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by Bois de Santal
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How seriously do you take Nichiren's writings?
Replies: 23
Views: 4700

Re: How seriously do you take Nichiren's writings?

WhIle I think Nichiren's understanding of the importance of the Lotus Sutra and the mantra he came up with amazes me, I found him to be pretty overzealous and a bit mad at times. There was a lot of anger in his writings despite them being offset with gratitude for his followers. I've even questione...
by Bois de Santal
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: nail in coffin for independents
Replies: 27
Views: 3223

Re: nail in coffin for independents

I wouldn't say it has all come to nothing. Everything in this world is transient and suffers from the cycle of birth and death. Keeping web-sites up and properly maintained is a full time job nowadays so we shoouldn't be surprised that amateurs have trouble keeping on top of it all. But I must admit...
by Bois de Santal
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: nail in coffin for independents
Replies: 27
Views: 3223

Re: nail in coffin for independents

Most of the site is available at the wayback machine https://web.archive.org/web/20170712175521/http://nichirenscoffeehouse.net It is not very pretty but neither was the original :smile: I pulled the entire archive via a little tool called the wayback-machine-downloader. I haven't had time to examin...
by Bois de Santal
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: What does the Nichiren Shoshu Gohonzon look like?
Replies: 18
Views: 7350

Re: What does the Nichiren Shoshu Gohonzon look like?

getting hung up on styles of inscribing the characters is quite common...it detracts from what is really happening.. I wouldn't call it 'hung up'. The calligraphy is a large part of the gohonzon. And it communicates the life condition of the person who inscribed it. The difference in calligraphic s...
by Bois de Santal
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo as Practiced by Nichiren Buddhism Sects.
Replies: 261
Views: 39690

Re: Gongyo as Practiced by Nichiren Buddhism Sects.

I have noticed that very few of the contributors to this important doctrinal discussion have referenced The Gohonzon of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo! That is probably because we consider it a given. Although not all Nichiren sects do practice to a Gohonzon, or at least, not one that is recognizable to those...
by Bois de Santal
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: nichiren's stance on the sutra's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1958

Re: nichiren's stance on the sutra's?

nichiren-123 wrote:Damn. Thought could justify reading tiantai for a minute
It's OK, you can read the works of Tien'tai. The point was, if I understood it correctly, is to see that the teachings of tien'tai are interpretations of the lotus sutra, and not the sutra itself.
by Bois de Santal
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo as Practiced by Nichiren Buddhism Sects.
Replies: 261
Views: 39690

Re: Gongyo as Practiced by Nichiren Buddhism Sects.

Am I not presenting Doctrine which has never before been discussed or debated anywhere to be found on this earth I doubt it. If anything you are denying the teachings by trying to claim a new interpretation. There are numerous passages in the Lotus Sutra such as this: after the Thus Come One has pa...
by Bois de Santal
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: What does the Nichiren Shoshu Gohonzon look like?
Replies: 18
Views: 7350

Re: What does the Nichiren Shoshu Gohonzon look like?

Hmmm... they look very different to me. There is nothing sharp or jagged in the Nittatsu gohonzon and neither is it bold and in your face, like the okatagi gonhonzon inscribed by the 67th high priest.
by Bois de Santal
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren Daishonin's meditation request
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Nichiren Daishonin's meditation request

Also, Zhiyi's manual on Ichinen Sanzen meditation has been translated and will be published on October 31, 2017, by U. Hawaii press. MohoZhikuan/Makashikan/Great Cessation and Insight. Wow, after 1400 years, we finally get the english translation :smile: Anyway, this is great news. I shall be placi...
by Bois de Santal
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: What does the Nichiren Shoshu Gohonzon look like?
Replies: 18
Views: 7350

Re: What does the Nichiren Shoshu Gohonzon look like?

Very interesting. Thank you. Oddly this is kind of what I had suspected their Gohonzon would look like, "sharp" and sort of, um, "rigid" and "crisp." I don't mean that as an insult…. Maybe a better word for it is "authoritarian." I had expected their Gohonzon would have an authoritarian vibe about ...
by Bois de Santal
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: We need to celebrate our differences
Replies: 34
Views: 4313

Re: We need to celebrate our differences

indeed , most of us have been there done that got the tshirt and karmic scars. my point is that eventually somewhere on the road it all has to stop.. it could very well start with the group that posts here in this section and the many lurkers who practice as well. Speaking of lurkers... I've been m...

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