definition that spans centuries of Buddhist studies. In Nichiren Shoshu, we revere the True Buddha as Nichiren. We do recognize that both Nikko Shonin and Nichiren paid...
by gohonzon
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: SHOWCASE YOUR BUTSUDAN! — (NICHIREN BUDDHIST ALTAR)
Replies: 0
Views: 865

SHOWCASE YOUR BUTSUDAN! — (NICHIREN BUDDHIST ALTAR)

Hey everyone, please post your NICHIREN Butsudan images in this thread. (Butsudan or Butsuma altar). Please do NOT post Buddhist Altars from places that have you no designated or expressed permission. This includes temples, community centers or meeting places where they do not permit sharing their B...
by gohonzon
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Meaning of robes
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: Meaning of robes

Vestments are part of any religious institution. Oftentimes they start as robes of humility, then as donation increases, so does the ornamental symbolism and quality gets added to the robe and various accessories giving it various symbols depending on culture, timeline, and local customs and superst...
by gohonzon
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do other sections of Dharma Wheel attract this many trolls?
Replies: 86
Views: 14595

Re: Do other sections of Dharma Wheel attract this many trolls?

That's not what my straightforward questions meant. It asked 1. "how comfortable are you following a Nichiren school with a lineage claim and orthodoxy practice? Very comfortable, somewhat comfortable? Not at all comfortable? 3. What do you expect out of this practice? Material goods? Emotional ther...
by gohonzon
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Honmon Butsuryu Shu
Replies: 29
Views: 5998

Re: Honmon Butsuryu Shu

Next, there will be dancing! :o I did not see any dancing at HBS. I think you find excitement in sarcastic comments? If Nichiren Shu will permit some dancing in the future, it is a valid Shinto/Shingon esoteric practice if they do decide to mix it up. We do not have dancing in Nichiren Shoshu. It i...
by gohonzon
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Honmon Butsuryu Shu
Replies: 29
Views: 5998

Re: Honmon Butsuryu Shu

No I felt scandalized seeing the round crane mark in their robes, as you know Nichiren Shoshu teaches that this round crane symbol is only exclusive to Nichiren Shoshu alone., not to be used by anyone other than our Buddhist sect. So the ones at omosu using this symbol certainly casts confusion to v...
by gohonzon
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Honmon Butsuryu Shu
Replies: 29
Views: 5998

Re: Honmon Butsuryu Shu

Tsuru Round Crane symbol in their robes, which is the official symbol of Nichiren Shoshu. The crane is Nikko Shonin's house mark. The temples that display the Crane mark are Fuji Schools, of which Nichiren Shoshu is one. I don't believe they have any historical lineage going to Nichiren. As much hi...

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