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by illarraza
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The So-called Transfer Documents
Replies: 0
Views: 31

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: 78
Views: 802

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: 78
Views: 802

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: 78
Views: 802

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: 78
Views: 802

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: 13
Views: 208

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: 78
Views: 802

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: 78
Views: 802

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: 78
Views: 802

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: 78
Views: 802

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
by illarraza
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 78
Views: 802

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

By the way, though not a scholar, I am a practioner of Nichiren's authentic teachings who agrees 100 % with Mr. Lamont's view. I chant daily and have nearly every English scholar and scholar priest writing on the subject' Tientai and especially Nichiren. If someone emails me, I will send them dozens...
by illarraza
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 78
Views: 802

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

According to the Nichiren scholar and practitioner, HONGAKU IS NOT A NICHIREN DOCTRINE: FORGERY: HONGAKU NOT NICHIREN'S DOCTRINE by Graham Lamont (Here Lamont refutes Rev. Yasahara's view of Hongaku) It is has been stated that opposition to hongaku is wrong and that the “Matter of the Ten Thusnesses...
by illarraza
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren's problematic works
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Nichiren's problematic works

FORGERY: HONGAKU NOT NICHIREN'S DOCTRINE by Graham Lamont It is has been stated that opposition to hongaku is wrong and that the “Matter of the Ten Thusnesses” (Junyoze no koto) is a genuine work simply because it is recorded in the “Rokunai gosho” collection. 1) The “Rokunai” catalogue is not any g...
by illarraza
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 78
Views: 802

Re: The acceptable bounds of behavior - Split from discussion of Shoho Jisso Sho

Marc Strumpf wrote: "There are original Gosho written to Sairenbo. This Gosho is not one of them. The Sho Ho Jisso Sho is thought to have been written by three separate people. This is a conclusion consistent among serious Nichiren Buddhist scholars. The first part was likely a fragment of a real Go...
by illarraza
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren's problematic works
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Nichiren's problematic works

On authentic and dubious writings attributed to Nichiren by Graham Lamont "1) Those Gosho still extant in Nichiren Shonin's (goshinseki) handwriting are clearly authentic. 2) Those goshinseki destroyed in the Minobu fire of 1876' No one questions most of these works, e.g. the Kaimoku sho. however, o...
by illarraza
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: Happy New Year!

Ayu wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:56 pm
Happy New Year, everybody :heart:

I'm planning to work harder in a more relaxed way. I'm curious to see, if that's possible.
Happy belated New Year!
by illarraza
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren's problematic works
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Nichiren's problematic works

http://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/nfile/2684 Stephen Paine wrote: Stephen Paine created the doc: ST. NICHIRENS AUTHENTIC GOSHOS: St. Nichiren Shonin THE ROKU NAI LIST. ST. NICHIRENS AUTHENTIC GOSHOS St. Nichiren Shonin Note* The follow list of gosho do have forgeries mixed within them and we will identify ...
by illarraza
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Misfortune (Please Advise)
Replies: 19
Views: 608

Re: Misfortune (Please Advise)

Came upon these passages tonight... "But the sutra says, “How much more will this be so after his passing?” By this we know that, in a future age after the passing of the Buddha, there are bound to be persecutions and difficulties even greater and more fearful than those that occurred during his lif...
by illarraza
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why does Nichiren Buddhism seek converts?
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Why does Nichiren Buddhism seek converts?

Writing this post really made me realize that there is some irony here: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?p=424626#p424626 On one hand, in Nichiren Buddhism (and in SGI in particular) there seems to be this desire to convert others, and the belief that the world would be a better place if every...
by illarraza
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Misfortune (Please Advise)
Replies: 19
Views: 608

Re: Misfortune (Please Advise)

I am at my wit's end. I know that as Nichiren Buddhists our primary concern is not necessarily the achievement of mundane successes. Instead, we are to be focused upon the ultimate attainment of Buddhahood. That said, the practice of chanting the daimoku and revering the Lotus Sutra is touted as a ...