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by bcol01
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How to overcome family estrangement?
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

How to overcome family estrangement?

When you've done all you can but to no avail.
by bcol01
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is the Mystic Law the same as God? If not, how so?
Replies: 33
Views: 4302

Is the Mystic Law the same as God? If not, how so?

Lots of intelligent and wonderful people in this forum. I really appreciate learning from all of you. You truly help me in my own practice. :namaste:
by bcol01
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Recently, a family member told me that "without God, we are nothing".
Replies: 30
Views: 3830

Recently, a family member told me that "without God, we are nothing".

I wondered what my Buddhist friends here might say to that line of thinking. :namaste: :popcorn:
by bcol01
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?
Replies: 53
Views: 5267

Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

I thought this would've been the appropriate area since I am a Nichiren Buddhist.
Mantrik wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:12 pm
Grigoris wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:57 pm Since the thread was not specifically about Nichiren Buddhism, but about DW in general, the topic has been moved to the lounge.
That could be one of the reasons - posting in the wrong place.
by bcol01
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?
Replies: 53
Views: 5267

Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

I don't mind reprise. I also couldn't care less how superior someone may think they are on here. Their responses will undoubtedly say more about them. A lot of people are intimidated to join, because they fear reprisal from a perceived "DharmaWheel elite" who will cruelly reprise them if they post s...
by bcol01
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?
Replies: 53
Views: 5267

Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Not negative, just an observation and question really. Anyone is free to provide input or not. I don't control time nor the affairs of others. No time wasted here. Even w the one comment (yours), has much to teach. :sage: Would be nice if more of our Buddhist brothers and sisters contributed more he...
by bcol01
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?
Replies: 53
Views: 5267

Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Would be nice if more of our Buddhist brothers and sisters contributed more here to the discussions. :namaste: :twothumbsup: :woohoo:
by bcol01
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Would Nichiren Buddhism be a good religion for space?
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Would Nichiren Buddhism be a good religion for space?

lol I haven't personally studied Sutras. In fact, I really only have a surface to mid-level understanding of Nichiren Buddhsim's teachings from a summarized sort of viewpoint. The rest of my knowledge you could say has come from personal experience in my own life, seeing the poiwer of NamMyohoRengeK...
by bcol01
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Would Nichiren Buddhism be a good religion for space?
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Would Nichiren Buddhism be a good religion for space?

Very interesting about the line in one of the Sutras about many worlds. I wasn't aware of that! :twothumbsup: In other words, if we discovered alien life, etc, how would this affect our view towards our religion and also, out of all other religions, why would Nichiren Buddhism be the best one as we ...
by bcol01
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Would Nichiren Buddhism be a good religion for space?
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Would Nichiren Buddhism be a good religion for space?

In other words, if we discovered alien life, etc, how would this affect our view towards our religion and also, out of all other religions, why would Nichiren Buddhism be the best one as we move into space exploration etc?
by bcol01
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If our honesty is hurtful to some, should we remain silent?
Replies: 12
Views: 1498

Re: If our honesty is hurtful to some, should we remain silent?

I actually deleted recently. Deciding on a new title. Hi everyone! So the reason I'm asking this question is because I currently am blogging about Nichiren Buddhism and I want to share a bit about my life, how I grew up and what I went through. My family has my blog address and I'm worried that my m...
by bcol01
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If our honesty is hurtful to some, should we remain silent?
Replies: 12
Views: 1498

Re: If our honesty is hurtful to some, should we remain silent?

How poetic of you :)

:twothumbsup:
Minobu wrote: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:39 pm
Queequeg wrote: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:14 pm Ride the dharma where it takes you.
and when the wave breaks you become the foam and then the wave ripple on the sand only to be sucked into the Ocean.
salvation is a rip tide.
by bcol01
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I lost my job today...
Replies: 54
Views: 6535

Re: I lost my job today...

"this is not a kumbaya sort of sit back meditate and all is well sort of buddhism...it might attract the incense crowd but it shows them that it is not all love and hugs and everything is nice ...it tackles the everyday problems of this realm in a much different way...everything that happens to you ...
by bcol01
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I lost my job today...
Replies: 54
Views: 6535

Re: I lost my job today...

Really enjoyed what you wrote and i'm glad this Nichiren section is here! I often see tons of views but few replies. I wish people would contribute more of their own thoughts but i'll say, responses like yours sure make up for it. Thank you for your insights! :namaste: Well actually, I haven't been ...
by bcol01
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I lost my job today...
Replies: 54
Views: 6535

Re: I lost my job today...

Well actually, I haven't been practicing consistently. In fact, i've struggled immensely with doubt. It was only until I realized my job was in jeopardy that I started chanting again. Nevertheless, I do need to work on my laziness. It ultimately cost me a good job. :thinking: I chanted that I wouldn...
by bcol01
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I lost my job today...
Replies: 54
Views: 6535

I lost my job today...

I chanted that I wouldn't but I did. I've been out quite a bit so it's my own fault but. I guess I was just hoping that my chanting would work and that they'd listen to my plea to keep my job.
by bcol01
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If our honesty is hurtful to some, should we remain silent?
Replies: 12
Views: 1498

If our honesty is hurtful to some, should we remain silent?

Hi everyone! So the reason I'm asking this question is because I currently am blogging about Nichiren Buddhism and I want to share a bit about my life, how I grew up and what I went through. My family has my blog address and I'm worried that my mother (whom I have an estranged relationship with) or ...
by bcol01
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I chanted to have better relations with people and then something awkward happened between a friend and me?
Replies: 23
Views: 2990

Re: I chanted to have better relations with people and then something awkward happened between a friend and me?

I appreciate your insight and i've def thought about that.. "The fact that you handled it well means your chanting works." Thanks a bunch. Really helps to have perspective. Some of us often get the impression that chanting will just prevent and fix everything and to some extent I think that's true b...
by bcol01
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I chanted to have better relations with people and then something awkward happened between a friend and me?
Replies: 23
Views: 2990

I chanted to have better relations with people and then something awkward happened between a friend and me?

Why did this happen? I don't want to get into details but basically my friend wound up saying something that really didn't set right w me. I handled it well, but still. Why didn't my daimoku seem to pay off?

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