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by Queequeg
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is Ignorance (avidya)?
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: What is Ignorance (avidya)?

There are two, ignorance that is a knowledge obscuration, discussed by Vasubandhu in the opening the Kośa as the nonafflictive ignorance of Arhats and Pratyekabuddhas I will get to that Chapter 3... Is it necessary to get through Ch.s 1 & 2? I put it down a few weeks ago when I was somewhere in...
by Queequeg
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 61
Views: 484

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

Nichiren does have certain after death teachings about Eagle Peak (Mt. Grdhakuta). As far as I know, it is not well understood what he meant. That might be a productive direction to take this discussion. I would be interested in hearing more about this topic. Is it possible that Nichiren understood...
by Queequeg
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 61
Views: 484

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

Let's make this clear - Nichiren never mentions Shinran in any of his writings. It is unlikely that they ever crossed paths. They might have known of each other, but there is no evidence of this at all. Nichiren did criticize Honen. But he was not unique in this respect. Honen was a pariah because o...
by Queequeg
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is Ignorance (avidya)?
Replies: 9
Views: 224

What is Ignorance (avidya)?

In another thread about a presentation of a 10 linked chain of causation in the Tipitaka (SN 12:65 and DN 14), Malcolm raised a point about ignorance in the 12 linked chain of causation being different than ignorance as the lack of knowledge about the selflessness of dharmas. MKoll brought up the de...
by Queequeg
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 61
Views: 484

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

No worries. We're good.
by Queequeg
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 61
Views: 484

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

Ippen only taught Nembutsu. But he didn't also teach that all other practices in this world were futile and suggest setting those teachings aside. Ippen taught that everything was futile, even expecting to achieve faith. You really don't know much about Ippen. You're probably thinking of Kuya. Coul...
by Queequeg
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 61
Views: 484

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

And FYI Amida's Vow = Nembutsu No. Nembutsu is the practice of being Mindful of Buddha. It could be directed to any number of Buddhas. It has become synonymous with Amida oriented practice, especially as those other forms of Buddha Mindfulness have disappeared, but that's not the only meaning. No. ...
by Queequeg
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 61
Views: 484

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

If you don't realize, the Mindfulness of the Buddha that Honen advocated is an old Buddhist practice that predates Mahayana. And FYI Amida's Vow = Nembutsu, so saying he did more than it one second and then criticizing him for stressing it the next is not too consistent. Completely consistent. Ippe...
by Queequeg
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 61
Views: 484

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

Admin_PC wrote:And FYI Amida's Vow = Nembutsu


No. Nembutsu is the practice of being Mindful of Buddha. It could be directed to any number of Buddhas. It has become synonymous with Amida oriented practice, especially as those other forms of Buddha Mindfulness have disappeared, but that's not the only meaning.
by Queequeg
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 61
Views: 484

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

(after Shinran was already dead). No one is suggesting Shinran incited the assassination attempt on Nichiren. It was, however, perpetrated by Pure Land adherents inspired by Honen's exclusive Pure Land teachings. Before anyone gets on a high horse, the history of Nichiren-shu and Jodo Shinshu, alon...
by Queequeg
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 61
Views: 484

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

PC, you're suggesting a sanitized interpretation of Honen. He did more than just teach Nembutsu. There were lots of people teaching and practicing Pure Land in Japan, not just directed to Amida, but also to Yakushi, Kannon, etc. Amida focused Pure Land was a special form of Pure Land, and even among...
by Queequeg
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 61
Views: 484

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

[If what Minobu claims is accurate then] Nicherin was wrong, plain and simple. All do respect to my man, Minobu, he's not presenting an accurate picture. FIFY Yeah well as always i'm the first to admit when I'm wrong . What would Nichiren Shonin mean by being reborn in the Pure Land of Eagle Peak? ...
by Queequeg
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 61
Views: 484

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

When and where did Nichiren practice Shingon? The temple where Nichiren became an acolyte had been a Shingon temple. The honzon was Kokuzo Bosatsu. By the time he was there, many of the monks had taken up Honen's form of Pure Land. However, he makes reference to undertaking Morning Star practice wi...
by Queequeg
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 61
Views: 484

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

Malcolm wrote:[If what Minobu claims is accurate then] Nicherin was wrong, plain and simple.


All do respect to my man, Minobu, he's not presenting an accurate picture. FIFY
by Queequeg
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 61
Views: 484

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

The Ryogen bio actually shows that debate standards degenerated after Ryogen's time when schools like Hosso and Tendai stopped debating each other. Compare a 1000 year continuous interschool debate history in Tibet with a three hundred year history of interschool debate history in Japan and I think...
by Queequeg
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Praying to a saviour?
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Praying to a saviour?

Alternatively, Avalokitesvara.
by Queequeg
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Adultery and Being a Buddhist
Replies: 75
Views: 1730

Re: Adultery and Being a Buddhist

I have to say I truly appreciate everyone's input and or advice. Even the advice that is kinda hard to hear. So I have another question related to this situation. If I maintain both relationships does this make me a bad Buddhist? Can I be a good Buddhist and commit adultery? Sorry for being a .... ...
by Queequeg
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha
Replies: 103
Views: 2274

Re: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-10/4chan-claims-have-fabricated-anti-trump-report-hoax :popcorn: Pretty funny, if true. We are s̶o̶ ̶s̶c̶r̶e̶w̶e̶d̶. pwnd. FIFY Holy excrement. The /b/tards have taken over the world. http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/129/147/35b.png
by Queequeg
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha
Replies: 103
Views: 2274

Re: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha

I thought you were originally from New York?
by Queequeg
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha
Replies: 103
Views: 2274

Re: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha

but once the fundamental agreement on reality and rules of civil engagement are lost, further intercourse becomes incredibly difficult. . That is gone. Time for New England to secede from the Union. The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, f...

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