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by Queequeg
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Impressive SGI Hall in Korea
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Impressive SGI Hall in Korea

DGA wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:53 am
May the causes for conflict be eliminated, and may all grow together in the Rain of the Dharma.
Svaha!
by Queequeg
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 106
Views: 2069

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

The doctrine that the Buddha has afflictions is a little misleading. Taken literally, it is a ridiculous fallacy. The Buddha is discernible to us only as the enlightening function. The Buddha appears only in response to afflictions. The Buddha is the perfect liberation of afflictions and nothing mo...
by Queequeg
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 106
Views: 2069

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

The doctrine that the Buddha has afflictions is a little misleading. The Buddha is discernible to us only as the enlightening function. The Buddha appears only in response to afflictions. The Buddha is the perfect liberation of afflictions and nothing more can actually be said of the Buddha without ...
by Queequeg
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 106
Views: 2069

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

If thats the theory that motivates one's practice, then the training is there when the toe is stubbed and the jerk cuts in front. Its easy to only talk the talk in any practice. Malcolm knows well that view guides practice. I'm not sure why the negativity. It is very easy to delude oneself with thi...
by Queequeg
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 106
Views: 2069

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

narhwal90 wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:10 pm
If thats the theory that motivates one's practice, then the training is there when the toe is stubbed and the jerk cuts in front. Its easy to only talk the talk in any practice.
Malcolm knows well that view guides practice. I'm not sure why the negativity.
by Queequeg
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 106
Views: 2069

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

If you wish to regard yourself as a buddha encased in afflictions, that is just fine. Now, about those afflictions... Distinguishing afflictions in that way is a wrong view for us. Bodhi expresses as afflictions - and it follows afflictions express as bodhi. It depends on the view. Oh yawn. Theory ...
by Queequeg
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 106
Views: 2069

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

All this concern with where a Buddha attains enlightenment is a problem of supposing enlightenment is gained rather than what we are. If you wish to regard yourself as a buddha encased in afflictions, that is just fine. Now, about those afflictions... Distinguishing afflictions in that way is a wro...
by Queequeg
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 229
Views: 4275

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

The exchange between Malcolm, Rory, et al. on the comparative merits of East Asian and Tibetan Buddhism with regard to enlightenment while burdened with the obstacles of penises and vaginas has been moved to Open Dharma.
by Queequeg
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How to overcome family estrangement?
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: How to overcome family estrangement?

I don't have much to add to the good advice above. You might consider this: Letter to Brothers Nichiren was writing to two brothers who had become estranged from their father on account of their practice of the Lotus. Nichiren counseled them to remain steadfast on their path. Their father was said t...
by Queequeg
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 106
Views: 2069

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

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by Queequeg
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 106
Views: 2069

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

The afflictions that cause you, a buddha, to take rebirth in samsara. You can waffle all you like, but the fact of the matter is that if you are not practicing Dharma to alleviate the suffering caused by afflictions for yourself and others, you have not understood the point of Buddhadharma at all, ...
by Queequeg
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 106
Views: 2069

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

All this concern with where a Buddha attains enlightenment is a problem of supposing enlightenment is gained rather than what we are. If you wish to regard yourself as a buddha encased in afflictions, that is just fine. Now, about those afflictions... What Buddha? What afflictions? (And so ends my ...
by Queequeg
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 106
Views: 2069

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

All this concern with where a Buddha attains enlightenment is a problem of supposing enlightenment is gained rather than what we are.

See the second quote in my signature.

Then consider the third.
by Queequeg
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 229
Views: 4275

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

Reading some Longchempa and other Dzogchen texts, I've wondered the same thing. I can't think of specifics right now, but I actually wondered if Zhiyi's ideas might have drifted up into Tibet, or alternatively, and more likely, there were common sources. No, not likely. The real gist of Dzogchen is...
by Queequeg
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 229
Views: 4275

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

Buddhist teachers tell us, being ignorantly awake and conscious is as unreal as a dream. Once you understand that, a whole range of possibilities opens up. Then you understand how the Buddha promising deer, goat and ox carts to lure us out of the house is not a lie, how the Buddha's parinirvana is ...
by Queequeg
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 229
Views: 4275

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

In his commentary on the Heart Sutra, the Dalai Lama implies that they all met there via dream practice or like what some would call astral projection. So to reinforce Nichiren's POV, the Lotus Sūtra is does not depict a literal historical event, but rather, vision in a dream? That is not really wh...
by Queequeg
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 229
Views: 4275

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

did the Stupa come out of the ground as some huger than huge thing with Buddhas inside it ....did certain qualified people see this in some sort of Samadhi happening. Some people don't think the following is authentic. I tend to believe it is authentic. At present the entire body of the Honorable [...
by Queequeg
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 229
Views: 4275

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

Minobu and I have been down that road. I'm just more charming✨. You are also, I assume, quite younger. I suspect that when I am as old as Minobu, I will similarly come off as out-of-touch with "new" things and ideas in general, for the simple reason that they are 'new' and I will not be. This goes ...
by Queequeg
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 229
Views: 4275

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

Minobu and I have been down that road.

I'm just more charming✨.
by Queequeg
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 229
Views: 4275

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

If the description of the assembly at the opening of the Sutra did not clue one into the nature of the teaching, the UFO emerging from the Earth should have removed all doubt. And this is coming from someone who believes the Sutra to be utterly true. So you believe it be utterly true, rather then l...