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by Spiritual_living
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Opinions on this BBC documentary?
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: Opinions on this BBC documentary?

Sorry. That was a mind dump and I can't be bothered to go back and edit. No need to apologize. Probably the strangest thing about this documentary is when the woman is asked her if she felt Ikeda was a spiritual man. She responds, “He seemed to be the least spiritual person I have ever met.” How ex...
by Spiritual_living
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Opinions on this BBC documentary?
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Opinions on this BBC documentary?

Has some interesting parts, but it seems rather one-sided and negative to me:
by Spiritual_living
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: On honorifics: "o" "go" "dai" "sama"
Replies: 20
Views: 438

Re: Why doesn’t Ikeda inscribe his own gohonzon?

I’m an SGI member. Sounds to me like you use the honorary prefixes because your teacher does. Nothing wrong with that. The argument I’m making is that as Americans who only recently learned these terms, it doesn’t have the same meaning for us. If, on the other hand, you referred to the gohonzon as “...
by Spiritual_living
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: On honorifics: "o" "go" "dai" "sama"
Replies: 20
Views: 438

Re: Why doesn’t Ikeda inscribe his own gohonzon?

I just feel like American-born English speakers who used these terms (tacking on “sama” at the end, etc.) may be trying too hard to prove how seriously they take their practice — and that’s not what such terms are about. That’s not their purpose. On the other hand, it’s possible that they are simply...
by Spiritual_living
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: On honorifics: "o" "go" "dai" "sama"
Replies: 20
Views: 438

Re: Why doesn’t Ikeda inscribe his own gohonzon?

Its kind of endearing when you hear an old Japanese lady say it. It's a casual and intimate way to speak. The "Go" at the front is an honorific prefix so the honorific sense of "sama" is redundant. The "O" in front of Daimoku is also an honorfic prefix. The honor or importance is already implied in...
by Spiritual_living
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: On honorifics: "o" "go" "dai" "sama"
Replies: 20
Views: 438

Re: Why doesn’t Ikeda inscribe his own gohonzon?

What is gohonzon-sama? Its "gohonzon" with the honorific "sama" added to it. This designation is usually for people, but sometimes Japanese append it to non-people, and even inanimate objects to convey at least two meanings - one, in the case where its appended to an inanimate object, it implies th...
by Spiritual_living
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: On honorifics: "o" "go" "dai" "sama"
Replies: 20
Views: 438

On honorifics: "o" "go" "dai" "sama"

Split from Why doesn’t Ikeda inscribe his own gohonzon? Honestly, I wish he would, or that SG would come up with their own gohonzon. I don't mean it out of any animosity toward SG or its practitioners, but I think it's an important that the "divorce" be finalized. Given the importance of the gohonz...
by Spiritual_living
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Why doesn’t Ikeda inscribe his own gohonzon?
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Why doesn’t Ikeda inscribe his own gohonzon?

Honestly, I wish he would, or that SG would come up with their own gohonzon. I don't mean it out of any animosity toward SG or its practitioners, but I think it's an important that the "divorce" be finalized. Given the importance of the gohonzon, this is an important step. I nearly turned away from...
by Spiritual_living
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Why doesn’t Ikeda inscribe his own gohonzon?
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Why doesn’t Ikeda inscribe his own gohonzon?

I don’t understand the politics of it. I may be mistaken but I think I saw a picture somewhere of a gohonzon Ikeda inscribed, a golden one apparently he keeps only in his office. This made me wonder: why doesn’t SGI use a gohonzon inscribed by Ikeda?
by Spiritual_living
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Is Nichiren Shu the most traditional of all the Nichiren sects?
Replies: 21
Views: 1061

Is Nichiren Shu the most traditional of all the Nichiren sects?

I ask this because Nichiren Shu doesn’t seem to contain the teaching that Nichiren is the True Buddha of our age. I also wonder if the fact that they have so many artifacts from Nichiren may stem from perhaps them being the most traditional.
by Spiritual_living
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we deal with working amongst unprofessional co workers?
Replies: 13
Views: 628

Re: How do we deal with working amongst unprofessional co workers?

It depends on how much you can put up with. Sometimes in the option is getting another job.
by Spiritual_living
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can Nichiren Buddhists chant "Om mani padme hum" to the Gohonzon?
Replies: 31
Views: 1273

Re: Can Nichiren Buddhists chant "Om mani padme hum" to the Gohonzon?

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Spiritual_living wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Isn’t Avalokiteśvara also Kannon, and isn’t “om mani padme hum” a prayer to Kannon/Avalokiteśvara?
You should read the thread.
I have.
by Spiritual_living
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Juzu: where can I find this style?
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Juzu: where can I find this style?

Does anyone know where I can buy Juzu like this? This is the most beautiful Juzu I have ever seen. Does anyone know the name of the style? All I have is this picture to go on and I am hitting a dead end on where to find this…. Thank you.
by Spiritual_living
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can Nichiren Buddhists chant "Om mani padme hum" to the Gohonzon?
Replies: 31
Views: 1273

Re: Can Nichiren Buddhists chant "Om mani padme hum" to the Gohonzon?

Isn’t Avalokiteśvara also Kannon, and isn’t “om mani padme hum” a prayer to Kannon/Avalokiteśvara?

by Spiritual_living
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Biography of Hosoi Nittatsu
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: Biography of Hosoi Nittatsu

Still, he lied about the authenticity of the DaiGohonzon, he promoted the false Nichiren Hombutsuron (Nichiren as True Original Buddha) doctrine, and he asserted the "Bequethal to one sole individual". No one's calligraphy was more beautiful than Kobo Daishi's and you know what Nichiren thought of ...
by Spiritual_living
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Biography of Hosoi Nittatsu
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: Biography of Hosoi Nittatsu

He was a sincere teacher and genuine scholar, well respected not just within Nichiren Shoshu, but in the greater Nichiren community. He was the real deal. Spent many years traveling and compiling gosho. You reproduced his Gohonzon. Look at that hand - clear and readable. The thing about calligraphy...
by Spiritual_living
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Biography of Hosoi Nittatsu
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Biography of Hosoi Nittatsu

His Wikipedia article is rather bare: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nittatsu_Hosoi

Anyone have a good biographical website about him? I have read that he is “much beloved.” I was wondering what it was about him that people loved so much…. Thanks. 🙏

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