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by justsomeguy
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Surprises in Buddhism?
Replies: 71
Views: 2706

Re: Surprises in Buddhism?

1. The main thing that has surprised me about Buddhism, and in particular Nichiren Buddhism, is all the fighting. I had a pre-conceived idea about Buddhism being a very quiet, peaceful and contemplative religion. I was therefore not prepared for all the fighting I saw between Soka Gakkai and Nichir...
by justsomeguy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Why are SGI meetings necessary?
Replies: 20
Views: 1425

Re: Why are SGI meetings necessary?

dharmapdx wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:45 am
Between the Hawaiian girl giving me dirty looks when she saw that I had Gongyo memorized...
Was this her having some personal issue with you having memorized gongyo, or is this a "thing" in some circles to look down on those that do? Just curious!
by justsomeguy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you too!
by justsomeguy
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?
Replies: 53
Views: 2303

Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

A lot of people are intimidated to join, because they fear reprisal from a perceived "DharmaWheel elite" who will cruelly reprise them if they post something unfavorable. It is an issue with all fora. This is it for me. It's not so much that I fear reprisal, but I do come here to learn and gain per...
by justsomeguy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakabuku Woes
Replies: 104
Views: 4338

Re: Shakabuku Woes

Thanks to you both. Yeah, both positions seem pretty reasonable. I can understand wanting to get away from the SGI/Shoshu history. I can attest that, as a new practitioner, it's next to impossible to find any good reading material without the bickering from both sides being injected somehow.
by justsomeguy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakabuku Woes
Replies: 104
Views: 4338

Re: Shakabuku Woes

Alternatives include Nichiren Shu. The shortcoming with Nichiren-shu is their relative limit - there are not many Nichiren Shu communities in the West. They are an example of a community that I think has let their "practice for others" muscles atrophy. That said, I think many communities are making...

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