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by bcol01
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is being part of Nichiren sect a requirement to be a Nichiren Buddhist?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Is being part of Nichiren sect a requirement to be a Nichiren Buddhist?

I like Nichiren Shu. They seem to have their teachings and doctrines laid out in their materials in an easily understandable manner, but yet, I still can't bring myself to belong to a sect? Am I going to eventually just have to get over this and join one, or can I just practice independently and yet...
by bcol01
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is anyone here familiar with Reiyukai?
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Is anyone here familiar with Reiyukai?

Their temple there is beautiful, at least from the outside. It's quite interesting too. I've never been, but it is interesting. You would think that if they want to expand or have more members, they'd put out at least more reading materials. Getting to the nitty gritty of their doctrines, etc is nea...
by bcol01
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is anyone here familiar with Reiyukai?
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Is anyone here familiar with Reiyukai?

Thanks for that info! Sounds like it- no temple/lineage affiliation as such that I came across- though I did find a reference in the Coffeehouse pages that Don Ross made at least a few copies of the Prayer Gohonzon for Reiyukai members. https://pounceatron.dreamhosters.com/nichirenscoffeehouse.net/G...
by bcol01
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is anyone here familiar with Reiyukai?
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Is anyone here familiar with Reiyukai?

Haven't found much info about them anywhere on Google, yet I believe they are a Nichiren sect.
by bcol01
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What does it mean to forgive a person?
Replies: 8
Views: 377

What does it mean to forgive a person?

Does it mean we should no longer have feelings of resentment all of a sudden? What is required in order to forgive?
by bcol01
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What do you do if you cannot get a person to see their own hatred, delusions, dysfunction, etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 327

What do you do if you cannot get a person to see their own hatred, delusions, dysfunction, etc?

How do you deal with such a person, esp when they are not remorseful for their ways,etc?
by bcol01
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How would Nichiren define compassion?
Replies: 6
Views: 291

How would Nichiren define compassion?

:reading:
by bcol01
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What does the word Faith mean, according to Nichiren?
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: What does the word Faith mean, according to Nichiren?

Ty so much! That is a lot to take in and chew on but I'm looking forward to it! Thanks again for that insight. And more specifically, how does Nichiren's teachings on faith differ from our usual, Western understanding of it? Basically, it refers to a very subtle turn of the mind. Its the moment the ...
by bcol01
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 40
Views: 968

Re: What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?

It's ok lol I probably could have specified context better! Quee, I must say that this is simply a reply from someone else on the topic. I am just trying to understand more so that when these points come up, I can address them correctly. I am just trying to understand more, which is why I love this ...
by bcol01
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 40
Views: 968

Re: What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?

Quee, I must say that this is simply a reply from someone else on the topic. I am just trying to understand more so that when these points come up, I can address them correctly. I am just trying to understand more, which is why I love this forum. I was actually going to msg you directly before viewi...
by bcol01
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What does the word Faith mean, according to Nichiren?
Replies: 2
Views: 182

What does the word Faith mean, according to Nichiren?

And more specifically, how does Nichiren's teachings on faith differ from our usual, Western understanding of it?
by bcol01
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 40
Views: 968

Re: What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?

And what about this reply to what you said: Yes, it is interesting - psychologically. The text claims to convey things unheard of previously, a couple of centuries after the Buddha's parinibbana, where he had said, "The Tathāgata does not hold back anything, keeping a closed fist, thinking, 'I will ...
by bcol01
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 40
Views: 968

Re: What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?

I appreciate your insight. Are you a Nichiren Buddhist? What if St. Augustine or somebody else in the 4th or 5th cty. had written a gospel with the message that the earlier gospels were merely provisional? You will find exactly the same message in the Heart Sutra, the Diamond Sutra, the Garland Sutr...
by bcol01
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 40
Views: 968

What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?

What if St. Augustine or somebody else in the 4th or 5th cty. had written a gospel with the message that the earlier gospels were merely provisional? You will find exactly the same message in the Heart Sutra, the Diamond Sutra, the Garland Sutra … "this Sutra is the greatest, ignore everything that ...
by bcol01
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can one practice Zen AND Nichiren?
Replies: 30
Views: 1101

Re: Can one practice Zen AND Nichiren?

Minobu, can you simplify what you just said. I know that's like pulling straws here sometimes, but I'm trying to understand. I hope you can see the sincerity of my question, and I respect and appreciate your insight. from http://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/wnd-1/Content/47 Nichiren library The Entity...
by bcol01
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do you deal with emotions like anger and frustration when they come up?
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: How do you deal with emotions like anger and frustration when they come up?

Hi. I have, yes. But in the spur of the moment, I'm not chanting. There's a lot of talk about mindfulness out there, but I hardly ever (if at all) hear about mindfulness in Nichiren Buddhism. My guess is that mindfulness is obviously important, but what do you personally think about it? What do you ...
by bcol01
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do you deal with emotions like anger and frustration when they come up?
Replies: 5
Views: 304

How do you deal with emotions like anger and frustration when they come up?

There's a lot of talk about mindfulness out there, but I hardly ever (if at all) hear about mindfulness in Nichiren Buddhism. My guess is that mindfulness is obviously important, but what do you personally think about it? What do you you do when you have difficult emotions come up? How do you react ...
by bcol01
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If daimoku doesn't fix everything and therapy is recommended, then why do daimoku at all?
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: If daimoku doesn't fix everything and therapy is recommended, then why do daimoku at all?

What is exactly is Buddhahood and, what is "attaining" it like? I hear a lot about it but I'm just not sure wtf it is. There's so much mish mosh around the word that it's almost like..."wha?" If daimoku doesn't fix everything and therapy is recommended, then why do daimoku at all? Why do chant Daimo...
by bcol01
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can one practice Zen AND Nichiren?
Replies: 30
Views: 1101

Can one practice Zen AND Nichiren?

Are their traditions that do both? Is this acceptable?
by bcol01
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If daimoku doesn't fix everything and therapy is recommended, then why do daimoku at all?
Replies: 12
Views: 475

If daimoku doesn't fix everything and therapy is recommended, then why do daimoku at all?

If daimoku doesn't fix everything and therapy is recommended, then why do daimoku at all?

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