The acceptability of "Nam"

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Re: The acceptability of "Nam"

Postby Myoho-Nameless » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:38 am

It doesn't get more Mexican than that I suppose. though in my neck of the woods, they tend to be evangelical types.

Also, we get a few "Reasons Greetings" billboards and other attempts to have Richard Dawkins give out little golden sticker stars to the good children around the holidays.
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Re: The acceptability of "Nam"

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Re: The acceptability of "Nam"

Postby Grigoris » Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:11 pm

I draw people's attention to the Terms of Service clause that reads:

"This is not a "comparative religion site..."

As such, can we please return to discussing the subject of the thread?

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Re: The acceptability of "Nam"

Postby nichirenista » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:11 am

Some friends of mine suggested that maybe I was a Buddhist in a past life, because I taught myself the Hoben and Juryo chapters. I responded that the Japanese language is simply very similar to the Spanish language, and because I speak Spanish it was easy for me to learn the chapters.

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Re: The acceptability of "Nam"

Postby nichirenista » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:18 pm

I think I've mentioned before that it was a childhood trip to Japan that served as my introduction to the Buddha, the figure of the Buddha, that is. No one explained the religion to me, of course. Anyway, I have that to draw on, even though my upbringing was in Mexican culture.

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Re: The acceptability of "Nam"

Postby JazzIsTvRicky » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:48 am

I judge the Chanting of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo by how I feel after I offer my Daimoku and Prayers to The Gohonzon of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.

Every time I do I feel as though I have taken a shower and refreshed my life thoroughly.

The real question is the acceptability of 'The Gohonzon of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo'?

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A فوتاري أوف ذي غوهونزون أوف نام ميوهو رينج كيو

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Re: The acceptability of "Nam"

Postby kilowatt » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:51 pm

Lately, I've been adding "mu" while chanting to see if it makes a difference from what I was taught in the SGI tradition. Personally, I like it more because it sounds more complete. In Chinese, the "mu" word gets said anyway without silence.

Of course, my bias is that I'm Chinese, but hey, I may as well use Cantonese (the language / dialect has origins from the Tang dynasty) for reciting daimoku while I'm at it.

Ultimately, we'll never know what's right because Nichiren isn't here to tell us. I think the spirit of it matters more though.

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