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by bcol01
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Are heaven and hell actual places?
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Are heaven and hell actual places?

Nichiren seemed to believe they were. Am I correct on this or are things like this merely metaphorical?
by bcol01
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the history of the daimoku?
Replies: 26
Views: 825

What is the history of the daimoku?

Who originally thought of it, and why do people believe that this phrase merits enlightenment and benefits?
If it's truly Buddhist at all, why didn't the Buddha teach about the daimoku specifically, or am I just not getting something here? :shrug:
by bcol01
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do you have to believe in spirits, deities, etc to be a Nichiren Buddhist?
Replies: 42
Views: 1955

Do we have to believe in gods and deities to be a Nichiren Buddhist?

Did Nichiren believe in these things? What do you think about them?
by bcol01
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What was Nichiren's issue with Zen?
Replies: 9
Views: 414

What was Nichiren's issue with Zen?

I'd like to learn more about this.
by bcol01
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do the precepts fit into Nichiren Shu?
Replies: 2
Views: 277

How do the precepts fit into Nichiren Shu?

Do we follow them or?
by bcol01
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can you be a member of Nichiren Shu and practice mindfulness?
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Can you be a member of Nichiren Shu and practice mindfulness?

Is mindfulness taught in this sect?
by bcol01
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do people choose to be ignorant in the face of reality?
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Why do people choose to be ignorant in the face of reality?

Sure. but I'm asking you perhaps could elaborate further, provide your own personal input on what the root of ignorance is, I suppose in relation to this text. I suggest reading the whole of the gosho as it gives several examples although there are not direct examples of the quoted passage. It is s...
by bcol01
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do people choose to be ignorant in the face of reality?
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Why do people choose to be ignorant in the face of reality?

Sure. but I'm asking you if you could elaborate further. I suggest reading the whole of the gosho as it gives several examples although there are not direct examples of the quoted passage. It is something I believe should be considered deeply. Care to elaborate? ---> https://www.nichirenlibrary.org/...
by bcol01
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do people choose to be ignorant in the face of reality?
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Why do people choose to be ignorant in the face of reality?

Care to elaborate? The Complete and Final Teaching on Perfect Enlightenment Sutra declares, “The beginningless illusions and ignorance that beset all living beings are all produced by the perfectly enlightened mind of the Thus Come Ones.” ---> https://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/wnd-1/Content/47 The ...
by bcol01
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does Shinto fit into Nichiren's beliefs?
Replies: 1
Views: 188

How does Shinto fit into Nichiren's beliefs?

Was he a practitioner of Shinto or did he combine some elements of Shinto into his own teachings/form of Buddhism?
by bcol01
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is Buddhahood?
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: What is Buddhahood?

When you "achieve" Buddhahood, is it temporary?

How do you know you have achieve it?
Malcolm wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:16 pm
bcol01 wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:06 pm How would you describe it to someone who isn't familiar with Buddhism?
It is a state where one is free from all afflictions and possess all knowledge relevant to how to obtain freedom.
by bcol01
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is Buddhahood?
Replies: 5
Views: 276

What is Buddhahood?

How would you describe it to someone who isn't familiar with Buddhism?
by bcol01
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: A few questions on forgiveness...
Replies: 4
Views: 288

A few questions on forgiveness...

What exactly does forgiveness mean?

Did Nichiren specifically refer to the term in any Goshos?

How do you forgive someone if they don't think they did anything wrong, yet they did. How do you forgive them if they treat you poorly and just don't seem to see anything wrong with their behavior?
by bcol01
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do you have to believe in spirits, deities, etc to be a Nichiren Buddhist?
Replies: 42
Views: 1955

Re: Do you have to believe in spirits, deities, etc to be a Nichiren Buddhist?

I've heard that in Nichiren Buddhism, you are allowed to "psychologize" the dharma or, perceive these ideas in a modern sense. I was hoping you could go into detail further regarding how to reconcile Nichiren's obvious belief in these deities with science and the way we understand the world today. M...
by bcol01
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What can we learn from COVID-19?
Replies: 19
Views: 1343

What can we learn from COVID-19?

And, does the Risho Ankoku Ron have any relevance to what is happening today?
by bcol01
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why are some people so indecisive about which religion they believe in?
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Re: Why are some people so indecisive about which religion they believe in?

My understanding is that staying the course and following the Lotus Sutra is quite difficult. What advice would you give a person who keeps jumping at every other interesting religion? If a person finds something in Nichiren Buddhism that works and that they feel is true, why would they keep jumping...

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