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by bcol01
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can a person be both a Nichiren Buddhist and a Christian?
Replies: 13
Views: 1748

Can a person be both a Nichiren Buddhist and a Christian?

How can the two be compatible?
by bcol01
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Today, I returned to my practice.
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Today, I returned to my practice.

:twothumbsup: Ive returned to my practice of daimoku. For a while, i've been hanging on to the Christian faith of my upbringing, despite the fact that I don't really believe in any of it and despite the fact that my Buddhist practice has yielded such effectiveness within my own life. I couldn't figu...
by bcol01
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What made you choose Nichiren Buddhism?
Replies: 2
Views: 590

What made you choose Nichiren Buddhism?

What made you choose Nichiren Buddhism as opposed to other religions?
by bcol01
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Any ex Catholics here?
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Any ex Catholics here?

If so, what made you choose Nichiren Buddhism? :twothumbsup:
by bcol01
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How important is it to have a good attitude?
Replies: 3
Views: 613

How important is it to have a good attitude?

What would Nichiren say about attitude & how it affects our life?
by bcol01
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Talking negatively about others?
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Talking negatively about others?

What would Nichiren Buddhism have to say about this and why is it that those who have the most to hide/faults feel the need to tarnish others?
by bcol01
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do you know if you have attained Buddhahood?
Replies: 7
Views: 1206

How do you know if you have attained Buddhahood?

I realize it is quite a lofty term, with different takes on it.
by bcol01
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Has anyone here had experience with wrestling away from the faith you grew up with?
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Has anyone here had experience with wrestling away from the faith you grew up with?

Specifically, I grew up in a very conservative, Christian home and i've had quite a difficult time wrestling myself away from that belief system due to indoctrination. What helped you to completely remove yourself from yours and, do you think following Christianity creates negative karma for yoursel...
by bcol01
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is there protective power in chanting Daimoku?
Replies: 26
Views: 2735

Re: Is there protective power in chanting Daimoku?

Sun, moon, star gods?? Just can't believe all that man. Lol. Can't blame you. Without the sun, are you? Without the agitation of the moon revolving around the Earth, do things turn out like this? Without stars, then what? These are functions of reality. One is hard pressed to deny their function. I...
by bcol01
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is there protective power in chanting Daimoku?
Replies: 26
Views: 2735

Re: Is there protective power in chanting Daimoku?

Various beings have vowed to protect those who embrace the Sublime Dharma. For instance - the gods of the four directions led by Shakra (Shoten Zenjin) The Raksa and her ten daughters (Kishimojin) Nichiren in particular was protected by the Sun (Nitten), Moon (Gatten) and Star (Myojoten) gods durin...
by bcol01
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is there protective power in chanting Daimoku?
Replies: 26
Views: 2735

Is there protective power in chanting Daimoku?

I've heard stories of how chanting the Daimoku protects people from misfortune or at least, if there is misfortune, things tend to work out better. Thoughts?
by bcol01
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Nam Myoho Renge Kyo not conquering my fears?
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Why is Nam Myoho Renge Kyo not conquering my fears?

Why is it that no matter how much I chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, I feel like my fears are still high?
by bcol01
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: If according to Nichiren Buddhism, the Buddha taught people according to their level of understanding or capacity...
Replies: 114
Views: 11984

Re: If according to Nichiren Buddhism, the Buddha taught people according to their level of understanding or capacity...

:twothumbsup:
Coëmgenu wrote:It was not yet the age of dharma-degeneration, so the practice prescribed by Nichiren for the "latter days of the law" was not necessary, at the time. I think that is an answer in-line with mainstream Nichiren thought, though I could always be (and frequently am) wrong.
by bcol01
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: According to Nichiren, what IS enlightenment?
Replies: 3
Views: 689

According to Nichiren, what IS enlightenment?

Can someone describe this for me? :namaste:
by bcol01
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Independent Nichiren Buddhists?
Replies: 54
Views: 13589

Re: Independent Nichiren Buddhists?

hi I just discovered HBS. How is it different than Shu? Hey sdaly1969, I saw in a post that you said you are leaning toward HBS? Thats great! Im a HBS practitioner and would love to answer any questions you may have. Just send me a PM if theres anything youd like to know. In the meantime check out t...
by bcol01
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Are the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path part of Mahayana?
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

Are the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path part of Mahayana?

It is my understanding that Nichiren Buddhism in particular doesn't focus on the 4bt and the n8p. Thanks :namaste:
by bcol01
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What changes in your life have you noticed since chanting the daimoku?
Replies: 13
Views: 2624

What changes in your life have you noticed since chanting the daimoku?

Hello everyone! Just wondering if some of you might share a bit of your experiences you've had since chanting daimoku. I think it may help to deepen one another's faith in Nichiren's Buddhism. Thanks :) :twothumbsup: :namaste:
by bcol01
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Is the "Eternal Buddha" mentioned anywhere else besides the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 29
Views: 4591

Is the "Eternal Buddha" mentioned anywhere else besides the Lotus Sutra?

Is there any other place where the Eternal Buddha is mentioned besides the Lotus Sutra? Thanks guys! :) :namaste:
by bcol01
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there any reason to believe that the Lotus Sutra is not the words of the Buddha?
Replies: 18
Views: 2943

Re: Is there any reason to believe that the Lotus Sutra is not the words of the Buddha?

Thank you so much!!! Wow, this Queequeg guy is a genius! Ty so much for pointing me to this. :namaste: Jut because I am practicing Nichiren Buddhism does not mean I am a scholar or an expert. I would never claim to be such. I also am not of the belief that you have to belong to any particular sect i...

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