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by Shiva
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Hokke Shinto
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Hokke Shinto

Greetings, I am looking for any info about Hokke Shinto (Kami in Nichiren Buddhism) apart from this: https://www.academia.edu/17621396/_Hokke_Shinto_Kami_in_the_Nichiren_Tradition_in_Buddhas_and_Kami_in_Japan_Honji_Suijaku_as_a_Combinatory_Paradigm_M._Teeuwen_and_F._Rambelli_eds._London_Curzon_Routl...
by Shiva
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Hitsuzendō
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Hitsuzendō

Greetings,

Could someone please explain about Hitsuzendō?

Thanks
by Shiva
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Solidarity Sutra
Replies: 1
Views: 358

The Solidarity Sutra

by Shiva
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Nichiren Buddhism (or at least its organizations) so dysfunctional?
Replies: 77
Views: 6631

Re: Why is Nichiren Buddhism (or at least its organizations) so dysfunctional?

but I won't agree with Nichiren Buddhism schools in general as being dysfunctional (with the exception of SGI) So, you don’t agree, but you do. Or, you agree … partially? 🤷‍♂️ I just agree regarding Soka Gakkai. Also, regarding your comment on Nichiren Shu; it does not focus on the marginalized. Ma...
by Shiva
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Nichiren Buddhism (or at least its organizations) so dysfunctional?
Replies: 77
Views: 6631

Re: Why is Nichiren Buddhism (or at least its organizations) so dysfunctional?

As I posted before, I practice Nichiren Buddhism, but largely independently. After trying Nichiren Shu, Nichiren Shoshu, and SGI, I simply gave up trying to be a part of any Nichiren organization. It’s a real paradox for me that the practice works for me but the organizations (which promote the pra...
by Shiva
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Portugal
Replies: 9
Views: 1806

Re: Greetings from Portugal

Eu não sou português mas moro em Portugal :D
by Shiva
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is world domination SGI’s goal?
Replies: 14
Views: 2938

Re: Is world domination SGI’s goal?

I know this may sound quasi-paranoid/conspiracy-theory of me, but isn’t the goal of SGI and Nichiren Buddhism in general to convert the world? Granted, that’s the goal of a lot of religions. If not, what exactly is Kosen-Rufu? Anyway, my point being, if converting the world is SGI’s goal, maybe tha...
by Shiva
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is world domination SGI’s goal?
Replies: 14
Views: 2938

Re: Is world domination SGI’s goal?

In SGI "shakabuku" means talking to people about the practice and what its done for oneself, asking if they'd like to attend some meetings and if not, leaving them be and allowing your example to make the statement. Its been that way since the early 90's. I thought that “Shakubuku” meant something ...
by Shiva
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do we have to do continuous daimoku?
Replies: 25
Views: 3166

Re: Why do we have to do continuous daimoku?

bcol01 wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:56 pm Why can't we just say it once and achieve the state of Buddhahood. I'm trying to understand why the repetition.
When you recite once the Odaimoku you plant the seed of Buddhahood. Reciting it more waters the seeds...
by Shiva
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do we have to do continuous daimoku?
Replies: 25
Views: 3166

Re: Why do we have to do continuous daimoku?

Ok, en que pensamos mientras cantamos daimoku?? Concentración mente en blanco? Lograr objetivos? Paz del mundo y felicidad para todos? Y se me aburro,de tanto repetir? Bostezar y distraerse?. Yo trato de sentir cada ideograma, a veces lo hago por 40 minutos. Otra veces, solo tres veces. Díganme ust...
by Shiva
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the 'Law'?
Replies: 14
Views: 2096

Re: What is the 'Law'?

My understanding is that 'Myoho Renge Kyo' means the Law of the beautiful lotus. That 'Nam' means to devote or align. Therefore 'Nam Myoho Renge Kyo' means to align ourselves with the natural law which governs everything in the universe. Internal and external. What I'd like to have a discussion abo...
by Shiva
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Portugal
Replies: 9
Views: 1806

Re: Greetings from Portugal

Bem-vindo! :namaste:
by Shiva
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 176
Views: 12227

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

In Lotus traditions there is actually only one vehicle - Buddhayana, or Ekayana, otherwise known as Mahayana. I don't know if the terminology lines up, but the Lotus is not considered Common Mahayana. Common Mahayana probably lines up with the description Malcolm presents. There are two other forms...
by Shiva
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: An 'as-standard' introduction message
Replies: 8
Views: 1588

Re: An 'as-standard' introduction message

Welcome! :namaste:
by Shiva
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 176
Views: 12227

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

Five vehicles? That's just too many. It's like the 52-something grounds of the bodhisattva in Tiāntāi. I used to think tantra was excessive because of their ten or so extra grounds after the ground of the cloud of dharma, but boy was I surprised to find that 52 or 42 number. Generally, three, actua...
by Shiva
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: As a Nichiren Buddhist, how do you view Thanksgiving?
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

Re: As a Nichiren Buddhist, how do you view Thanksgiving?

Always a nice day to add some extra prayers during Otsutome. :) (Personally I do not celebrate Thanksgiving anyhow as it is not an actual holiday where I live)
by Shiva
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why does the Bible get more credence than the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: Why does the Bible get more credence than the Lotus Sutra?

Vasana wrote: Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:53 pm marketing
&
karmic inclinations
I think that our "surrendering" to certain marketing is also a karmic inclination. :juggling:
by Shiva
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 176
Views: 12227

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

I come from a multi-ethnic/cultural background, my mother's first language was Spanish. The influence in appreciating diversity because I am a genetic mix of ethnic/cultural is unmistakable. Same here but in a different sense. I am Mexican but I live in Portugal. I grew up mostly in a catholic coun...
by Shiva
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 176
Views: 12227

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

In this day and age, with reality as it is, it seems that all teachings to the LS are provisional AND filial in nature. Which means they are still deserving of respect and understanding as are those enlightened through them. Nichiren compared sutras and practices but did not admonish accomplishment...
by Shiva
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: Shodaigyo

Dear all, Greetings. I am just wondering if in other schools of Nichiren Buddhism you have something similar to the Shodaigyo Meditation of Nichiren Shu? In Kempon Hokke, before(?)/after(?) recitation of the Daimoku and Gongyo, some priests/practitioners silently meditate on the Gohonzon (Eternal B...

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