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by Queequeg
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: An Account of the Tiāntāi Synthesis
Replies: 18
Views: 219

Re: An Account of the Tiāntāi Synthesis

That's not quite what Zhiyi says - I assume you're referring to the passage you quoted above? [when the first type of fool hears that ‘all dharmāḥ are empty’] they take it to mean that all dharmāḥ are inseparable from emptiness and that even if one were to traverse the entire universe, everywhere w...
by Queequeg
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: An Account of the Tiāntāi Synthesis
Replies: 18
Views: 219

Re: An Account of the Tiāntāi Synthesis

Can't respond in detail, but we're talking about different things.
by Queequeg
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: An Account of the Tiāntāi Synthesis
Replies: 18
Views: 219

Re: An Account of the Tiāntāi Synthesis

Also, dharmas are empty, they don't have an empty nature. I'm not sure if this point stands up to inquiry in a tradition where we have phrases, predicated on the essential intersection of Nirvānaparīkṣā & Tathāgatagarbha, leading us to such phrases as oṃ śūnyatā jñāna vajra svabhāvātmako 'haṃ , as ...
by Queequeg
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: An Account of the Tiāntāi Synthesis
Replies: 18
Views: 219

Re: An Account of the Tiāntāi Synthesis

That's not quite what Zhiyi says - I assume you're referring to the passage you quoted above? [when the first type of fool hears that ‘all dharmāḥ are empty’] they take it to mean that all dharmāḥ are inseparable from emptiness and that even if one were to traverse the entire universe, everywhere wo...
by Queequeg
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: An Account of the Tiāntāi Synthesis
Replies: 18
Views: 219

Re: An Account of the Tiāntāi Synthesis

If I may say, I will invoke Zhiyi and point out you're privileging a particular understanding of mind based on the mind we believe sentient beings possess. Remember that Zhiyi can make any dharma the center... so, Mind is Rock. But, Rock is also Mind. Mind appears as Rock, and Rock appears as Mind....
by Queequeg
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: An Account of the Tiāntāi Synthesis
Replies: 18
Views: 219

Re: An Account of the Tiāntāi Synthesis

I recently posted this on SuttaCentral. I would like to present it here, as that any misconceptions I inadvertently presented to a largely non-Mahāyāna audience might be rectified. As a general note, since this seems to be a sort-of Mahāyāna-EBT contextualization and comparative thread, I should cl...
by Queequeg
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Sensations While Chanting
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Sensations While Chanting

What is going through your mind as you chant?
by Queequeg
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 357

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:13 pm
Grasshopper, this is the way of Dharmawheel.
truf. :rolling:
by Queequeg
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 357

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

If anything, Nichiren and Pure Land Buddhism have been the vehicles that have preserved Buddhism in Japan long beyond the collapse of institutional Buddhism. In this, these traditions have accomplished precisely what they set out to do - preserve Dharma in this Degenerate Age. So has Shingon, Chan,...
by Queequeg
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 357

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:34 pm
If anything, Nichiren and Pure Land Buddhism have been the vehicles that have preserved Buddhism in Japan long beyond the collapse of institutional Buddhism.
In this, these traditions have accomplished precisely what they set out to do - preserve Dharma in this Degenerate Age.
by Queequeg
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 357

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

Goes all the way back to Prince Shotoku. Possibly further, but Shotoku is definitely credited with establishing a state in the Sinic sense. Prince Shotoku is credited with bringing Buddhism to Japan, and setting up Buddhist practice for the benefit of the nation. We can see recommendations for king...
by Queequeg
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 357

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

The bit about the Nation... Goes all the way back to Prince Shotoku. Possibly further, but Shotoku is definitely credited with establishing a state in the Sinic sense. Ryuichi Abe's Weaving of Mantra which is about Kukai includes an excellent review of the formation of the Japanese state and the pl...
by Queequeg
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 357

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

yeah but we are on a total Buddhist site...we are debating with long term buddhists... Nichiren was trained in Tendai debate techniques, perhaps he is making his argument to others similarly qualified. This is an interesting topic. I'd like to know more about it. Was Nichiren addressing the Tendai ...
by Queequeg
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 357

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

The competition in Japan, if anything, was more intense than in China. A lot of pressure to invent some new way to frame something. It leads to brilliant insights occasionally, this pressure for Imperial patronage and funding, but it also leads to some BS being pedalled, if I am not out of bounds t...
by Queequeg
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 357

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

But you do not live in an actively evil nation.

You didn't even read my comments. I don't think you've studied widely or deeply. You don't have the ammo to take this on.
by Queequeg
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Who is a slanderer of the Lotus Sutra
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Who is a slanderer of the Lotus Sutra

MOVED TO OPEN DHARMA

Go. Knock yourselves out.


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by Queequeg
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 357

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

Kaimoku-sho ( The Opening of the Eyes ) is one of Nichiren's most important writings. Great Concentration and Insight (Zhiyi's Mohezhikuan ) says: “There are two ways to spread the Buddha’s teachings. The first is called shōju and the second is called shakubuku. When the ‘Peaceful Practices’ chapte...
by Queequeg
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I lost my job today...
Replies: 54
Views: 968

Re: I lost my job today...

Both of you knock it off. F'in Canadians.
by Queequeg
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I lost my job today...
Replies: 54
Views: 968

Re: I lost my job today...

Jobs can be lost chanting or not chanting. I realize you two are having a particular discussion, but pertinent to this thread... Losing your job in the course of samsaric ups and downs is one thing. Losing your job because of your practice is another. In the latter case, this is the suffering of pe...
by Queequeg
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: A Note on Posting in the Nichiren Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: A Note on Posting in the Nichiren Forum

In recent days, I've found occasion to refer to the excellent blog post by and old friend of the online Nichiren community, Robin Beck, on Shakubuku: Even when it became necessary to scold an unrepentant individual, the Buddha almost always remained equanimous, polite, and cheerful. At any rate, sam...