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by bcol01
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Study Group: Kanjin no Honzon sho
Replies: 175
Views: 22959

Re: Study Group: Kanjin no Honzon sho

This is superb! Would you mind if I copy-pasted this and kept it for my own learning/references? Thank you SO much! :)))) :namaste: Question 20 – The questioner asserts again that Nichiren has not yet provided proof of the realm of Buddha in our minds. The point of the question is whether Buddhahood...
by bcol01
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:09 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: 2809

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

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 in order TO practice either. You asked "to what capacity" am I practicing. Well, I have pulled from vari...
by bcol01
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there any reason to believe that the Lotus Sutra is not the words of the Buddha?
Replies: 18
Views: 2809

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

Perhaps I wasn't clear enough in my last question regarding your quote. When you said that you've come to view the Lotus Sutra as the Buddha, what do you mean? Can you perhaps elaborate further so that I may better understand? I am not a member of SGI or any other Nichiren sect. What does this even ...
by bcol01
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:19 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: 2809

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

What does this even mean?
Minobu wrote:I've come to view The lotus Sutra as the Buddha.
It has a life of it's own and has entered a lot of people's lives and influenced many sects and teachings.
by bcol01
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there any reason to believe that the Lotus Sutra is not the words of the Buddha?
Replies: 18
Views: 2809

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

Well, this depends on what your criteria for acceptance of buddhavacana is. If we take an extreme skeptical approach, looking only at historical scholarship, translation efforts, and what lingusitic analysis into Chinese translations can give us, the only thing we have that is super-reliable are th...
by bcol01
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:18 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: 2809

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

I have been doing quite a deal of research on the Lotus Sutra as i've been practicing Nichiren's form of Buddhism for a while and just would like some insight here. So many claim that chanting Namu Myoho Renge Kyo (and I can't deny that there is something to the efficacy of this practice) has helped...

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