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by Shingyo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Twenty Important Principles of the Lotus Sutra acknowledged by Nichiren
Replies: 26
Views: 2686

Re: The Twenty Important Principles of the Lotus Sutra acknowledged by Nichiren

Thank you! I’m not sure why that discussion never showed up in my searches. I’ll look for that goibun when I have a minute. Not a problem at all. I enjoy those kind of things. I had to sign in to Yahoo Groups for the post to be visible. Before that, I only found the link to that post through some o...
by Shingyo
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Twenty Important Principles of the Lotus Sutra acknowledged by Nichiren
Replies: 26
Views: 2686

Re: The Twenty Important Principles of the Lotus Sutra acknowledged by Nichiren

This is an old thread, but I’m wondering where this list comes from. I didn't know either so I did some digging and came across this from a Yahoo Group here: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/irgosho/conversations/topics/9670 The 20 important things ND mentioned here is from "Hokke Mongu Ki" ( th...
by Shingyo
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Honen or Shinran?
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Honen or Shinran?

As for Sanjin/Shinjin... I am not certain whether they are ultimately different words for the same thing (I genuinely have no clue, I need more study) but your explanation really makes sense to me. To make a selection of essential passages from the Collection of Liturgical Passages: Second [of the ...
by Shingyo
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Honen or Shinran?
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Honen or Shinran?

Astus, I get what you are saying completely and I think that is a fantastic summary of the two. :smile: SonamTashi, I can definitely agree with you about Honen being an easier read. Don't get me wrong, I fell in love with the writings of Shinran. As for you bringing up the interpretations of Modern ...
by Shingyo
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Honen or Shinran?
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Honen or Shinran?

Get Promise of Amida as soon as you can. The first 100 or so pages can be a slog, but the shorter letters opened Honen's teaching up to me. It's the book I always turn to in difficult times. Much more approachable than the Senchakushu. I am working on getting it currently. I am quite broke currentl...
by Shingyo
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Honen or Shinran?
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Honen or Shinran?

Thank you SO much Tatsuo! That is the kind of response I was really hoping/waiting for. It matches with some of what I have been reading so far in the Senchaku Hongan Nembutsu Shu, in contrast with the writings of Shinran. I admit, the more I read Honen, the more I really am swayed towards Jodo Shu....
by Shingyo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Honen or Shinran?
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Honen or Shinran?

I need a bit of help please. I have been quite enamored with Jodo Shin Shu and the writings of Shinran, as well as Rennyo. I kind of went all in you could say. I know that Shinran felt he wasn't really introducing anything "new" into his Pure Land teachings, yet there is seemingly a definite divide ...
by Shingyo
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderator: Monlam Tharchin
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: New Moderator: Monlam Tharchin

Welcome!
I sincerely wish you well. :twothumbsup:
by Shingyo
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Physiological suffering and implications for Buddhist path?
Replies: 22
Views: 1446

Re: Physiological suffering and implications for Buddhist path?

I am in agreement with steveb1. Also consider that maybe the English word "suffering" is not wholly descriptive of the meaning of dukkha. Lastly, a fixation on the material world is the zeitgeist of our contemporary milieu, but my understanding is that Dharma is concerned with that which is neither...
by Shingyo
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Paul Roberts
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: Paul Roberts

Yes, unfortunately the news is indeed true. I'm a member of his Yahoo Shin Buddhist group, and it has been the primary discussion for the past couple days.
by Shingyo
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Study Group?
Replies: 20
Views: 2211

Re: Study Group?

I would certainly love to follow along/participate in that. :applause:

:namaste:
by Shingyo
Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question of the Ongi Kuden...
Replies: 15
Views: 1907

Re: Question of the Ongi Kuden...

I haven't read it, but I've heard from my Nichiren Shu teachers is that it's fine to study it, but take it with a grain of salt since it may or may not actually be Nichiren's teaching. Personally, I'd be curious to take a look at it. Thank you for that markatex. :-) I had heard that some if not all...
by Shingyo
Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question of the Ongi Kuden...
Replies: 15
Views: 1907

Question of the Ongi Kuden...

Hello there. :smile: I know there is at least one person here who seems to have no love for the Ongi Kuden, however I am wondering what the consensus is of this text? Is there useful information that can be gleaned from it? Is it something important someone should study and incorporate? Or should I ...
by Shingyo
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question concerning NBAA and the Eternal Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 1954

Re: Question concerning NBAA and the Eternal Buddha

Hello there, Nichiren Shoshu member here. There are many interpretations of the Buddha. It is the impermanence and openness of that definition that spans centuries of Buddhist studies. ... Hiya gohonzon! :smile: I greatly appreciate all of the information you gave me. I fully admit to being ignoran...
by Shingyo
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question concerning NBAA and the Eternal Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 1954

Re: Question concerning NBAA and the Eternal Buddha

No worries Queequeg. You were plenty helpful. :smile: I admit I do hope others chime in with their opinions on the chart if they have seen it before, or looked through it more. And please understand, while I did use the phrase "like some force that permeates all existence" for their view of the Budd...
by Shingyo
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question concerning NBAA and the Eternal Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 1954

Re: Question concerning NBAA and the Eternal Buddha

Welcome back! If you wish to look at the chart in more detail OMG; TL;DR. That wall of text is not inviting. The eternal nature of life as revealed in the 16th chapter of the Lotus Sutra. In other words, the Buddha nature inherent in all living beings, including ourselves and every other living thi...
by Shingyo
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question concerning NBAA and the Eternal Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 1954

Question concerning NBAA and the Eternal Buddha

Hello all! It has been a couple years since I have been back here. Truth-be-told, life happened and I veered away from Buddhism entirely. Well, within the last couple weeks, I have come back to my practice of NMRK and I feel better with myself and my place in life more than I have in a long time. Al...
by Shingyo
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question about current SGI Gohonzon
Replies: 94
Views: 11748

Re: Question about current SGI Gohonzon

I admit that I don't know much about that gohonzon, but for the Eye Opening Ceremony, you can use the link Myoho-Nameless gave me in the thread regarding the Independent gohonzon...
http://nichirendaishoninsbuddhism.weebly.com/

I hope this helps.

:namaste:
by Shingyo
Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Indepent/Prayer Gohonzon question
Replies: 13
Views: 2233

Re: Indepent/Prayer Gohonzon question

That is the website that got me interested in Nichiren Buddhism, as well as made me aware of it. I would read it in chunks whilst doing my online math homework back in the spring of 2010. It has moved, here it is now http://nichirendaishoninsbuddhism.weebly.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);ret...
by Shingyo
Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Indepent/Prayer Gohonzon question
Replies: 13
Views: 2233

Re: Indepent/Prayer Gohonzon question

BTW... by asking about the eye-opening ceremony on that site, I am not endorsing the overall content of the site. I am merely curious about the the EO cerermony that is offered and the possibility that if a person who came across it who wanted to, could do the ceremony without a priest. :-)

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