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by Queequeg
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Personal Note to the Nichiren Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Personal Note to the Nichiren Forum

Nothing really. Just explained this:

viewtopic.php?f=59&t=31529#p498445
by Queequeg
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Being aware of impermanence is making me stop enjoying the pleasure of the moment
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Being aware of impermanence is making me stop enjoying the pleasure of the moment

Actually, impermanence makes everything sweeter because it will not last. The problem is not the joy, the problem is clinging or attaching to that joy. It is ok to feel it, but you have no choice but to let it go. This. Just to expand a little bit - Let's analyze this. Every time I am improvising o...
by Queequeg
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Hi from the UK

Hi and Welcome.

One of the first steps in Buddhist practice is often disenchantment with samsara. What you describe feeling is called samvega. Its what the Buddha felt after seeing the old person, sick person and corpse.
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Personal Note to the Nichiren Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Personal Note to the Nichiren Forum

Hey, I'm still here. :) And will keep participating here as long as I'm still at DW.
I'm grateful to all the participants in this forum. I consider you all my good friends.

Indeed, may Myoho flow for ever.
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tathagatagarbha and oppresion/social action
Replies: 18
Views: 422

Re: Tathagatagarbha and oppresion/social action

On the substance of the question - Tathagatagarbha is related to Buddha Nature teachings. Its also related to Original Enlightenment. Original Enlightenment is closely associated with Tendai, the Japanese iteration of Tiantai, which is influential in E. Asia, and which I think presents a view compet...
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tathagatagarbha and oppresion/social action
Replies: 18
Views: 422

Re: Tathagatagarbha and oppresion/social action

The author may identify a tension in Mahayana Buddhism but the Critical Buddhist perspective comes from an academic philosophical argumentation. Critical Buddhism is not itself, as far as I know, a part of any current school's doctrinal perspective so I don't really understand how it relates. It is...
by Queequeg
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there from South Africa
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Hi there from South Africa

Hello!
Welcome!
by Queequeg
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Differences between Tendai and Shingon
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Differences between Tendai and Shingon

https://youtu.be/Ag1-nJR5nKM Came across this video. Its in Japanese so unless you understand, its probably not much interest. The speaker is a Tendai priest, but was originally ordained in Shingon and trained at both Koyasan and Hiezan. He explains that both traditions are very similar - for instan...
by Queequeg
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 51
Views: 1488

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

Please be mindful that comparative religion discussion are not permitted at DW. The discussion is tipping into that area. Please see Dharma Paths, our sister site, if one is interested in taking up comparative or inter-tradition discussions.
by Queequeg
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Personal Note to the Nichiren Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Personal Note to the Nichiren Forum



Just kidding.
by Queequeg
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Personal Note to the Nichiren Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Personal Note to the Nichiren Forum

I, Nichiren, am not the founder of any school, nor am I a latter-day follower of any older school. I am a priest without precepts, neither keeping the precepts nor breaking them. I am an ordinary creature like an ox or a sheep, who is neither particularly wise nor ignorant. -Nichiren, Myōmitsu Shōn...
by Queequeg
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 63
Views: 1538

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

I feel like HHDL was talking more about the "institutions" of formally recognized reincarnations than the institution of gurus. The former is perhaps unnecesaary for the Vajrayana to continue, the latter is a requisite aspect of the Vajrayana. Isn't the former a necessity of the latter? Without som...
by Queequeg
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 63
Views: 1538

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

I feel like HHDL was talking more about the "institutions" of formally recognized reincarnations than the institution of gurus. The former is perhaps unnecesaary for the Vajrayana to continue, the latter is a requisite aspect of the Vajrayana. Isn't the former a necessity of the latter? Without som...
by Queequeg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 20
Views: 416

Re: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims

Well, didn't exactly want to say anything, but felt that in full disclosure my perspective should be clear, since I suppose it has changed a little since before.
by Queequeg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 20
Views: 416

Re: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims

markatex wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:47 am
Queequeg wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:08 pm
I should probably say - I no longer consider myself Nichiren Buddhist.
:shock:
:shrug:

:smile:

:anjali:
by Queequeg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1867

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

The problem is that we live in a political world. The problem is that we're wired to be social animals, and that expresses as politics. Its not something outside... its us. That's why a curriculum like Buddhism that aims at retraining the organism to see and act on reality as opposed to instinct an...
by Queequeg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1867

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

Also it seems to me that compassion and emptiness both have their own appeal and thus drawn in different perspectives that get more value from either one or the other yet "proper" practice manifests both in balanced measure (If I understand correctly) If we are empty and exit emptiness what are we ...
by Queequeg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1867

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

Four Seals. Some traditions say that there are only Three Seals. That's a difference in how far the extrapolation goes, not of the fundamental teaching. Refuge. Guru, Deva, Dakini? You forget Buddha, Dharma, Sangha. I left it vague intentionally. The function of refuge is fundamentally the same, an...
by Queequeg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1867

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Is consensus an advantage? The implication of your comment is that to be an advantage, we should all agree, lock step.
It seems that you have completely misunderstood my point.
Just following your remarks, responses and replies. Misunderstanding is mine. No problem.
by Queequeg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1867

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

Which begs the question. Why log on to a Buddhist forum which proclaims that there is no consensus about what constitutes Buddhism? To shoot the breeze a while? Have an argument? Or what? Or could it be that there is in fact a consensus regarding what constitutes the teaching of various Buddhist sc...

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