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by Queequeg
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the difference between being kind and compassionate?
Replies: 9
Views: 75

Re: What is the difference between being kind and compassionate?

:shrug: Being kind is a way of being compassionate. Being compassionate is a way of being kind. :hug: :group: :consoling: :cheers: :twothumbsup: :smile: :applause: I suppose there are eloquent fellows who can distinguish those things. And paragons of conduct who can articulate those things in action...
by Queequeg
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the difference between being kind and compassionate?
Replies: 9
Views: 75

Re: What is the difference between being kind and compassionate?

What do you think?

What do those words mean to you?
by Queequeg
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If the bad times are coming, what to do?
Replies: 33
Views: 1416

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

Among Japanese, there is a certain level of inborn acceptance of fate. Anyway, I don't want to take this off topic. Actually, maybe there is something that could be drawn from the Japanese experience on the bad times. Impermanence is a central theme in Japanese art and culture. Mappo, or the Degene...
by Queequeg
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 13
Views: 8

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

Following the Fukushima meltdown, I can't get on board with more nuclear energy. The full impact of that tragedy is not being recognized. The incidence of certain cancers has spiked in Kanto. Some suburbs of Tokyo that were directly downwind - people basically have given up growing vegetables in th...
by Queequeg
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 13
Views: 8

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

I was keeping track of the Fukushima story on DWT until all the non-dhammic threads were closed and DWE started. Old topics are still visible, though, and here's my last post, March 2018: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=7689&start=345#p460732 :coffee: Kim That's just the water that's p...
by Queequeg
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?

I deeply respect you. I dare not belittle you. Why is this? Because all of you practice the bodhisattva path, and will become buddhas.
🙏
by Queequeg
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 13
Views: 8

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

Following the Fukushima meltdown, I can't get on board with more nuclear energy. The full impact of that tragedy is not being recognized. The incidence of certain cancers has spiked in Kanto. Some suburbs of Tokyo that were directly downwind - people basically have given up growing vegetables in the...
by Queequeg
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?

Would love to hear your thoughts on narcissistic parents influencing us negatively and if putting distance between them is sometimes the only option. Maybe strive to see yourself and your parent for what you both really are. Might neutralize many of the concerns you presently have. The hard part is...
by Queequeg
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

But I was entertained and would like to see the rest, so it worked for me. It feels like watching a documentary on history channel. It's just missing aliens. Weren't they kind of angling at the suggestion that Dakinis and other beings are more or less "aliens"? Part 2: :popcorn: But, hey, I'm easy....
by Queequeg
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

The agenda seems to be to bring scientific inquiry and yogic insight together by sexing up yogic insight for scientists. "Come look! These hippies have been quantum long before Einstein!" Maybe Einstein was another Lotus-Born emanation. The narrator annoys me. But I was entertained and would like to...
by Queequeg
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 34
Views: 455

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

敬宮愛子内親王 Toshi no Miya Aiko Naishinnō There is no の written in the above writing, but it is understood implicitly because educated Japanese know to insert it into the Kanji, that's the phenomenon I meant. Oh, OK. I guess we are talking about Japanese language. That's a name, isn't it? And a formal n...
by Queequeg
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Media
Topic: oldest, dateable depiction of the Buddha in human form
Replies: 24
Views: 505

Re: oldest, dateable depiction of the Buddha in human form

Well, Huntington might have something. She might also be overstating her case.

https://books.google.com/books?id=Lb6fAAAAMAAJ&dq

Pretty strong argument against Huntington.
by Queequeg
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 34
Views: 455

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

Some passages that might be of interest: Zhiyi in the Lotus Samadhi You should make the sentences distinct and enunciate the sound [of the words] clearly. [Your recitation] should be neither too lethargic nor too hurried. Fix your attention on the text of the sutra and do not stray from the passage ...
by Queequeg
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 34
Views: 455

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

Shindoku is more or less a way to read Chinese utilizing the onyomi. Its basically kambun. So, is it Sanskritized Chinese grammar with Sinitic pronunciations as pronounced in older Japanese accents? Or do the Japanese insert various grammatical particles (I imagine a lot would be necessary) into th...
by Queequeg
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 34
Views: 455

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

Picking up on the issue of not understanding what is chanted... As a daily practice I personally don't like to read in English precisely because I don't want to get hung up on the words. When I recite gongyo, its not really for the purpose of reflecting on the specific words - (The portion of the Ho...
by Queequeg
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 34
Views: 455

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

mutant languages Is Latin a mutant language? Mahayana Sutras as they are found in East Asia are generally written in classical Chinese. Reciting sutras in shindoku is comparable to Latin Mass in a Catholic Church. I took Latin in grade school. I have a feeling my teacher was not pronouncing Latin i...
by Queequeg
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 34
Views: 455

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

But back to my original question: does anyone know where I could find a copy of the lotus sutra in modern day spoken Japanese? Seems like an extremely on-topic question for this forum. Thanks. 🙏 (It is, of course, said that Nichiren Buddhism is the only truly Japanese form of Buddhism.) There are t...
by Queequeg
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 34
Views: 455

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

Shindoku is more or less a way to read Chinese utilizing the onyomi. Its basically kambun.
by Queequeg
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: oldest, dateable depiction of the Buddha in human form
Replies: 24
Views: 505

Re: oldest, dateable depiction of the Buddha in human form

Actually I did an interesting assignment on the origin of the Buddha image. It is often said that the reason the Buddha wasn’t at first depicted in human form was suggestive of his transcendent or elusive nature. However Sue Huntington (I think it was) said that many of the early, ‘aniconic’ depict...

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