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by ananda
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Prayer request

Hey everybody. I’m withdrawing from caffein because I wanted to quit so I could be calmer and happier. Right now it feels terrible and I’m in a point in life where I feel vulnerable and everything could fall apart. Please pray for me.
by ananda
Wed May 31, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Getting started in Shingon
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Getting started in Shingon

Hi everybody, I'm intrigued by Shingon Buddhism and I would just like to know if you folks could offer me advice on how to get started. I don't live in the vicinity of one of their temples and this is an esoteric tradition so do I need to talk to a priest face to face or should I give one a call jus...
by ananda
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Josei Toda
Replies: 13
Views: 1621

Josei Toda

I created this thread because I wanted to know more about Josei Toda. From what I have gathered so far the man was a mystic who tried to bring spirituality to the masses in a way compatible with working life. Like shortening gongyo and telling them to chant to get things. I remember reading a tidbit...
by ananda
Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Request for prayer
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Request for prayer

Please pray for me to overcome hatred, sorrow, and fear and to rise above them as soon as possible. Also pray that I might soon come into contact with my inner guidance.
Thank you! :thumbsup:
by ananda
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Difference between Padme and Padma
Replies: 2
Views: 1204

Re: Difference between Padme and Padma

@Aemilius Thank you for clarifying! :smile:
by ananda
Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Difference between Padme and Padma
Replies: 2
Views: 1204

Difference between Padme and Padma

What is the difference between the meaning of Padme like in "Om Mani Padme Hum" and the meaning of Padma like in "Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum"?
by ananda
Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Translation of Pure Land Rebirth Dhāraṇī
Replies: 1
Views: 3006

Translation of Pure Land Rebirth Dhāraṇī

namo amitābhāya tathāgatāya tadyathā amṛtabhave amṛtasaṃbhave amṛtavikrānte amṛtavikrāntagāmini gagana kīrtīchare svāhā I'm looking for a word for word translation of this dharani. If anyone could help I'd appreciate it. This dharani is mentioned in Wikipedia's Amitabha Sutra article. Here's a varia...
by ananda
Thu May 09, 2013 3:59 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Soka Gakai (SGI) Criticism Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 32542

Re: Soka Gakai (SGI) Criticism Thread

I had to resurrect this thread because I'm curious about how a Soka Gakkai member would respond to this question: Is there anything in Soka Gakkai, any constitution or document that regulates a president of the organization from abusing his power ? Let's say a president wanted to make a messianic cl...
by ananda
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Chanting Experiences
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

Chanting Experiences

How has chanting helped you in your life ?
According to the Dharani chapter of the Lotus Sutra those who practice the sutra are protected by various deities. Do you feel that you've received protection from disaster or danger ? Tell me your stories.
by ananda
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan Sentences
Replies: 0
Views: 642

Tibetan Sentences

How do you say these sentences in Tibetan: Good morning ! Good night ! How are you ? I'm doing fine ! What is the time ? What is today's date ? Where is the bathroom ? What is your name ? My name is...(Name) I want to become a monk. How much does this cost ? I'm too cold I'm too hot May I have some ...
by ananda
Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren's last words
Replies: 3
Views: 1488

Nichiren's last words

What were the master's last words before he died ?
What were the words of his last sermon ?
by ananda
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:51 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests
Replies: 27
Views: 4795

Re: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests

I'm having a dig around some study material and asking friends about the cranes and other stuff. I'll let you know :) sleep well I also have another question that you can add to your research. In history so far which Highpriest has visited the most foreign countries ? And how many foreign countries...
by ananda
Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests
Replies: 27
Views: 4795

Re: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests

Nikken Shonin is married (67th High priest) and as far as I know so is Nichinyo Shonin. I I think I'm going to call it quits for the night. If you have any extra information to add in response to any of my previously asked questions then please do so whenever you can. Thank you for the responses ! .
by ananda
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests
Replies: 27
Views: 4795

Re: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests

No probs. That is during the San san kudo part of the Oeshiki celebrations : Prayers are offered to the Dai-Gohonzon. In the evening, the Oneri rite is performed. A slow procession of the priests, representing the advent of Nichiren Daishonin, suddenly comes to a halt when it arrives in front of th...
by ananda
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests
Replies: 27
Views: 4795

Re: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests

I think it's the Rissho University in Tokyo and the total time for a priest to be tonsured is 12 years. They maintain celibacy up to a certain age, not sure of the exact details about the other rules though there definitely are some. Sorry if I ask too many questions but I want to learn as much as ...
by ananda
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests
Replies: 27
Views: 4795

Re: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests

Because it's really cold then to strengthen their voices. Our priests also study at university and major in Buddhism with additional topics of their choosing. What is the name of the university most priests study at ? And what rules do priests follow like the Patimokkha rules for monks in other tra...
by ananda
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests
Replies: 27
Views: 4795

Re: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests

I don't know how many priests there are but there are at least 600 temples in total. All priests train under the direction of the high priest at the Mutsubo (containing an original Nichiren Daishonin Gohonzon) which is a small temple at Taisekiji next to the Kyakuden reception hall temple. The high...
by ananda
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests
Replies: 27
Views: 4795

Re: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests

Is who becomes the next highpriest the choice of the current highpriest or is it something arrived at by vote ? How is the next highpriest chosen ? What are the qualifications of a prospective highpriest ? The next high priest is the choice of the current High Priest, usually a senior priest as far...
by ananda
Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests
Replies: 27
Views: 4795

Re: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests

Afaik it's the crest of the Daishonin's family. I've seen this on very old Gohonzon's (hundreds of years old) at head temple but don't know exactly. Will have to find out about the other bits as I don't know off the top of my head. When you find out please let me know. Another question I have on my...
by ananda
Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests
Replies: 27
Views: 4795

Re: List of Nichiren Shoshu Highpriests

Afaik it's the crest of the Daishonin's family. I've seen this on very old Gohonzon's (hundreds of years old) at head temple but don't know exactly. Will have to find out about the other bits as I don't know off the top of my head. When you find out please let me know. Another question I have on my...

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