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by Queequeg
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can Nichiren Buddhists chant "Om mani padme hum" to the Gohonzon?
Replies: 26
Views: 680

Re: Can Nichiren Buddhists chant "Om mani padme hum" to the Gohonzon?

Spiritual_living wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Isn’t Avalokiteśvara also Kannon, and isn’t “om mani padme hum” a prayer to Kannon/Avalokiteśvara?
You should read the thread.
by Queequeg
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: How to REALLY Relax
Replies: 19
Views: 399

Re: How to REALLY Relax

Tenma, you have some good, older, more experienced friends here. You are getting advice I wish I got when I was young. And not just in this thread. Please consider it.
by Queequeg
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: How to REALLY Relax
Replies: 19
Views: 399

Re: How to REALLY Relax

1. If you are really suicidal, get professional help, ASAP. 2. You're in high school and you're going through the super achiever meat grinder. Seems its common in your generation. You're going to have to figure out what you want to be when you grow up. Don't know? You're normal. I would suggest talk...
by Queequeg
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Kempon Hokke Doctrine of the Transmission Through the Scrolls
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: The Kempon Hokke Doctrine of the Transmission Through the Scrolls

To be clear: We are talking about the transmission of the Saddharma. Nichiren writes in Kanjinnohonzonsho ( Translated by Senchu Murano ): The eternity of the world of the Eternal Buddha was not expounded in the first fourteen chapters of the Hokekyo [or any of the sutras taught before the Lotus] be...
by Queequeg
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Kempon Hokke Doctrine of the Transmission Through the Scrolls
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: The Kempon Hokke Doctrine of the Transmission Through the Scrolls

Taking something out of context of the Five Major Works, let alone the entire 2000 + page canon of Nichiren, is shortsighted, I believe. True, this is the most important doctrine of Nichiren but there are Three Great Secret Laws (encompassed by the one). Then there are the actions and behaviors of ...
by Queequeg
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 1889

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Oh Christ. It's one thing to condemn genocide. It's another to read superior judgment into the terms of their language. Don't get your knickers in a knot. It's called hyperbole. I am going to push as hard as I can when I am pushed, so that hopefully it will lead to a mutually beneficial position. T...
by Queequeg
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...
Replies: 28
Views: 985

Re: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...

My devil's advocate answer was going to be that procreative sex can generate the possibility of creating more dharma practitioners, as well as facilitating precious human births. Taken to extremes, this idea that procreative sex facilitates precious human births wherein there exists the possibility...
by Queequeg
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 1889

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

FYI, Grigoris, the Gypsies call themselves Rrom (or Rroma) which simply means ”human being”. People like me and you are called ”gadjo” (or ”gadjini” if female) which simply means ”somebody who just falls short of being a true human being”. With the corrolary that there is nothing morally wrong in c...
by Queequeg
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...
Replies: 28
Views: 985

Re: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...

The consequences of sex for procreation are definitely distractions from practice!
by Queequeg
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...
Replies: 28
Views: 985

Re: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...

No precepts. Neither observing them nor breaking them.

:shrug:
by Queequeg
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 1889

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Nothing I express here should be interpreted as condoning human rights abuses. Realistically, the nomadic lifestyle is not coming back except in the most limited circumstances. The steppes have been tamed. And life on the steppes was not some sort of Eden. Nomads, like Roma, in any event, are not st...
by Queequeg
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 1889

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

1. People don't like their routines disturbed. Migration disrupts routines. 2. People have different norms - everything from expectations of personal space to diet, clothing, social interaction, courting, education, queuing... notions of justice, organization... religion just might be one of the obv...
by Queequeg
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Need For an Intervention
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Need For an Intervention

Life is short. Trip hard!
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...
Replies: 28
Views: 985

Re: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...

In the Nichiren tradition, we talk a lot about the Provisional Teachings and the Essential Teaching. This often comes up in the context of Nichiren's shakubuku practice and appears as criticism of both Provisional Teachings and simply erroneous teachings. For present purposes I set aside the erroneo...
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Biography of Hosoi Nittatsu
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Biography of Hosoi Nittatsu

He was a sincere teacher and genuine scholar, well respected not just within Nichiren Shoshu, but in the greater Nichiren community. He was the real deal. Spent many years traveling and compiling gosho. You reproduced his Gohonzon. Look at that hand - clear and readable. The thing about calligraphy ...
by Queequeg
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3035

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Though I don't practice Tibetan Vajrayana, I do practice a path that places great emphasis on faith and refuge. It boggles my mind how easily people seem to take refuge in gurus. Frankly, it looks to me like people very excitedly jumping into the deep ends of the pool, never having practiced swimmin...
by Queequeg
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3035

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

That being said,why isn't this sick f**k being prosecuted. You need someone to complain to the police and have the fortitude to follow through as a complaining witness. Victims often don't want the added trauma of going through a criminal prosecution that can take years and make personal scars very...
by Queequeg
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3035

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Not so fast. First Queequeg should explain about stating they're not masters. What, specifically, besides the information contained in these reports, would make one think these invidiuals were not masters as Qquuqueg defines them? Specifically. In detail. :smile: You were starting down a speculativ...
by Queequeg
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Kempon Hokke Doctrine of the Transmission Through the Scrolls
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: The Kempon Hokke Doctrine of the Transmission Through the Scrolls

Question: If a person simply chants Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with no understanding of its meaning, are the benefits of understanding thereby included? Answer: When a baby drinks milk, it has no understanding of its taste, and yet its body is naturally nourished. Who ever took the wonderful medicines of ...
by Queequeg
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Kempon Hokke Doctrine of the Transmission Through the Scrolls
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: The Kempon Hokke Doctrine of the Transmission Through the Scrolls

Valid, or not? Please discuss. http://alt.religion.buddhism.nichiren.narkive.com/pARxAlHt/about-the-kempon-hokke-kai In the Kempon Hokke, there are no such secret transmissions. The true transmission or succession lies in the scrolls of the Lotus Sutra and is transmitted directly from the Original ...

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