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by dude
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Why are SGI meetings necessary?
Replies: 18
Views: 502

Re: Why are SGI meetings necessary?

Actually, SGI doctrine (and it used to emphasized more, is that is very very difficult to practice correctly on one's own, if not impossible. Especially if you're new, the interaction with others and having seniors to ask questions of is essential. Yes, most (if not all, I imagine, depending on the ...
by dude
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question of the Ongi Kuden...
Replies: 15
Views: 1611

Re: Question of the Ongi Kuden...

It's harder to understand than the Gosho, but for that very reason may be more valuable
by dude
Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Attitude of gratitude
Replies: 26
Views: 1693

Re: Attitude of gratitude

Congratulations.
I have been concerned ever since hearting about you being laid off
I wholly agree with your attitude about attitude. :namaste:
by dude
Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: in enlightenment we only loose?
Replies: 17
Views: 1984

Re: in enlightenment we only loose?

"Ignorance is lack of knowledge, so it is not actually something to lose. Rather, one needs to gain knowledge to, figuratively speaking, lose ignorance"


That's how I see it
by dude
Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: in enlightenment we only loose?
Replies: 17
Views: 1984

Re: in enlightenment we only loose?

what?
by dude
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: in enlightenment we only loose?
Replies: 17
Views: 1984

Re: in enlightenment we only loose?

no
by dude
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: "Flirting" with SGI: any suggestions/guidance?
Replies: 137
Views: 13137

Re: "Flirting" with SGI: any suggestions/guidance?

Silly and unfocused I can live with.
What's shameful is gratuitous insults and slander.
by dude
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: "Flirting" with SGI: any suggestions/guidance?
Replies: 137
Views: 13137

Re: "Flirting" with SGI: any suggestions/guidance?

This is getting shameful.
by dude
Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Role of Seiza
Replies: 32
Views: 3599

Re: The Role of Seiza

I don't recall any instruction from the Gosho or the sutra other than "sit upright."
by dude
Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Lotus Sutra
Replies: 15
Views: 1908

Re: Lotus Sutra

Chant only?
Chanting is practice. Study is study.
Nichiren states that "Without these two [practice and study] there can be no Buddhism.
by dude
Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Lotus Sutra
Replies: 15
Views: 1908

Re: Lotus Sutra

Okay, then, the Nichiren school, yes.
The best thing I can tell you is just study. Some things I read sink in easily; some I struggle to understand. Other things I even have trouble accepting. I just keep practicing and studying, and hope I can remember to do my best.
by dude
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Lotus Sutra
Replies: 15
Views: 1908

Re: Lotus Sutra

What do you mean by "a summary of them within the Lotus"?
by dude
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Dial back the moderation a notch please
Replies: 123
Views: 12495

Re: Dial back the moderation a notch please

I am much less active on this forum than I used to be on other Buddhist forums because I find the moderation here too slack. Discussions on interesting topics that I might have wanted to participate in degenerate quickly into bicker-fests with members nit-picking each other to death and losing sigh...
by dude
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Dial back the moderation a notch please
Replies: 123
Views: 12495

Re: Dial back the moderation a notch please

I am much less active on this forum than I used to be on other Buddhist forums because I find the moderation here too slack. Discussions on interesting topics that I might have wanted to participate in degenerate quickly into bicker-fests with members nit-picking each other to death and losing sigh...
by dude
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Dial back the moderation a notch please
Replies: 123
Views: 12495

Re: Dial back the moderation a notch please

Hello BrianG, thanks for your concern. Please give us a little bit more time to find our patterns. The team is working in a brandnew constellation right now. It takes some months to find through this scrub. As far as I perceive it, we are trying our best to have a balance between keeping the reins ...
by dude
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Dial back the moderation a notch please
Replies: 123
Views: 12495

Re: Dial back the moderation a notch please

Fair enough, Kim.
I'll go back over it and see if we can build a dialog.
by dude
Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:13 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Dial back the moderation a notch please
Replies: 123
Views: 12495

Re: Dial back the moderation a notch please

no evidence of that so far
by dude
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Dial back the moderation a notch please
Replies: 123
Views: 12495

Re: Dial back the moderation a notch please

If the managers show the slightest interest in talking about it, I'm there.
I am not optimistic.
by dude
Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Dial back the moderation a notch please
Replies: 123
Views: 12495

Re: Dial back the moderation a notch please

This board is now little more than frivolous chatter.
Anything of substance gives rise to disagreement, and the thread gets shut down.