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by tkp67
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3079
Views: 332250

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by tkp67
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 167
Views: 15446

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

Who else would be capable of walking a person through the last tethers of their own ignorance to know the complete and perfect enlightenment of Shakyamuni other than Shakyamuni himself?
by tkp67
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 167
Views: 15446

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

I think this is what makes the Daimoku so incredible. If used to fulfill desire it infuses the transcendental power of the buddha to right the mind. This because the desire to know buddha is not ignorant and even if used in an attempt to fulfill desires born of ignorance the experience will include ...
by tkp67
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 167
Views: 15446

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

I believe that is one of the implications. Earthly desires are causes the effect of which is enlightenment. Yes but i look at it from the angle if the person seeks Dharma then the theatre of his life drags him to the door . I think the deeper meaning here is that regardless of the earthy desire or ...
by tkp67
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 167
Views: 15446

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

I believe that is one of the implications. Earthly desires are causes the effect of which is enlightenment. It also serves to show the absolute equanimity of the buddhas. It also serves to illustrate function. One of which reveals ignorance is an important facet for liberation.
by tkp67
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 167
Views: 15446

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

In the Vimalakirti Sutra we read: “Vimalakirti once more questioned Manjushri, saying, ‘What are the seeds of Buddhahood?’ Manjushri replied, ‘All the delusions and defilements are the seeds of Buddhahood. Even though a person commits the five cardinal sins and is condemned to the hell of incessant...
by tkp67
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3079
Views: 332250

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by tkp67
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 167
Views: 15446

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

So glad to hear you found value in it. Hence On “Great Concentration and Insight” says, “Because all the various Buddhas have come to see that their own minds are no different from the Buddha mind, they have therefore been able to attain Buddhahood.” This is what is known as observation of the mind....
by tkp67
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 10005

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

So like on the way to Buddhahood after you get the emptiness thing down pat... what about one's Karma.. I thought no buddha , only the Catholic Church can eradicate karma...ok the catholic church is sarcasm , they went from money and burlap bags to hail mary's ...but Getting rid of Karma is no easy...
by tkp67
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3079
Views: 332250

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by tkp67
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What deed causes karma to have mental illness?
Replies: 24
Views: 489

Re: What deed causes karma to have mental illness?

Can I request a split topic here? I would love to build out on Perma's commentary but I don't want to do it in this thread. All complimentary (in my mind) as I have inherited this from several sources and wouldn't mind sharing insight and resolve on such. Either way I hope the OP finds someone capa...
by tkp67
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What deed causes karma to have mental illness?
Replies: 24
Views: 489

Re: What deed causes karma to have mental illness?

Can I request a split topic here? I would love to build out on Perma's commentary but I don't want to do it in this thread. All complimentary (in my mind) as I have inherited this from several sources and wouldn't mind sharing insight and resolve on such. Either way I hope the OP finds someone capab...
by tkp67
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Ichinen Sanzen/Mahavairocana /Gohonzon/?Rigpa?
Replies: 171
Views: 3810

Re: Ichinen Sanzen/Mahavairocana /Gohonzon/?Rigpa?

For those folks who are Nichiren Buddhists, I would caution against reading too much into this discussion of Nichiren and Esotericism. The teachers of your schools will have something to say about these ideas, and may not necessarily be favorable. I would urge you to seek your teachers' opinions on...
by tkp67
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 167
Views: 15446

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

One should consider the fact that, if the Buddha had not attained enlightenment in the distant past, there could not have been so many disciples who were converted and instructed by him. The moon is not selfish with its reflection, but if there is no water, then its reflection will not be seen. The...
by tkp67
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 10005

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

Of course Zen - like Japanese mikkyo (Shingon, Tendai, Shugen) - lacks the same understanding of channels and chakras that developed in later vajrayana. To put it succinctly, the reason we have four empowerments in HYT is that we have what are called the four mandalas: the nāḍīs, nāḍī syllables, bi...
by tkp67
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Ichinen Sanzen/Mahavairocana /Gohonzon/?Rigpa?
Replies: 171
Views: 3810

Re: Ichinen Sanzen/Mahavairocana /Gohonzon/?Rigpa?

Could it be that the ultimate recognition of function is not a vocal transmission?
by tkp67
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Genuine advice sought.
Replies: 47
Views: 979

Re: Genuine advice sought.

Four Reliances The four reliances (Skt. catuḥpratisaraṇa; Tib. རྟོན་པ་བཞི་, tönpa shyi, Wyl. rton pa bzhi) — Rely on the message of the teacher, not on his personality (gang zag la mi rton/ chos la rton); Rely on the meaning, not just on the words (tshig la mi rton/ don la rton); Rely on the real m...
by tkp67
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Genuine advice sought.
Replies: 47
Views: 979

Re: Genuine advice sought.

The most compassionate person I have ever met ( and I am NOT comparing myself to him in any respect at all) would have thrown you out of the window of a skyscraper if he knew you would become realised before you hit the ground. Ruthless compassion. Uncompromising compassion. Fair enough and I tend ...
by tkp67
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Genuine advice sought.
Replies: 47
Views: 979

Re: Genuine advice sought.

Experience is one thing, what is learned from it in retrospect another. One thing I have noticed is that navigating these things with compassion allows for expression and the ability to recognize subtle signs of self throughout the process. Very hard to gracefully elucidate these things and almost i...
by tkp67
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3079
Views: 332250

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