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by illarraza
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 47
Views: 1754

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

Nichiren on Fire and Water "Among the people who believe in the Lotus Sutra today, some people's faith is like fire and other's faith is like water. Some people are aroused like burning fire during a sermon, but once they go away they forget all that they heard. When I say 'like water,' I mean a per...
by illarraza
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Letter to Sensei
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Letter to Sensei

Hello Richard. Thanks for sharing your letter. Have you returned to Soka Gakkai from Nichiren Shoshu or returned as an Independent who only chants Nam Myoho renge kyo sans Gongyo?

Mark
by illarraza
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 47
Views: 1754

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

Evidence the Ongi Kuden is a Forgery: In the Ongi Kuden we read: “This Myoho-renge-kyo (Lotus Sutra) is not Shakyamuni’s Mystic Law, because at the time this chapter was preached, he had already entrusted it to Bodhisattva Jogyo.” (Gosho, p. 1783) In the Kanjin Honzon Sho (The True Object of Worship...
by illarraza
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Restarting the Practice - Suggestions Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Restarting the Practice - Suggestions Needed

Hello, After a break of few months I have now restarted the chanting. I am looking for any suggestions/tips that would help me in continuing the practice and achieving my goals. Thanks What can i say? If you met with the practice on this planet in the last almost 800 years, you more than likely bee...
by illarraza
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 26
Views: 1120

Re: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims

According to Nichiren, depending on the TIME, even the non-Buddhist teachings have lead to Enlightenment. Nichiren teaches, however, that the non-Buddhist teachings that led to Enlightenment only did so because the practitioners had practiced the Lotus Sutra in many previous lifetimes. Nichiren teac...
by illarraza
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is there anything wrong with smoking marijuana, as a Nichiren Buddhist?
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: Is there anything wrong with smoking marijuana, as a Nichiren Buddhist?

Pomona wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:21 am
I don't know about lack of faith. Who's to say? But for regular marijuana users, I believe the use of marijuana may trigger, feed and sustain attachments formed in the mind. That's how I view it.
Interesting.

Mark
by illarraza
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Haven't posted here in a while...
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Haven't posted here in a while...

I have several articles on the HBS. Contact me if you are interested in reading them. One is an essay by a Kempon Hokke priest. Please understand that I am not a fan of any Nichiren sect or organization since they all deviate more or less from the Lotus Sutra and writings of Nichiren.

Mark
by illarraza
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do I have to be nice all the time?
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: Do I have to be nice all the time?

From: Kathy Sain To: SokaGakkaiUnofficial@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 1:47:46 AM Subject: [SGI] “Humanitarian Competition” Dear Mark, How I regret it when I read anything you have written. You are so close to Shakyamuni Buddha. Possibly you could ask him personally if he really...
by illarraza
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 47
Views: 1754

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

The Opening of the Eyes with commentary serialized http://markrogow.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-opening-of-eyes-translation-by.html http://markrogow.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-opening-of-eyes-confucianism.html http://markrogow.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-opening-of-eyes-3000-in-one-thought.html http://markr...
by illarraza
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Any independent Nichiren Buddhists here?
Replies: 25
Views: 818

Re: Any independent Nichiren Buddhists here?

There are many dozens who practice as independents. Here are a few examples: https://markrogow.blogspot.com/ https://sites.google.com/view/nichirensecular/home http://www.animalliberationfront.com/Practical/Shop--ToDo/Religion/IndependentBuddhism.htm https://www.academia.edu/13362149/Nichhiren_Daish...
by illarraza
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is there anything wrong with smoking marijuana, as a Nichiren Buddhist?
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: Is there anything wrong with smoking marijuana, as a Nichiren Buddhist?

I have incorporated medical marijuana licensing into my medical practice. As long as one ingests marijuana for a medical or psychiatric condition and not merely to get high, medical marijuana is no different than any traditional Western or Eastern therapy. In my opinion. taking marijuana to get high...
by illarraza
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 26
Views: 1120

Re: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims

Hi QQ. We have been conversing off and on since around 1995. Why don't you try practicing as Nichiren, performing a predominantly forceful (shakubuku) practice. Then your tome on the life and land of Nichiren will be complete: You will be so assailed by the Three Obstacles and Four Devils (as was Ni...
by illarraza
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 26
Views: 1120

Re: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims

MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019 Soka Gakkai and George Orwell's Animal Farm The SGI teachings on interfaith, mentorism, "beauty, goodness, and gain", and the SGI's authoritarian, autocratic, pyramidal structured organization, deprecates and debases the Lotus Sutra and the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin. T...
by illarraza
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 26
Views: 1120

Re: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims

Nichiren's teachings on interfaith So happy are we who follow Nichiren Daishonin and the Lotus Sutra and not Daisaku Ikeda. “On the other hand, when I proclaim that the practitioners of the Nembutsu will fall into the hell of incessant suffering or declare that the Zen and True Word schools are like...
by illarraza
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 26
Views: 1120

Re: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims

What would Nichiren think of the SGI/Nichiren Shu/Zen interfaith meetings? Nichiren on the SGI/Nichiren Shu Zen interfaith meetings Soka Gakkai-Zen interfaith meeting, 14th Nov 2008 "We had an initial meeting last Thursday with a couple of local representatives of Soka Gakkai International, the Nich...
by illarraza
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Introducing the practice of Daimoku to friends and relatives
Replies: 42
Views: 3855

Re: Introducing the practice of Daimoku to friends and relatives

The degradation of Lord Sakyamuni and the subsequent teachings that make like he was some transient Buddha...Gakki and ShoShu words...is not really going to bring a newcomer to the table with reality . I will attest that this is a huge hurdle to overcome, and one that some simply will not overcome....
by illarraza
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: human revolution 1973 - movie
Replies: 22
Views: 1026

Re: human revolution 1973 - movie

Since when is it a bad thing to change your mind? Being able to change your mind is the mark of inner development. Only an idiot continues down a path out of pride that they know is detrimental . I think that's the whole point of everything good in the world - to transform for the better. Does it g...
by illarraza
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: human revolution 1973 - movie
Replies: 22
Views: 1026

Re: human revolution 1973 - movie

Comment: Only after Hiroshima and Nagasaki did Toda become a pacifist. Since when is it a bad thing to change your mind? Being able to change your mind is the mark of inner development. Only an idiot continues down a path out of pride that they know is detrimental . I think that's the whole point o...

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