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by Queequeg
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there from South Africa
Replies: 2
Views: 13

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: 0
Views: 6

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: 34
Views: 1000

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: 5
Views: 177

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: 5
Views: 177

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: 57
Views: 1321

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: 57
Views: 1321

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: 364

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: 364

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: 1787

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: 1787

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: 1787

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: 1787

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: 1787

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...
by Queequeg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1787

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

No one can agree to what constitutes an anything though, I mean the same is true of politics etc. Yup. So where are the "advantages" that Buddhism confers to it's followers if they act no differently than everybody else? Is consensus an advantage? The implication of your comment is that to be an ad...
by Queequeg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1787

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

It's a quote from the article which apparently is an excerpt from a book. There is no discussion of dialogue in the article really.

Read the article.
by Queequeg
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1787

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

The original topic of yhis thread is not about dialogue between Buddhists and Muslims, but rather narratives about how Muslim Invaders destroyed or didn't destroy Buddhism in India.
by Queequeg
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1787

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

Could be possible the're all pointing to the same thing but using different language to explain it? No - the language makes it very clear that we’re talking about totally different things. You think Sufism, Advaita Vedanta, Gnosticism doesn't lead to enlightenment? I severely doubt that. Might lead...
by Queequeg
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1787

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

And let us get something clear: I am not arguing for ecumenicism. What I am arguing is that afflicted sentient beings generally gain the same benefits from any religion because they rarely perfect the teachings in their respective religions; generally they just live virtuous lives performing merito...
by Queequeg
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1787

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

OK, folks, we have unmistakably crossed into a comparative discussion - the moment we start suggesting what someone believes or doesn't believe outside the Buddhist sphere and arguing about that, we have left the scope of this site. You all are invited to take this over to our sister site, https://...

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