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by bfm1989
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Lotus Buddhism, addiction & the 12 Steps
Replies: 17
Views: 2015

Re: Lotus Buddhism, addiction & the 12 Steps

I am in AA myself and I have found that the practice of Nichiren Buddhism fits squarely into my 12 step based recovery. The basis of 12 step recovery is that the addict/alcoholic is spiritually sick and needs to become spiritually fit through prayer/meditation. Chanting daimoku and gongyo to the Goh...
by bfm1989
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Links and references
Replies: 13
Views: 9069

Re: Links and references

I know it is run by an SGI member but the American Gongyo website is really helpful in learning pronunciation and recitation of both Gongyo and Daimoku. Granted the site now is a bit dated (looks like it was last updated several years ago) it is still intact and I don’t see why it wouldn’t be inform...
by bfm1989
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?
Replies: 46
Views: 3496

Re: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?

Hello, I'm looking for the right buddhist tradition for me and I can't decide, so pleas help me by answering to my question. Thank you for everything! After a long journey exploring many paths I’ve settled on practicing Nichiren Buddhism, independently and on my own. I practiced in the Nyingma Vajr...
by bfm1989
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Omamori Gohonzon
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Omamori Gohonzon

I can't speak to anything other than the omamori I have which I received back in the 90s. It is in a plastic case, with a plastic transparent sheet over the gohonzon itself. I wore it around my neck for months at a time, backpacking, trekking, etc. in a custom made leather case and have never had a...
by bfm1989
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Omamori Gohonzon
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Omamori Gohonzon

Thank you guys for your replies. I appreciate the feedback. I missed having any Gohonzon to chant to as it’s been some time since I broke up with my ex. I’m glad he has a Gohonzon to chant to and practice with. I’m confident I’ll eventually get another normal/regular sized Gohonzon soon and all the ...
by bfm1989
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Omamori Gohonzon
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Omamori Gohonzon

I am currently an independent practitioner and I have recently acquired an Omamori Gohonzon privately from another practitioner. It is on it's way in the mail and I wanted to ask a few questions about it. First some background about me: I left SGI back in 2011 and have been practicing on my own ever...

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