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by Queequeg
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character

Almost as bad as a terrible actor destroying any chance of suspending disbelief. ie. Keanu Reeves in Dangerous Liaisons and Sophia Coppola in Godfather III. :rolling: What about Keanu Reeves in Little Buddha? Keanu Reeves is a *unique* actor in that he is generally terrible except when he gets to p...
by Queequeg
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 19
Views: 257

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

LOL. IIRC, in the Vimalakirti sutra, the proper approach to understanding sunyata is a matter of getting used to it.
by Queequeg
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: The acceptable bounds of behavior - Split from discussion of Shoho Jisso Sho
Replies: 9
Views: 51

Re: The acceptable bounds of behavior - Split from discussion of Shoho Jisso Sho

As for my mother's advice...it was hard coded Gakki training... She explained to the woman this was her Karma...She councilled her to keep chanting for this had to be eradicated from her life.. she pointed out her previous marriage had the same identical outcome...her showing up at my mother's with...
by Queequeg
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Dream state/Waking state
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Dream state/Waking state

Check out that article by Swanson I linked to in the Shohojissosho thread. Unfortunately, the original document he is referring to has not been translated in whole. However, the dream state/ waking state relates to the difference between provisional and real, trace and original, function and essence...
by Queequeg
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 19
Views: 257

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

I was vaguely aware that some consider it an inauthentic writing, but Nichiren Shu evidently considers it to be authentic. On re-reading it, especially the NOPPA translation, it seems to be saying something very different from the hongaku "we're all Buddhas just as we are" line. see this is a probl...
by Queequeg
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 19
Views: 257

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

MOD NOTE: SOME OFF TOPIC DISCUSSION ABOUT SGI SPLIT OFF TO THE SGI DISCUSSION FORUM.
by Queequeg
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: The acceptable bounds of behavior - Split from discussion of Shoho Jisso Sho
Replies: 9
Views: 51

The acceptable bounds of behavior - Split from discussion of Shoho Jisso Sho

Well maybe stuff changed since i was in. i could give you examples of mother being a chapter chief helping keep a district chief and wife together. she would show up at me mum's battered from another drunken nightmare. couple of times with strangle marks...me mom was praised for keeping them togeth...
by Queequeg
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: The acceptable bounds of behavior - Split from discussion of Shoho Jisso Sho
Replies: 9
Views: 51

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

don't know if i got this but it was sort of like that in the gakki....as long as you did their thing anything was forgiven/brushed under the rug... I have never yet heard a lecture in SGI saying the practice gives license or a pardon. In fact, the repeated instruction is to be an example- to demons...
by Queequeg
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 19
Views: 257

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

I was vaguely aware that some consider it an inauthentic writing, but Nichiren Shu evidently considers it to be authentic. On re-reading it, especially the NOPPA translation, it seems to be saying something very different from the hongaku "we're all Buddhas just as we are" line. I have reservations...
by Queequeg
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Martin Luther King Day
Replies: 16
Views: 285

Re: Martin Luther King Day

dzoki wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:50 pm
Nope, it was a response to your comment :D I was too lazy to read that.
You should read it. Its a good article. Actually, pretty profound. MLK broke a mental shackle. That puts him up there as one of the greatest leaders in human history. :)
by Queequeg
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 19
Views: 257

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

I don't know what to call that teaching.... As a tendency within religions, it’s called ‘antinomianism’. Its definition, in the context of Christianity, is Definition of antinomian. 1 : one who holds that under the gospel dispensation of grace the moral law is of no use or obligation because faith ...
by Queequeg
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character

Daniel Dae Kim to play a former monk turned LA police detective. https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/upcoming-tv-show-about-a-buddhist-detective-aims-to-bring-the-dharma-to-prime-time :coffee: All I can say is that they better get the damn robes right. Has that been an issue in shows/movies? I can se...
by Queequeg
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character

Daniel Dae Kim to play a former monk turned LA police detective.
https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/upcom ... prime-time

:coffee:
by Queequeg
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 19
Views: 257

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

ItsRaining wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:20 am
Is Hongaky different to the regular Original Awakening doctrine from texts like the Awakening of Faith?
I believe it is related if not the same. IIRC there is a distinction in the way hongaku is understood in Tientai than in Awakening of Faith.
by Queequeg
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Is this a Nichiren Shu omamori?
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Is this a Nichiren Shu omamori?

On the right side is a line from the 22nd chapter of the Lotus Sutra - "We will do as the Bhagavat directs us." Spoken by the Bodhisattvas of the Earth in response to the Buddha's entrustment of the Lotus Sutra. On the left is a reference to some sort of Star retreat, maybe Morning Star. Down the mi...
by Queequeg
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Is this a Nichiren Shu omamori?
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Is this a Nichiren Shu omamori?

On the right side is a line from the 22nd chapter of the Lotus Sutra - "We will do as the Bhagavat directs us." Spoken by the Bodhisattvas of the Earth in response to the Buddha's entrustment of the Lotus Sutra.
On the left is a reference to some sort of Morning Star retreat.
by Queequeg
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Is this a Nichiren Shu omamori?
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Is this a Nichiren Shu omamori?

Some kind of good luck omamori.
Not clear where this comes from, as best I can tell. I asked my wife and she couldn't figure it out either. It looks like the kind of omamori you get from a shrine or temple. I'll ask around some more.

It appears to have been given to a 40 year old man.
by Queequeg
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Martin Luther King Day
Replies: 16
Views: 285

Re: Martin Luther King Day

What did MLK do? He brought down a terrorist state. https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2011/8/29/1011562/- I wish that was true, but it seems to me that USA are still as terrorist a state as ever. Hint: wars in Middle East, Afghanistan, wars in Africa, drone strikes, War on Drugs... Lol. You did not re...
by Queequeg
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Martin Luther King Day
Replies: 16
Views: 285

Re: Martin Luther King Day

What did MLK do? He brought down a terrorist state.
https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2011/8/29/1011562/-
by Queequeg
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 19
Views: 257

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

Thats an interesting article Q, I never much cared for the kaidan proposition- its always connoted empire-building to me, which seems counter to Nichiren's focus. I think that is a view of the Kaidan from the perspective of civil society. My understanding of it is related to the Kaidan erected on M...