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by tkp67
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Misunderstanding the Poison Drum
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: Misunderstanding the Poison Drum

If this runs contrary to the TOS, please feel free to delete it. My purposes in establishing this thread are largely in the interest of gathering proofs of orthodoxy in Nichiren Buddhism(s), not to proliferate heterodoxy. I would like to continue this dialogue, concerning misinterpretation of the d...
by tkp67
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood in a lifetime ---how?
Replies: 26
Views: 463

Re: Buddhahood in a lifetime ---how?

As I understand the Lotus Sutra through the Nichiren tradition I would answer yes to both from that perspective. Personally I think mankind is becoming both more capable but also are is in greater need to practice and evoke Buddhahood in their lives. The differences between life today and life 2000 ...
by tkp67
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 71
Views: 1981

Re: Secular Buddhism

Looking into these Taiwan based groups - they promote a "Buddhist Humanism". Interesting. Also doesn't anyone here aspire to be a bodhisattva? I try in my small way to be compassionate in my daily life with the people I meet on the bus, my neighbors, my parent etc. gassho Rory There are many ways t...
by tkp67
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nature versus appearance
Replies: 25
Views: 253

Re: Nature versus appearance

I have been thinking about this since you have been asking this question in essence for some time. Wayfarer had shared something in another thread that was quite subtle but very powerful in my opinion. I spoke to this difference as being understood (and I am paraphrasing) the state of being (nature/...
by tkp67
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 55
Views: 2260

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

Our teacher, the Thus Come One Shakyamuni, in the course of his lifetime of teaching, expounded eighty thousand sacred doctrines. He was the first Buddha to appear in this saha world of ours, which previously had not known any Buddha, and he opened the eyes of all living beings. All the other Buddh...
by tkp67
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 1322

Re: sems and rigpa

"Sems" will self-liberate. Buddhas don't have "sems". /magnus That so? Do you have any sources for this? So, we have 3 possibilities on the table: 1. Sems can exist either in a pure or an impure state. For a buddha, sems is pure. For everyone else, it's impure. This implies that also a buddha has s...
by tkp67
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Incense
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Incense

I really like to use incense to cleanse my environment but do not have much knowledge of traditional use. I gravitate towards those of Japanese and Tibetan make. I noticed some people have places to burn incense and save the ash more ritualistically if not part of their altar. Is there a deeper hist...
by tkp67
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 55
Views: 2260

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

The two Buddhas, Shakyamuni and Taho, are merely functions of the true Buddha, while Myoho-renge-kyo actually is the true Buddha. The sutra explains this as "the Tathagata's secret and his mystic power."4 The "secret" refers to the entity of the Buddha's three properties and the "mystic power" to t...
by tkp67
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Exercise and weight loss - waste of time?
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Exercise and weight loss - waste of time?

Our health influences our mind so diet and exercise for the benefit of health is very important. Diet and exercise have become markets because of human vanity and indulgence. Working out for washboard abs or working out for long sustained life fulfill different desires and might yield different resu...
by tkp67
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2755
Views: 258434

Re: Music time

by tkp67
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?
Replies: 157
Views: 3072

Re: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?

Apologize for my words leading to more proliferation. Oh well there is always room in hell for all of us. :lol: When is discussion of Madhyamaka in a subconversation in a thread about tathāgatagarbha anything but neverending prapañca? Now I can join you in hell. :rolleye: :spy: :sage: Actually the ...
by tkp67
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Better in person?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Better in person?

I think that the dimensional differences from size to dimension (screen view 1 1 dimension) really mute sensual value they are meant to impose. The mental value still stands but sense consciousness will have to be "programmed" still from that mental value, as I "grok" it viewing it is meant to stimu...
by tkp67
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Vegans and ethics
Replies: 188
Views: 3630

Re: Buddhist Vegans and ethics

All animals as people are experiences of compounded beings struggling through life, hoping to find a solution to come out. For those who cannot eat soya ( or gluten) is it not easy to avoid meat, while no any animal should suffer of pain or fear. ps Simon, you have taught patience to me. He has bee...
by tkp67
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Vegans and ethics
Replies: 188
Views: 3630

Re: Buddhist Vegans and ethics

It became more and more clear to me that if you and Lastlegend and muni were Buddhists then I wasn’t. I therefore feel that the only honourable course of action is to yield the floor, rather than heckling from the peanut gallery. I hope that the forum continues to flourish, but as for me I have no ...
by tkp67
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2755
Views: 258434

Re: Music time

by tkp67
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Vegans and ethics
Replies: 188
Views: 3630

Re: Buddhist Vegans and ethics

Do you think the teachers you are quoting would push a worm out of the way of oncoming traffic before a human child? People argue this from perspectives that deny the reality of adaptive relativity. Yes, this is true. It may not be politically correct and at odds with some views that all are equal ...
by tkp67
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Vegans and ethics
Replies: 188
Views: 3630

Re: Buddhist Vegans and ethics

Seeker - you realize that paid propaganda obfuscates the opinion on the science you are sharing. It has been going on for decades. For example long ago we knew that more food could be taken from a intact rainforest just in iguana meat than meat from cattle of the land where razed. Follow the money. ...
by tkp67
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Vegans and ethics
Replies: 188
Views: 3630

Re: Buddhist Vegans and ethics

Do you think the teachers you are quoting would push a worm out of the way of oncoming traffic before a human child? People argue this from perspectives that deny the reality of adaptive relativity. We can become more sensitive to sentient life and our impact on it while we figure out the true meani...
by tkp67
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?
Replies: 157
Views: 3072

Re: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?

Queequeg wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:02 pm
Sorry. Wasnt addressed to you, but a certain fellow who knows more than everyone else.
Fair enough sorry for the projection
by tkp67
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?
Replies: 157
Views: 3072

Re: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?

Queequeg wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:39 pm
Lol enjoy talking to yourself.
The statement wasn't offensive, laud is in reference to the LS being treated dogmatically which does not suit it thus the disconnect that can't be discriminated. Bias in this regard serves the interests of dharma wheel in what fashion?

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