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by Queequeg
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Nichiren as Honbutsu
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: Nichiren as Honbutsu

There's a reason most of us don't buy it. Actually many reasons.
by Queequeg
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Shouldn't this subforum have restricted access?
Replies: 13
Views: 324

Re: Shouldn't this subforum have restricted access?

Hansei wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:02 pm
I'm sorry Queequeg.
And I'm sorry, Hansei. I'm sorry I made you a prop for my rant. Truly was not about you. :)
by Queequeg
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Nichiren as Honbutsu
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: Nichiren as Honbutsu

The Buddha is attributed with the functions of Parent, Teacher and Sovereign. These ideas can be found throughout the Buddhist texts, as well as the Lotus Sutra. In Chapter 3 which relates the parable of the burning house, the Buddha explains: Now this triple world is my property And the sentient be...
by Queequeg
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Shouldn't this subforum have restricted access?
Replies: 13
Views: 324

Re: Shouldn't this subforum have restricted access?

If you see something inappropriate, flag it and a mod will look into it. We do this all the time. What if we don't notice everything that might be inappropriate? What if? We depend on you to keep these forums on point. I will rant a little - the world is not responsible for your mind. The moderator...
by Queequeg
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Shouldn't this subforum have restricted access?
Replies: 13
Views: 324

Re: Shouldn't this subforum have restricted access?

If you see something inappropriate, flag it and a mod will look into it. We do this all the time.
by Queequeg
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Is Nichiren Shu the most traditional of all the Nichiren sects?
Replies: 7
Views: 250

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

Discussion of Nichiren as True Buddha moved to a thread in the Nichiren Shoshu sub-forum. If you'd like to discuss that doctrine, please do so in the forum for the tradition that teaches that view. viewtopic.php?f=119&t=27844
by Queequeg
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Is Nichiren Shu the most traditional of all the Nichiren sects?
Replies: 7
Views: 250

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

Thanks for pointing out that there are other sects aside from the big names. I tend to forget about those (or haven't learned about them at all... yet). :) Well, most of them don't exist outside of Japan and a lot of them are even limited to just a few (or maybe even 1 or 2) temples. Thinking of th...
by Queequeg
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Charlotte Joko Beck
Replies: 22
Views: 264

Re: Charlotte Joko Beck

ha. right on.
by Queequeg
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 37
Views: 1063

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

Its a strange conundrum we face. Do we try or not try? Make effort or don't? Build a Stupa? I come down on the side - Why not? What else is there to do? Build bird feeders for Dharma birds who will come and sing. In the end, "do your best!" is the best advice we have. I just pulled Wild Ivey off the...
by Queequeg
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 37
Views: 1063

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

amanitamusc wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:30 pm
orientalist
They can often smell them.
by Queequeg
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 37
Views: 1063

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

I think it all comes back to 'use' and 'abuse' of those cultural elements. In terms of Vajrayana: As we (in the UK) have no established Buddhist culture, we must make use of the elements of practice which relate to other cultures and recognise that with Buddha, as with Jesus, we have to begin with ...
by Queequeg
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Is Nichiren Shu the most traditional of all the Nichiren sects?
Replies: 7
Views: 250

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

I ask this because Nichiren Shu doesn’t seem to contain the teaching that Nichiren is the True Buddha of our age. I also wonder if the fact that they have so many artifacts from Nichiren may stem from perhaps them being the most traditional. As Narwahl pointed out, Nichiren as honbutsu (Original Bu...
by Queequeg
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 37
Views: 1063

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

If its taking root, its going to have to adapt to the environment, because the other way is not happening. Often people say things like 'buddhism should change to keep with the times'- but I always say that the whole point of buddhism is to preserve and pass on timeless truths. Should buddhism chan...
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 37
Views: 1063

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

I also agree with the premise that proselytizing is pointless, even counterproductive. Whomever comes to the Dharma, does so because their karma for it has ripened. That won't be possible if we, those of us who are practicing now, fail to keep the conditions for practice available in perpetuity. I ...
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 37
Views: 1063

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

I don't know if I'm articulating these ideas well. I'm on the outside looking in on this Tibetan stuff. I am a Lama Norlha student. I live at his monastery. I have samaya with him and his sangha. I’m not going to be able to help you sort out his lama drama. I’ve not been able to definitively sort i...
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 37
Views: 1063

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

I guess we're talking about Lama Norlha now? The Rigpa and Shambhala stuff is straight up creep stuff. "Hey, babe, blow me. And my friends, too." "Get me some fine young virgins!" Vomit. :toilet: What are the allegations against LN? I see references to him having sexual relationships with at least s...
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 37
Views: 1063

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

In Sogyal’s case it was public knowledge. He was successfully sued for it in the ‘90s. What has changed recently is our societal response to it. Its about time. Get these creeps out of here. So what, like a trained dog, they can rap about the illusions of self and regurgitate 2500 years of Buddhist...
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: feeling happy
Replies: 14
Views: 227

Re: feeling happy

Norwegian wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:27 am
Trying to find actual happiness in samsara is an exercise in futility.
What is "actual happiness"?

Happiness can be found in samsara. Where else can it be found?

The problem is that it doesn't last.
by Queequeg
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: feeling happy
Replies: 14
Views: 227

Re: feeling happy

I'm happy because I have things to be grateful for.
by Queequeg
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can Nichiren Buddhists chant "Om mani padme hum" to the Gohonzon?
Replies: 29
Views: 801

Re: Can Nichiren Buddhists chant "Om mani padme hum" to the Gohonzon?

Spiritual_living wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Isn’t Avalokiteśvara also Kannon, and isn’t “om mani padme hum” a prayer to Kannon/Avalokiteśvara?
You should read the thread.

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