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by Minobu
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

I want to thank whomever was the genius that contracted Na Mu into Nam...the meaning is the same but chanting it this way affords a smoother ride.

0K for real toodles i just had to share my Joy of chanting nam myoho renge kyo with everyone..

happy christmas
by Minobu
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

you just namu'ed Paul McCartney...maka is his nick name lol... ok so i see your point ..but it still is conjecture... That's too funny. "Maka" is also randomly how the Japanese pronounce "mahā," related to the h --> k change in Japanese. namaḥ --> nomaku svāhā --> sowaka thanks this sunk in...lol.....
by Minobu
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

Alright minobu you know SZ i don't want to have any argy bargy over this.. it is a very sensitive thing to lay unto people... i'll shall leave you all...i don't think the thread has any more to offer...except hard feelings for some.. not my intention... Now if ever i have to unlearn what i pointed ...
by Minobu
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

why did not the Amida Butsu thing never get contracted...the possibility that if He was named beginning with a M would make it happen is a huge conjecture... The only reason "nam" is said in "nam myoho etc." is because myoho starts with an M. This is a phonological process. If Amida was similar, "n...
by Minobu
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

The idea it's due to fast chanting is just some idea on the internet. That doesn't mean that's the reason for it. and like i said this is new to me...i too never heard about it... You keep jumping on that as some bone or what ever but it was just an idea from a Nichiren shu member to boot discussin...
by Minobu
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

ok i see.... it wasn't lazy farmers that dropped the U sound ...it came from temples chanting fast enough that it blurred out... I think I've accidently communicated the exact opposite of what was intended. By using the farmer example, we can say that "nam" is a little like the English "gotta" inst...
by Minobu
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

The idea it's due to fast chanting is just some idea on the internet. That doesn't mean that's the reason for it. and like i said this is new to me...i too never heard about it... You keep jumping on that as some bone or what ever but it was just an idea from a Nichiren shu member to boot discussin...
by Minobu
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

I think the reason why namu can so easily become nam is because it is not really a Japanese word, nor is it a Chinese word. For lack of a better term, to your average medieval Japanese, it was a "magical non-word" from the West with supernatural effect. As such, arguably the only thing prescribing ...
by Minobu
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

first i would ask if what we actually are reciting is Japanese ? i heard it was some Sino Japanese or sino Russian ... It's certainly not a kind of Russian. You can call it Chinese. You can call it Japanese. If you are going to call it one or the other, you would call it Japanese, because no one in...
by Minobu
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

first i would ask if what we actually are reciting is Japanese ? i heard it was some Sino Japanese or sino Russian ... It's certainly not a kind of Russian. You can call it Chinese. You can call it Japanese. If you are going to call it one or the other, you would call it Japanese, because no one in...
by Minobu
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

So i did not want to come here anymore.... i don't like the vibe... but i started this thread and wanted to finish these important aspects... i wanted to show how changing the teaching affects people... Nichiren was so devout to Lord Guru Sakyamuni The Eternal Buddha . His entire life was a testamen...
by Minobu
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

南: な = "na" 無: む = "mu" Might the "m" in "nam" be considered a contraction of 無 rather than an elimination of it? The "m" sound is part of 無 rather than 南. Definitely. Nam/namu is an issue of two different Japanese accents and vainglorious prelest causing some people to double-down on their modern ...
by Minobu
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

I came across a nice explanation from Reverend Senchu Murano's book Questions and answers on Nichiren Buddhism. He was asked about Nichiren Shonin being intolerant towards other Buddhists in Japan. Many a thing has been said about this. He answered quite nicely .. Nichiren was intolerant only toward...
by Minobu
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

南: な = "na" 無: む = "mu" Might the "m" in "nam" be considered a contraction of 無 rather than an elimination of it? The "m" sound is part of 無 rather than 南. If both "it's" and "it is" are considered valid, might both "nam" and "namu" be considered valid? I've been having trouble trying to say NA Mu ...
by Minobu
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

Alright minobu \cool so you are at least going to try to chant like Nichiren Shonin did and to Lord Guru Sakyamuni Buddha as The Eternal Buddha depicted on Gohonzon.. very good SZ...it takes a brave first step to at least try... i'm proud of you. The gods and all the Buddhas will see to it you get ...
by Minobu
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

I've answered your question as did others here. I just don't have any other way to put it to you regarding nam and namu. Maybe others have more to say on it. I'm preety well done with trying to explain it to you. No hard feelings. show me where you answered my qusetions in this thread on the matter...
by Minobu
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

If you don't get it by now minobu you simply won't get it. its been explained to you. Repeatedly. In various ways Probably best to move on Alright minobu so you want me to brush it under the rug .. you won't even answer the simple questions put forth to you and only wish to stop talking about it......
by Minobu
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: how changes affect us in Nichiren Shonin's denominations
Replies: 89
Views: 2599

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

It was a straight forward question. No characters are dropped. That is no Kanji is dropped. It's already been shown to you Did you ever chant namu during soka gakki NSA gongyo? I know that you spent some years with soka gakki why I'm asking. Different paths and schools will chant differently, diffe...
by Minobu
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: There is no doubt of the accuracy of Nichiren Daishonin's recount of the current events of his time
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: There is no doubt of the accuracy of Nichiren Daishonin's recount of the current events of his time

Actually Mappo is Optimistic view.. It's the best time to conquer your inner demons and become Buddhas. Mappo allows for Lotus Buddhism to Liberate all those who did not have the opportunity to be a disciple of Lord Guru Sakyamuni Buddha in the past.......it does not happen till a Mappo period is up...

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