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by bcol01
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?
Replies: 29
Views: 3471

Re: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?

:twothumbsup:
Virgo wrote: Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:03 pm
bcol01 wrote: Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:28 pm?


I thought this response from a Zen master was quite good, although I know he is not a Nichiren priest.

Kevin...
by bcol01
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do you safeguard yourself from being caught up in someone else's dysfunction/delusions?
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: How do you safeguard yourself from being caught up in someone else's dysfunction/delusions?

Ty! All of what you said really makes sense to me and I totally agree, "being compassionate doesn't mean being a doormat". *Gassho* What if it is someone that you cannot easily avoid? I have always been rather "sensitive" if you will, and as reasonable and as logical as I can be, I feel that me bein...
by bcol01
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do you safeguard yourself from being caught up in someone else's dysfunction/delusions?
Replies: 2
Views: 473

How do you safeguard yourself from being caught up in someone else's dysfunction/delusions?

What if it is someone that you cannot easily avoid? I have always been rather "sensitive" if you will, and as reasonable and as logical as I can be, I feel that me being more in-touch with my emotions also makes it easy for me to get swept up in other people's ignorance. To be precise, I feel that I...
by bcol01
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is anyone familiar with Honmon Butsuryo Shu?
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: Is anyone familiar with Honmon Butsuryo Shu?

It is Butsury*U* shu, sorry.
The site is

http://www.hbs-uk.com/

Bois de Santal wrote: Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:06 pm Just to be sure - we are talking about Honmon Butsuryu Shu aren't we?
Or is there also a Honmon Butsuryo Shu?

Do you have a link to the site you were looking at?
by bcol01
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is anyone familiar with Honmon Butsuryo Shu?
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Is anyone familiar with Honmon Butsuryo Shu?

I was recently reading one of their PDF's listed on their website and have found their particular way of explaining the ins and outs of Nichiren Buddhism to be very helpful. If anyone has any thoughts on this particular sect, I'd love to hear.

Gassho
by bcol01
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does one practice Nichiren Buddhism at home?
Replies: 11
Views: 1563

Re: How does one practice Nichiren Buddhism at home?

Thank you for your insight. I have a plethora of books on Nichiren Buddhism, so I've been digesting quite a lot since 2010. For now, I don't live near a temple of my liking but, perhaps in the future? I certainly understand how the streaming services can be helpful. Ty again. Yeah, online streaming ...
by bcol01
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does one practice Nichiren Buddhism at home?
Replies: 11
Views: 1563

Re: How does one practice Nichiren Buddhism at home?

Hello. So the temple you mentioned is actually not in the city limits, hard to get to. Ty for your warm wishes. I also practice in Nichiren Shoshu as well. Chicago has a Temple and Reverend Kato is the one stationed there. They have a fairly large amount of youth practitioners and as well as a big l...
by bcol01
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does one practice Nichiren Buddhism at home?
Replies: 11
Views: 1563

Re: How does one practice Nichiren Buddhism at home?

Scratch the word "temple". I'm aware that SGI do not have temples. Dunno why I put that. Ty for the well wishes! :) So I live in Chicago and I'm not really interested in SGI. I say that because that seems to be the only temple in the city that is of the Nichiren sect. There is one outside of the cit...
by bcol01
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does one practice Nichiren Buddhism at home?
Replies: 11
Views: 1563

Re: How does one practice Nichiren Buddhism at home?

Sweet! Thanks for that. I am aware of the online-streaming services but just can't really connect (no pun intended :p) that way. Thanks for lending your insight and experience in this area. **Gassho** It’s pretty easy now to connect with US Nichiren Shu priests online. A few of them livestream their...
by bcol01
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does one practice Nichiren Buddhism at home?
Replies: 11
Views: 1563

How does one practice Nichiren Buddhism at home?

So I live in Chicago and I'm not really interested in SGI. I say that because that seems to be the only temple in the city that is of the Nichiren sect. There is one outside of the city limits but it's rather hard to get to. Over the years, I've read numerous books on Nichiren Buddhism and am still ...
by bcol01
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the best way to deal with an overly inquisitive/suffocating friend?
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: What is the best way to deal with an overly inquisitive/suffocating friend?

Lol ok. So let's say I'm just doing my own thing, watching TV or just making food?
Queequeg wrote: Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:27 pm "bro, I need to get some work done. Do you mind?"
by bcol01
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the best way to deal with an overly inquisitive/suffocating friend?
Replies: 4
Views: 671

What is the best way to deal with an overly inquisitive/suffocating friend?

I have a friend (well, he's my roommate really) and I swear, whenever he wakes up, if i'm in the study or whatever, he'll come out and automatically start firing off questions (not in an angry way but just hurriedly? almost) like, "do you work today?", "what are your plans today?", etc. Now this isn...
by bcol01
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?
Replies: 29
Views: 3471

Re: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?

the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being.
markatex wrote: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:24 pm What do you mean by “God”?
by bcol01
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?
Replies: 29
Views: 3471

Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?

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by bcol01
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is it that when I chant to have better relations with others, it seems like the opposite happens?
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: Why is it that when I chant to have better relations with others, it seems like the opposite happens?

"In a difficult relationship situation that might mean developing skill at boundaries to avoid engaging in another's agenda. In such a way the role for chanting might be to develop awareness of where & how you might be there for them, while avoiding being drawn into dysfunction." This though! Ty! Gr...
by bcol01
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is it that when I chant to have better relations with others, it seems like the opposite happens?
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Why is it that when I chant to have better relations with others, it seems like the opposite happens?

I would appreciate some insight on this. It is making me want to give up the practice entirely. In the beginning of chanting, I feel like my environment and my relationships with others were positive, but now it seems like every time I chant for a certain thing, the opposite tends to occur. I am hop...
by bcol01
Tue May 22, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do we tend to care about what others think?
Replies: 16
Views: 2210

Re: Why do we tend to care about what others think?

Ty for your insights. I agree with what all you've said and your input on here has greatly helped me to understand Buddhism. I really can't thank you enough. Gassho Here is a more constructive answer... Your first question - "Why do we tend to care about what others think?" Its important to keep in ...
by bcol01
Mon May 21, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do we tend to care about what others think?
Replies: 16
Views: 2210

Why do we tend to care about what others think?

Self-loathing is a real issue for many people in a society that judges us on every little thing. Why do we tend to care so much?
by bcol01
Sun May 20, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do some people find it hard to let go of the religion they grew up with?
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Why do some people find it hard to let go of the religion they grew up with?

Thank you, I guess when I say I'm still sort of practicing Christianity what I mean by that is I'm occasionally still reading my Bible and listening to sermons.

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