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by Minobu
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 2596

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

wayyyy too much..... :jawdrop:

toodles

finds blanky to hide under with teddy bear to comfort and protect me from this ....
by Minobu
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 2596

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 Minobu
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 2596

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

so the sutras are stories forest dwellers would keep themselves warm with around the fire ...and then try to turn into one of the story's characters.. cause that what you two are saying in plain english. Its the Nichiren excusivity angle that has the muddying effect. Nichiren Shonin had a whole new ...
by Minobu
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 2596

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

so like i gotta thank Q for talking about the sutras like they are Aesop Fables with stuff to learn from ..

he got me here..ta very much..

it's rough to absorb but it is what it is...stories ....to learn by...made in the name of Buddha...
by Minobu
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 2596

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

the more i read about the creation of sutras and the confusion surrounding them and so on...my faith gets distorted. so I think Nichiren shonin understood more about what Buddhism was really about...the influx of what appears new teachings hundreds of years after Buddhist councils and the Parinirvan...
by Minobu
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 2596

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

In the Lotus Sutra I believe it is clearly stated that the Buddha's purpose is to teach and convert the Bodhisattvas, and it is known to us that Bodhisattvas are found all along Mahāyāna, Vajrayana, and Theravada Buddhism. Therefore I believe that the Buddha was referring to Mahāyāna, Theravada, an...
by Minobu
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: why refer to MyoHo RenGe Kyo as an entity ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1734

Re: why refer to MyoHo RenGe Kyo as an entity ?

"Essence" and "function" are a pair. When the Chinese "essence" moves into Japanese metaphysics, it becomes "entity." Look at passages where something is identified as the "entity" of something. It will be paired with a function more often than not. The Dharmakaya Of the entity then is the function...
by Minobu
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 132
Views: 3855

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

One significant difference between the Lotus Sutra and provisional Buddhism is that not only the Dharmakaya of the Eternal Buddha has no beginning and no end but also the Saṃbhogakāya, and the Nirmāṇakāya. This is one aspect that makes the Lotus Sutra difficult to believe and difficult to understan...
by Minobu
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Seems Gakki study department has changed it's tune
Replies: 21
Views: 2062

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

I think the take-away is buddha nature is expressed in all the 10 worlds, beings are never separate from it. Thats hardly a SGI-specific view. i was specifically talking about calling one of the ten worlds enlightenment instead of Buddha Nature... i recall the gakki saying in the way you expressed ...
by Minobu
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Seems Gakki study department has changed it's tune
Replies: 21
Views: 2062

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

I suggest some research on the 10 Realms. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_realms is a start. Not that a wikipedia page is authoritative, but the references in the footnote are reasonable. How could ichinen-sanzen be composed if enlightenment is categorically separate from the other 9? I try to av...
by Minobu
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 2596

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

I disagree a little bit with Minubu about the role the intelect has in Nichiren buddhism, ok sort of took for granted that it is understood that PRACTICE is vital. Some people avoid any actual Buddhist form of meditation or practice as we do. They study Buddhism from a scholarly point of view. now ...
by Minobu
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Seems Gakki study department has changed it's tune
Replies: 21
Views: 2062

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. my study has shown me...
by Minobu
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The unique views of the Honmon Shoshu sect
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: The unique views of the Honmon Shoshu sect

How can they make claim to "The One Principle Object of Worship for all mankind" and make such a glaring mistake about the Identity of the Eternal Buddha? It is impossible. Mark Well we might as well get used to it...This sect was formed only a few years after The Master's passing away .. I have al...
by Minobu
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 2596

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

i guess the topic about Nichiren's exclusivism is a very important one. I disagree a little bit with Minubu about the role the intelect has in Nichiren buddhism, To be precise my attitude on Nichiren shonin is that he was an intellectual. He could debate with anyone on any level and never lose. so ...
by Minobu
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 2596

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 Minobu
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism
Replies: 92
Views: 2596

Re: Non-exclusivist independent Nichiren Buddhism

I agree with the concept of misappropriating ideals from what Nichiren Daishonin actually taught in order to bring bad light upon the man and His Teachings. The royal court and the politico's of the time hated this man . The exiles and attempts to His life are proof. I think a lot of history has bee...
by Minobu
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The unique views of the Honmon Shoshu sect
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: The unique views of the Honmon Shoshu sect

The fact that this DaiGohonzon appeared only a few years after Nichiren Daishonin's death is something of importance. The way this sect of Nichiren sees the whole thing is something to study. Did not Nichiren Daishonin say somewhere if you want to see me look at the sun ... i recall this and it scre...
by Minobu
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The unique views of the Honmon Shoshu sect
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: The unique views of the Honmon Shoshu sect

thank you. really appreciated for it is in synchronicity with my practice as of late. too real...like where did this come from....thanks again... maybe write something above the quotes like here is some more to avoid being locked down. just saying ...shame to lose interest in giving more if locked ...
by Minobu
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The unique views of the Honmon Shoshu sect
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: The unique views of the Honmon Shoshu sect

thank you. really appreciated for it is in synchronicity with my practice as of late. too real...like where did this come from....thanks again... maybe write something above the quotes like here is some more to avoid being locked down. just saying ...shame to lose interest in giving more if locked d...

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