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by Queequeg
Mon May 21, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do we tend to care about what others think?
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Why do we tend to care about what others think?

Here is a more constructive answer... Your first question - "Why do we tend to care about what others think?" Its important to keep in mind that the degree of care varies from person to person. Sociopaths, for instance, care little, if at all, about what others think, and recent research suggests it...
by Queequeg
Mon May 21, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do we tend to care about what others think?
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Why do we tend to care about what others think?

Worrying about this just seems a perpetuation of the very thing.

Just enshrine a picture of the Honey Badger and chant his powerful mantra: The Honey Badger Don't Give a F---.

Here's a video to encourage your Honey Badger Samadhi.



Just kidding.
by Queequeg
Sat May 19, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 64
Views: 1254

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

Rick wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 2:24 pm
Thing is we DO have a common enemy!
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Lalalalala I don't hear you lalalala
by Queequeg
Sat May 19, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 64
Views: 1254

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

Left Myth - Trump is Evil!
Right Myth - Clinton is Evil!

Nothing unites like a common enemy. What we need is a real bad guy, so we can all agree and kumbaya, "That's the bad guy! There's evil!"

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by Queequeg
Fri May 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can you describe any situation since you have started chanting where you have been protected?
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Can you describe any situation since you have started chanting where you have been protected?

Nothing quite like that happened to me. A friend was being mugged by two men. One grabbed him from behind and started choking him out. He chanted daimoku. One of the men heard it and said, "Yo, that's the shit my sister says. Let's get out of here." They let him go and ran. Later at the hospital, th...
by Queequeg
Fri May 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 22
Views: 409

Re: Enlightenment

The Cicada wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 6:21 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 4:34 pm
shanyin wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:50 am
How do you attain enlightenment in Mahayana Buddhism?
Nothing to attain.

:buddha1:

:rolleye:

Sorry. Bad, cryptic Dharma joke.
Divide by shunya.
Don't forget to carry the one.
by Queequeg
Fri May 18, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 50
Views: 795

Re: Shodaigyo

it might have been in the palm of my hand...but NO ONE TAUGHT ME !!!!!! :broke: There's the story in the Lotus Sutra about the rich merchant who goes out drinking with his friend. In the morning, the merchant must leave on business, and not wanting to wake his friend, he takes a priceless jewel and...
by Queequeg
Fri May 18, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 50
Views: 795

Re: Shodaigyo

So many cultures and shamans , and philosophers, all pointing to "Something".. This is not remarkable. This is just people coming to the conclusion that this must come from something, because we look around and we observe cause and effect. The problem is they analyze and go back as far as they can,...
by Queequeg
Fri May 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 50
Views: 795

Re: Shodaigyo

So many cultures and shamans , and philosophers, all pointing to "Something".. This is not remarkable. This is just people coming to the conclusion that this must come from something, because we look around and we observe cause and effect. The problem is they analyze and go back as far as they can,...
by Queequeg
Fri May 18, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 50
Views: 795

Re: Shodaigyo

Buddhists believe that the Original Cause is Buddhahood , or just Buddha Nature , or Buddha. The Original Cause is Buddhahood... but what is the Effect? The Original Effect is Buddhahood. This Original Cause is not comparable to Godhead or Hand of God or Great Spirit. This does not explain the orig...
by Queequeg
Fri May 18, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 64
Views: 1254

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

The right does not have a monopoly on paranoia and malice. I'm confused. Aren't all left-leaners good/smart/peaceful and all right-leaners bad/stupid/violent? That's what my news shows keep telling me ... and how can they be wrong, they're on TV (CABLE TV!) and the INTERNET! Shocking isn't it? What...
by Queequeg
Fri May 18, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 64
Views: 1254

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

New Republic - Left Guardian - More Left Foreign Policy - Not sure BBC - Center Left Al Jareeza - Center - but depending on issues can skew left or right. I think this reflects the different political landscape of the Middle East. Actually, remarkably good. Its also good as a source of non-West news...
by Queequeg
Fri May 18, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 64
Views: 1254

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

I watch Fox at the gym, in small doses, just to see what's on the radar of the deplorables. I read WSJ on occasion, as well as The Economist, as well. I even dip my toe in Breitbart once in a while, but then my blood pressure goes up and I have to disinfect my toe. I watched InfoWars once, and am s...
by Queequeg
Fri May 18, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What did Nichiren think of Confucianism and Shintoism?
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: What did Nichiren think of Confucianism and Shintoism?

And of course, in general, Nichiren Buddhism is not exclusive. One of the main points that is made over and over again in the goshos is the superiority of the lotus sutra. The mistake he is criticising is to put other sutras above the lotus. There is never ever any exhortation to discard, close and...
by Queequeg
Fri May 18, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 22
Views: 409

Re: Enlightenment

shanyin wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:50 am
How do you attain enlightenment in Mahayana Buddhism?
Nothing to attain.

:buddha1:

:rolleye:

Sorry. Bad, cryptic Dharma joke.
by Queequeg
Fri May 18, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 64
Views: 1254

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

Like 99% of Americans these days, I choose my news/opinion sources to support my views: liberal, left-leaning, anti-Trump. I've tried to include non-left-leaning news/opinion sources in my reading list ... but never really found anything/anyone that clicked with me. Can anyone here recommend some g...
by Queequeg
Fri May 18, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 84
Views: 3357

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

The union of mind and dharmatā. This seems to be the common motive linking the various sects and movements of Buddhism. This may warrant its own thread. This may be the most 'religious' idea in Buddhism, and certainly some forms of Mahayana. It's comparable to Einstein's theory of relativity - E=mc...
by Queequeg
Fri May 18, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 84
Views: 3357

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

The union of mind and dharmatā. This seems to be the common motive linking the various sects and movements of Buddhism. This may warrant its own thread. This may be the most 'religious' idea in Buddhism, and certainly some forms of Mahayana. It's comparable to Einstein's theory of relativity - E=mc...
by Queequeg
Thu May 17, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: On the Rohingya in Myanmar
Replies: 29
Views: 3350

Re: On the Rohingya in Myanmar

If you're in the USA, PBS "Frontline" show did a very good story on this last week. It's worth seeing--there is secret video footage that was smuggled out, and it is quite clear this is an instance of ethnic cleansing and abject cruelty on innocent people. The refugee camp in Bangladesh is said to ...