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by Queequeg
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Is Nichiren Shu the most traditional of all the Nichiren sects?
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: Is Nichiren Shu the most traditional of all the Nichiren sects?

If tradition means taking the teeth out of Rissho Ankoku Ron, screw tradition. I agree with you, but I don't think tradition means that at all. I've met Kanjin Shonin a few times, and I've been working with him as my reidan (Nichiren Shu divination practice) teacher for a while now. He's a great gu...
by Queequeg
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does Nihilism fit into Nichiren Buddhism, or does it?
Replies: 12
Views: 106

Re: How does Nihilism fit into Nichiren Buddhism, or does it?

boda wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:03 am
Queequeg wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:46 am
boda wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:37 am
We can only blame those who dropped the ball: spiritual leaders. They have agency. Only they can be blamed, if you’re into blaming.
Burn em at the stake. That'll solve it.
No, they just need to do their f**king job. That all. :smile:
They need motivation. Get the kindling ready.
by Queequeg
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does Nihilism fit into Nichiren Buddhism, or does it?
Replies: 12
Views: 106

Re: How does Nihilism fit into Nichiren Buddhism, or does it?

boda wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:37 am
We can only blame those who dropped the ball: spiritual leaders. They have agency. Only they can be blamed, if you’re into blaming.
Burn em at the stake. That'll solve it.
by Queequeg
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does Nihilism fit into Nichiren Buddhism, or does it?
Replies: 12
Views: 106

Re: How does Nihilism fit into Nichiren Buddhism, or does it?

bcol01 wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:34 pm
Could you elaborate on why perhaps?
Queequeg wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:33 pm
It doesn't.

Nihilism is a wrong view.


Nihilists don't believe in anything, and certainly not right views. Totally incompatible with Buddhism.
by Queequeg
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does Nihilism fit into Nichiren Buddhism, or does it?
Replies: 12
Views: 106

Re: How does Nihilism fit into Nichiren Buddhism, or does it?

It doesn't.

Nihilism is a wrong view.
by Queequeg
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Is Nichiren Shu the most traditional of all the Nichiren sects?
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: Is Nichiren Shu the most traditional of all the Nichiren sects?

Regarding N.Shu - My impression is that there is some effort at international mission (Nichiren Buddhist International Center NBIC) but its not a well formed idea or given adequate resources. Being head of NBIC seems to be more or less an honorary appointment among the leadership in Japan, and other...
by Queequeg
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gettin' there fellas!
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Gettin' there fellas!

by Queequeg
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism

Also, metaphors are references to something else. A good metaphor sort of captures some quality about the thing referenced. But they are not the same and sooner or later the parallel breaks down. Following literally gets you in a lake.
by Queequeg
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism

Over explaining a joke is sure to kill it. Malcolm explained it better than I could. Bertrand Russel observed we think only in metaphors. Everything is like something else. We co stantly use metaphors, not just Buddhists. In the end, though, metaphors are metaphors and never more. Obvious statement ...
by Queequeg
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 57
Views: 1605

Re: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers

If you charge admission.... Suggesting specific 'donations' falls in the same category. Suspect. Imo.
by Queequeg
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 57
Views: 1605

Re: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers

I"ll try to share an example that my master often uses when talking about practicing esoteric buddhism in the modern times: The example he gives was that in the old days if you gave a girl a certain color of flower it meant one thing. If you gave a girl a different type of flower it meant something...
by Queequeg
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 57
Views: 1605

Re: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers

Right now, young people are not showing interest in Buddhism. You really think that’s true? I’m not sure about all of that. It's documented that young people in developed countries show decreasing levels of interest in religion across the board. Anecdotally, it's commonly observed that Western sang...
by Queequeg
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 57
Views: 1605

Re: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers

But I would say that rules of conduct are of huge importance, rules of conduct as in precepts, vows, manners, etc. We have to control our behavior, right? For the most part, I think we are on the same page. Maybe its a matter of how we conceptualize the categories. With regard to the rules, it depe...
by Queequeg
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism

Following metaphors can get you wet, too.
by Queequeg
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Intro books for someone with science/philosophy background
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Intro books for someone with science/philosophy background

Dhammapada.

Any hint of metaphysical will cause a well trained science-ist to recoil. The Dhammapada doesn't touch those nerves.

Edit - woops. Tibetan forum.

Good luck!
by Queequeg
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Decline and Fall of Chinese Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: The Decline and Fall of Chinese Buddhism

Nothing surprising or ground breaking. Government. Any time government sticks its tentacles into Buddhist communities, its like glyphosphate to a plant. It just withers and dies. In this case there first was the Communist revolution and the forceful destruction of Buddhist institutions. But the cont...
by Queequeg
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Is Nichiren Shu the most traditional of all the Nichiren sects?
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: Is Nichiren Shu the most traditional of all the Nichiren sects?

Nitcho, another of the six senior disciples, did not start his own lineage, but rather joined Nikko at Omosu. He was the step-son of Toki Jonin, but had a falling out, left Shimousa and then went to Omosu where his mother came from. Nichiji was originally a disciple of Nikko, had a falling out, but ...
by Queequeg
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Nichiren as Honbutsu
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: Nichiren as Honbutsu

There's a reason most of us don't buy it. Actually many reasons.

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