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by illarraza
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: human revolution 1973 - movie
Replies: 18
Views: 425

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...
by illarraza
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: human revolution 1973 - movie
Replies: 18
Views: 425

Re: human revolution 1973 - movie

Article by Guna "In 1941, Soka Kyoiku Gakkai issued their first monthly periodical, Kachi Sozo. The Japanese nation, unable to extricate herself from the prolonged Sino-Japanese conflict, was on the verge of entering another new war against the joint forces of the USA & England. It was a period of m...
by illarraza
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Introducing the practice of Daimoku to friends and relatives
Replies: 40
Views: 3130

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
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Are there precepts in Nichiren Shu?
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Are there precepts in Nichiren Shu?

According to Nichiren there is only one precept, NMRK. Following the 5 precepts is a supplementary practice, strictly speaking, and it can be encouraged. Because its really basically good advice on living an ethical life, and basically derives from the one precept. Supplementary? How so and, how do...
by illarraza
Wed May 22, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren's relationship with Shijo Kingo?
Replies: 30
Views: 692

Re: Nichiren's relationship with Shijo Kingo?

I was reading the Three Kinds of Treasure gosho yesterday and was moved by the powerful declarations Nichiren has towards Shijo Kingo such as, "If you should fall into hell for some grave offense, no matter how Shakyamuni Buddha might urge me to become a Buddha, I would refuse; I would rather go to...
by illarraza
Wed May 22, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren's relationship with Shijo Kingo?
Replies: 30
Views: 692

Re: Nichiren's relationship with Shijo Kingo?

Try writing the present day oligarchs about how support for Buddhadharma is the last, best hope of Earth, publically proclaim that we'd be better off if certain religions were banned and their leaders were beheaded, and declare that adherents to the dominant religion are barking up the wrong tree a...
by illarraza
Wed May 22, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren's relationship with Shijo Kingo?
Replies: 30
Views: 692

Re: Nichiren's relationship with Shijo Kingo?

While I wouldn't go so far as to say certain *religions* would be banned or that *buddhadharma* specifically is the last best hope, I actually have considered writing such a statement to officials here that the dignity of life and inherent worth of each person (which is the heart of the Lotus Sutra...
by illarraza
Wed May 22, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren's relationship with Shijo Kingo?
Replies: 30
Views: 692

Re: Nichiren's relationship with Shijo Kingo?

I guess part of me reads this and forgets exactly how real it was, a benefit (or misfortune maybe?) I have for not living at this time in Japan! It was a brutal time and easy to forget the actual trials and tribulations. Try writing the present day oligarchs about how support for Buddhadharma is th...
by illarraza
Wed May 22, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Any Rissho Kosei-Kai members?
Replies: 22
Views: 1560

Re: Any Rissho Kosei-Kai members?

The Middle Way as it is commonly taught in all Buddhism ([中道] ( madhyamā-pratipad;  chūdō) is the path between nihilism and self-indulgence. The Buddha rejected asceticism. He also rejected greed. The Middle Way in traditional Mahayana is that reality can neither be adequately defined by existence...
by illarraza
Mon May 06, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The lineage of Nichiju
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: The lineage of Nichiju

Minobu wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:01 pm
illarraza wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:44 am
, Minobu which put together the Letter to Lord Hakii (Hakii done gosho)
Mark
I'm taking the 5th on this one :tongue:
Hehe. I'm so thick I finally got it.

Mark
by illarraza
Mon May 06, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Something I'm missing....
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Something I'm missing....

For the past few years, I've been feeling like something is missing in my life and since I no longer identify as a Christian (walked away years ago) I've sought after a reference point, something to lean on and to provide me with tools to live in a better way. No matter what other religion or philo...
by illarraza
Mon May 06, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What's the best way to relate to the ageing process?
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: What's the best way to relate to the ageing process?

bcol01 wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 4:29 am
It's so sad that beauty fades and we get older. How do you all view getting older and losing your looks, etc?
I never was good looking so I will have nothing to lose, I reckon. My wife still lies to me that I am handsome or perhaps it's my shiny disposition.

Mark
by illarraza
Mon May 06, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 3500

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

Nichiren refutes Dr. Mikio Matsuoka, head of the Soka Gakkai Study Department Shakyamuni Buddha of the Original Doctrine, the Three Bodied Tathagata, is NOT merely an impersonal truth principle, according to Nichiren Daishonin and the Lotus Sutra. He is an actual individual who is parent, teacher, ...
by illarraza
Mon May 06, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Confused after Recent Dissapointments
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Confused after Recent Dissapointments

"fighting, struggling, seizing," Lotus Sutra Chapter 3, referring to the burning house. https://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/lsoc/search?languageNavi=English&bookTypeNavi=LSOC&resultFlgNavi=1&searchFrom=search&searchInputNavi=faith&searchSubmit=Navi&findtext=&languageNavSp=English&bookTypeNavSp=LSOC&r...
by illarraza
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The lineage of Nichiju
Replies: 2
Views: 186

The lineage of Nichiju

Question: Nichiren said that other forms of Buddhism had lost their power to help/save/enlighten the people. What did he base this on? Answer: He based this on three things: Scriptures such as the Daijuku Sutra (Sutra of the Great Assembly), Shugo Sutra (Sutra of Protection), Maya Sutra, Lotus Sutra...
by illarraza
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Confused after Recent Dissapointments
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Confused after Recent Dissapointments

The World of Buddhahood or the World of Anger?

Faithful Daimoku or SGI fighting Daimoku?
by illarraza
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is "love"?
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: What is "love"?

A lot of definitions out there. Mine is, Do you put the other person's needs ahead of your own? Would you jump on a grenade for them? Less than that is some degree of fondness, or in unhealthy situations, clinging attachment. Nichiren would agree: "Out of its love for its child, the pheasant plunge...
by illarraza
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How important is forgiveness?
Replies: 34
Views: 990

Re: How important is forgiveness?

I recently had a big miscommunication with a close friend, leading to an argument. Honestly, we were both intoxicated and said hurtful things. Nevertheless, I reached out to said friend and apologized for my part in things but I can't help feeling bruised still. Anyway, how important is forgiveness...
by illarraza
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 3500

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

http://www.maisonlitterairedevictorhugo.net/GBcreation.htm https://www.fujibi.or.jp/en/index.html Its not as salacious as Minobu makes it out. The motivation behind the Victor Hugo House and Fuji Art Museum should be understood. You have to keep in mind that many of the members of Soka Gakkai are p...
by illarraza
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 3500

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

It doesn’t matter at all. For SGI members who understood the purpose of the practice and have the correct understanding of the mentor and disciple relationship, will continue to advance in their practice and helping others to do so. To have a correct understanding of the mentor and disciple relatio...

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