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by illarraza
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: the Entity of the Mystic Law
Replies: 17
Views: 586

Re: the Entity of the Mystic Law

From the Entity of the Mystic Law... "The Buddha who is the entity of Myoho-renge-kyo, of the “Life Span” chapter of the essential teaching, who is both inhabiting subject and inhabited realm, life and environment, body and mind, entity and function, the Buddha eternally endowed with the three bodie...
by illarraza
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What we are actually doing WITH this Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: What we are actually doing WITH this Buddhism

Could it possibly be that only us 50 and 60 + year olds give a S--t about the teachings? We need some youth to care, don't you think so Minobu? The SGI youth care about the social activity that is SGI and their Sensei but I don't see them having an abiding love for the teachings, the Lotus Sutra, th...
by illarraza
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What we are actually doing WITH this Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: What we are actually doing WITH this Buddhism

This morning i awoke with a pretty simple realization of this practice. First up i was introduced to Lotus Buddhism as a sort of magic trick to get all my desires answered. I think Toda referred to gohonzon and Butsudan as a happiness machine. here is a bit from http://pounceatron.dreamhosters.com/...
by illarraza
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 100
Views: 2672

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

At the risk of poking the bear... That part of that scripture, I have no problem with. I have a problem with the following: "Therefore, the two Buddhas, Shakyamuni and Many Treasures, are Buddhas who are functions [of Myoho-renge-kyo]. It is Myoho-renge-kyo that is the true Buddha. This is what is ...
by illarraza
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 100
Views: 2672

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

"but if you only get the view of the fake gosho and no authentic Gosho even hints at the stuff being taught in the fake gosho ...it's the work of Sansho Shima to confuse the right view..." -- Minobu

Actually, that is often the case.
by illarraza
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 100
Views: 2672

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

I don't think singling out the gakki is actually answering my questions. i ask about where Nichiren Shonin wrote that Myoho Renge Kyo is an entity and you give this as an answer after a few beg you moment posts to answer me... I have no problem with the part of the Shoho Jisso sho that teaches, "Th...
by illarraza
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: A call for back to basics
Replies: 34
Views: 1243

Re: A call for back to basics

"Every act of sincere devotion to the Buddhadharma is never lost or wasted." -- QQ Please explain this in light of Nichiren's teachings. If you mean the Daimoku, even then, Nichiren talked of errant disciples who chant the Daimoku. Certainly not devotion to Amida or Dainichi at the expense of Shakya...
by illarraza
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: A call for back to basics
Replies: 34
Views: 1243

Re: A call for back to basics

This crisis you suggest is a manufactured crisis. You don't need to reinvent the wheel. All this concern over authentic and inauthentic is kind of splitting hairs. Really now... so like ...... speechless... which is pretty much so not me.... ok composure....a call for composure minobu... you Q are ...
by illarraza
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: A call for back to basics
Replies: 34
Views: 1243

Re: A call for back to basics

Consider me a sympathetic outsider. Not to sound ungrateful , but only one who practices this form of Buddhism would totally understand the reasoning for the "Call" . What, exactly, are you seeking to accomplish? There are roughly 40 Nichiren sects. I've belonged to two . I now practice totally ind...
by illarraza
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: A call for back to basics
Replies: 34
Views: 1243

Re: A call for back to basics

when i say back to basics I am asking for a call to set this Buddhism right. It's obvious there is a miss mash of authentic and fake teachings and writings which somewhere along the line needs to be set right. We have a great crew that could really bring about more than a semblance of correct teach...
by illarraza
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The So-called Transfer Documents
Replies: 0
Views: 165

The So-called Transfer Documents

Thinking we are stupid, the Nichiren Shoshu teaches that it possesses an "original copy" of the Transfer Documents. http://markrogow.blogspot.com/2017/09/nichiren-shoshu-kents-excellent-article.html http://markrogow.blogspot.com/2017/09/forgeries-stupidity-and-lack-of-faith.html http://markrogow.blo...
by illarraza
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 100
Views: 2672

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

The ambiguous state of the corpus that is the bones and marrow of the SGI...

http://markrogow.blogspot.com/2013/07/t ... -that.html
by illarraza
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 100
Views: 2672

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

Professor Stone states that there are 194 complete, definitely authentic writings either with a known Nichiren’s holograph or the holograph of one of the first or second generation disciples [56]. Are all of these 56 trustworthy transcriptions? Some writings can not be known with absolute certainty ...
by illarraza
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 100
Views: 2672

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

That part of that scripture, I have no problem with. I have a problem with the following: "Therefore, the two Buddhas, Shakyamuni and Many Treasures, are Buddhas who are functions [of Myoho-renge-kyo]. It is Myoho-renge-kyo that is the true Buddha. This is what is described in the sutra as “the Thu...
by illarraza
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 100
Views: 2672

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

All i want is to know where this whole Myoho Renge Kyo is an entity concept sprung from. if it isn't an entity as far as Nichiren Shonin is concerned ... i don't want to go where i am being drawn into... but i need an authentic source outta Nichiren Shonin's writings to confirm it. so for the umpte...
by illarraza
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: A call for back to basics
Replies: 34
Views: 1243

Re: A call for back to basics

There's a list somewhere (maybe illarazza posted it) of Nichiren's authenticated writings. I don't know that I would go so far as to label the one's that aren't able to be authenticated as fakes. The ones that attempt to lend credibility to the Dai-Gohonzon and Nichiren as True Buddha - those I wou...
by illarraza
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 100
Views: 2672

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

Everyone has Buddha-nature. Everyone is not a-priori a Buddha. Medieval Tendai* Original Enlightenment doctrine is not Nichiren's teaching and is another reason they are an enemy of the Lotus Sutra. We receive the Five Characters from the Eternal Buddha. *Not to be confused with Tientai the Great of...
by illarraza
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 100
Views: 2672

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

Doc, Instead of posting walls of copy pasta, in your own words, define Hongaku. Let's start there. All i want is to know where this whole Myoho Renge Kyo is an entity concept sprung from. if it isn't an entity as far as Nichiren Shonin is concerned ... i don't want to go where i am being drawn into...
by illarraza
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 100
Views: 2672

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

A correct faith, according to Nichiren, depends on: Proper relationships with the Law; Gohonzon; A correct master/disciple relationship with Shakyamuni as Master and we as disciple and not the othemr way around. Were we to follow the instructions in the Shoho Jisso Sho, we are the teachers of Shakya...
by illarraza
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 100
Views: 2672

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

"Since time immemorial all people on the earth have been the Buddha Sakyamuni's beloved children. We have not realized the relationship, because we had been undutiful children. It is a unique relationship. As the moon reflects on calm water, the Buddha appears in our mind." -- Hokke Shuyo Sho