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by Queequeg
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Kamala Devi Harris
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Kamala Devi Harris

No. Another DNC establishment sock puppet who develops policy based on focus group feed back. Gillibrand is another one. Just no. And no to Cory Booker with his feels. I don't trust a Wall Street banker over doing all the talk about love. I just can't see how devotion to love at your core leads you ...
by Queequeg
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Media
Topic: I :heart: Huckabees
Replies: 0
Views: 34

I :heart: Huckabees

Anyone seen this recently?

It was written by a Columbia grad who was inspired by Bob Thurman.

Pretty funny Dharma nerd humor.

Interested in other Dharma Wheelers' takes.
by Queequeg
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What does it mean, "All other Buddhas are followers of Shakyamuni Buddha?
Replies: 141
Views: 8202

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

Actually, it does matter. Identifying the Original Buddha was critical for Nichiren.
by Queequeg
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Nichiren Shoshu resources, books in english
Replies: 15
Views: 284

Re: Nichiren Shoshu resources, books in english

I'm surprised that no one has offered to send this person some books. All the nichiren people should be happy to send you some books. I don't think that's fair. If people have the means and inclination, then OK. To suggest that such generosity is universally expected goes too far. Making dana compu...
by Queequeg
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?

To answer the second question - Mixing practices - we need to define. NMRK is a single pointed practice. If you confuse it with other practices, yes, that is bad, for you. It will bring confusion to your mind. For instance, directing NMRK to a fox spirit (inari) (this is a practice you find at some ...
by Queequeg
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What does it mean, "All other Buddhas are followers of Shakyamuni Buddha?
Replies: 141
Views: 8202

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

Mansuhirbi, I think you're making up categories.

Bodhisattva practice is what leads to Buddhahood. Bodhisattva practice IS the Buddha's practice.
by Queequeg
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?

1. What's understood as Shinto is a modern "religion". In quotations because, I'm not sure how it squares up with most people's idea of religion, and it does not really make sense outside of Japan. Its related to the Imperial family and Japanese identity. If you're not ethnically Japanese, you're al...
by Queequeg
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Quit Chanting
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Quit Chanting

Wherever you go in life, please don't lose the heart that seeks to benefit others. Yes. Wonderer, in suggesting that you relinquish your burden, underlying that is my wish that you go on to find the path that brings benefit to yourself and others. You ought not be made to feel pressured or imposed ...
by Queequeg
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Quit Chanting
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Quit Chanting

The_Wonderer wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:10 pm
Already tried that. But goes onto long discussions and persuasion to not stop practicing.
I thought of that as a possibility as I recommended it.

Give it to a Nichiren Shu priest. Or, you can send it to me and I will make sure its taken in and retired properly.

pm me if you like.
by Queequeg
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Quit Chanting
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Quit Chanting

Return it to where you got it from.

If you've decided to stop practicing, unburden yourself from having to keep it respectfully.

Fare well.
by Queequeg
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What does it mean, "All other Buddhas are followers of Shakyamuni Buddha?
Replies: 141
Views: 8202

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

narhwal90 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:41 pm
Because it works?
mic drop.

:rolling:
by Queequeg
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What does it mean, "All other Buddhas are followers of Shakyamuni Buddha?
Replies: 141
Views: 8202

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

One question to the ones who says that Nichiren was a bodhisatva is: why so follow a practice established from an bodhisatva and not a buddha ? Well, first let's address Nichiren's relationship to Jogyo (Superior Practices)... The Lotus Sutra states that Bodhisattva Superior Practices and the other...
by Queequeg
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What does it mean, "All other Buddhas are followers of Shakyamuni Buddha?
Replies: 141
Views: 8202

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

I think SG follows Nichiren Shoshu's lead. Shoshu emphasizes Nichiren over Shakyamuni. Its been a while so I may be off about particulars, but IIRC Shoshu's view is that Nichiren is the original teacher of NMRK, rather than Jogyo Bosatsu who received the transmission of NMRK for Mappo from Shakyamun...
by Queequeg
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist Poker Player Donates Winnings-600K!!
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: Buddhist Poker Player Donates Winnings-600K!!

ford_truckin wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:48 am
I was reading this the other day. Crazy.
I thought you don't get your news from fox...

Just teasing.

:cheers:
by Queequeg
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why Ongi Kuden quotes Ongi Kuden ?
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: Why Ongi Kuden quotes Ongi Kuden ?

I suspect you are using understatement. Surely you know that Nichiren teaches "You must never think of the buddhas...as being outside yourself." - On Attaining Buddhahood. This raises a good question - Where is the Buddha? Is the Buddha internal or external? There are some aspects of Illaraza's cri...
by Queequeg
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why Ongi Kuden quotes Ongi Kuden ?
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: Why Ongi Kuden quotes Ongi Kuden ?

Myoho-Nameless wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:13 am
Thich Nhat Hanh quoted his own works in "Chanting from the Heart"
MN! nice to see you again!
by Queequeg
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 65
Views: 1484

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

QQ: there's no need to insult Tucker Carlson like that with the F word, especially on a Dharma forum. And you're implying he says what he says only because of money - which is a projection as you have no evidence for that. Do you watch Tucker Carlson? I do. And I've watched him for many years. When...
by Queequeg
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 65
Views: 1484

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

Norwegian, The sheer ignorance and vitriol you display regarding Trump is what's sad. See the things he's accomplished and re-evaluate yourself. ►Move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. ►Pull the United States out of the Iranian nuclear deal. ►Stand up to NATO countries for not ponying up eno...

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