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by illarraza
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?
Replies: 28
Views: 441

Re: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?

This thread has been split off from the "Nichiren as Hombutsu" thread in the Nichiren Shoshu sub-forum. Not all Nichiren lineages accept this teaching; in fact it is the view of only a few lineages. However, by virtue of the large number of lay members associated with these traditions, the view is ...
by illarraza
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How did your life improve after converting to Nichiren Buddhism?
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: How did your life improve after converting to Nichiren Buddhism?

My nephrologist has 67 people on peritoneal dialysis. I am the only one working and I work six days a week. My doctor is amazed at my stamina, strength, and powers of concentration. Were I not practicing Nichiren Buddhism as Nichiren taught, I would be earning a disability check. My father was 63 wh...
by illarraza
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 27
Views: 1079

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

Aside - It has always struck me - Ikeda's given name, Daisaku 大作, literally translates as "Great Builder". I don't know if that is his real name or a pen name. Either way, he at least subliminally, gets a lot of mileage out of that. He was born Taisaku (Fat Building) and changed his name to Daisaku...
by illarraza
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the best way to deal with a boss who likes to give long-winded lectures and can be condescending and nagging?
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: What is the best way to deal with a boss who likes to give long-winded lectures and can be condescending and nagging

bcol01 wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:53 pm
This has been a real challenge for me and I want to relate to my boss in the best possible way.
The best way to deal with a bad boss is to become an entrepreneur and boss in your own right.
by illarraza
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?
Replies: 28
Views: 441

Re: Nichiren as Honbutsu

Nichiren's Comprehensive Teachings on Shakyamuni Buddha in Three Parts https://markrogow.blogspot.com/2018/07/nichirens-comprehensive-teachings-on.html https://markrogow.blogspot.com/2018/07/nichirens-comprehensive-teachings-on_22.html https://markrogow.blogspot.com/2018/07/nichirens-comprehensive-t...
by illarraza
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What does it mean, "All other Buddhas are followers of Shakyamuni Buddha?
Replies: 141
Views: 8799

Re: What does it mean, "All other Buddhas are followers of Shakyamuni Buddha?

"The Vairochana Buddha seated on the lotus pedestal with other Buddhas surrounding him in the ten directions, who is described in the Flower Garland Sutra, and the Thus Come One Mahāvairochana of the Diamond Realm and the Womb Realm, who is described in the Mahāvairochana and Diamond Crown sutras, a...
by illarraza
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why care about future if there is no I? If There is no I what will rebirth?
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Why care about future if there is no I? If There is no I what will rebirth?

Why care about future if there is no I? If There is no I what will rebirth? Looking for a Nichiren's answer perspective No one can prove, "There is no i (self) ", because it is untrue. At best, one must predicate this untruth with the concept of temporariness or impermanence: "There is no permanent...
by illarraza
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?
Replies: 17
Views: 520

Re: How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?

In practical terms, I think the first thing to keep in mind is that people who badmouth the teachings are to be expected. When you do this practice, they always appear. Second, as has been said above, we should have compassion for them, and some very deep compassion. The reason is that by slanderin...
by illarraza
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?
Replies: 17
Views: 520

Re: How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?

In practical terms, I think the first thing to keep in mind is that people who badmouth the teachings are to be expected. When you do this practice, they always appear. Second, as has been said above, we should have compassion for them, and some very deep compassion. The reason is that by slanderin...
by illarraza
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Actual proof
Replies: 18
Views: 506

Re: Actual proof

Dear ones, What is the actual proof in Nichiren Buddhism? I know there are three, but that one is the most confusing for me. I have about seven dozen more posts on this topic. I think one last one may suffice: Eric Toro writes: "True happiness is true happiness. Because of this fact I find your doc...
by illarraza
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Actual proof
Replies: 18
Views: 506

Re: Actual proof

Dear ones, What is the actual proof in Nichiren Buddhism? I know there are three, but that one is the most confusing for me. SGI member: “After consistent practice over 24 years and the just as consistent demonstration and proof of the power of the practice both conspicuous (material) and inconspic...
by illarraza
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Actual proof
Replies: 18
Views: 506

Re: Actual proof

Dear ones, What is the actual proof in Nichiren Buddhism? I know there are three, but that one is the most confusing for me. SGI member: “After consistent practice over 24 years and the just as consistent demonstration and proof of the power of the practice both conspicuous (material) and inconspic...
by illarraza
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Actual proof
Replies: 18
Views: 506

Re: Actual proof

Dear ones, What is the actual proof in Nichiren Buddhism? I know there are three, but that one is the most confusing for me. I have so much to say on this topic! The question of actual proof is a tricky one The question of "actual proof" is a tricky one, because SGI/NST has spread it's version of N...
by illarraza
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?
Replies: 39
Views: 1120

Re: Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?

Dharma Jim answers the question, why is the Lotus Sutra superior?... Excellent. The Deathless. Mark, did you write this recently? I think it might be your finest. As a general comment, if you know Nichiren's teachings, I think one recognizes most everything here. I have a few very minor quibbles, b...
by illarraza
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why Ongi Kuden quotes Ongi Kuden ?
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: Why Ongi Kuden quotes Ongi Kuden ?

I'm reading Ongi Kuden and surprisingly i saw that Ongi Kuden quotes itself. How could it be ? Because 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 ...
by illarraza
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Did Chi-i or tendai tradition recite NMHRK or lotus sutra title?
Replies: 16
Views: 305

Re: Did Chi-i or tendai tradition recite NMHRK or lotus sutra title?

Thank you, brother. could you point the other differences ? And i missed the answer to the question : could we say that for Nichiren NMHRK has a diferent and special meaning ? Most concisely. Nichiren teaches in the Opening of the Eyes: "Even though it is so, because they have not yet opened the Ma...
by illarraza
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Did Chi-i or tendai tradition recite NMHRK or lotus sutra title?
Replies: 16
Views: 305

Re: Did Chi-i or tendai tradition recite NMHRK or lotus sutra title?

As a corrolary: Ri-Butsu or very real Buddha Chris: Note he is referring to Shakyamuni Buddha, the Lord of Teachings. This is not the same as his "transient status". You could say that this "Lord of Teachings" is the Well of Wisdom from which each of us draws our water. Nichiren calls him Shakyamuni...
by illarraza
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Did Chi-i or tendai tradition recite NMHRK or lotus sutra title?
Replies: 16
Views: 305

Re: Did Chi-i or tendai tradition recite NMHRK or lotus sutra title?

Thank you, brother. could you point the other differences ? And i missed the answer to the question : could we say that for Nichiren NMHRK has a diferent and special meaning ? Dave confuses theoretical and actual Ichinen Sanzen Dave: “Mark, the Shakyamuni you are worshipping is not the Gautama from...
by illarraza
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?
Replies: 17
Views: 520

Re: How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?

I'm trying to figure out how to respond to their objections. Like, why should I believe that the Lotus Sutra is the teachings of the Buddha? From another often maligned tradition, patience. Think "such are his conditions" and return to your practice. 9 times out of 10, no good will come from engagi...
by illarraza
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?
Replies: 17
Views: 520

Re: How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?

There is not a point to argue or discuss to be honest. Theravadins think whole Vajrayana and probably even most of Mahayana sutras (atleast) are fake. :D You cannot really change their opinion. Either they grow into it or they dont. Easy as that. It is better to be silent and as Monlam has said dev...

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