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by robban
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Dragon kings daughter
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Dragon kings daughter

Thanks Queequeg! I really enjoy reading your inputs.
Your knowledge and inputs on Dharmawheel is really important to me (and to others).
by robban
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Dragon kings daughter
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Dragon kings daughter

Interesting reading(got to this part): "The vision manifested by the Dragon Princess should be understood in the same way as the Goddess’ sex change. As Zhiyi made clear, the princess did not need to abandon her body and take up another body, even if it were the body of a Buddha. However, to emancip...
by robban
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Being reborn back to now
Replies: 11
Views: 1039

Re: Being reborn back to now

These are fine words: "If someone is capable of embracing the Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful Law, know that such a person is an envoy of the Buddha who thinks with pity of living beings. Those who are capable of embracing the Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful Law relinquish their claim to the pure land and...
by robban
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Deity/god
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: Deity/god

From time to time i sense a "divine" feeling going through my body. It makes me feel warm, filled with love and at that moment all my worries are gone.
Unfortunately the feeling goes away rather quickly.
Anyway, it's a overwhelming feeling :)
by robban
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Dragon kings daughter
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Dragon kings daughter

I often read and hear that the Lotus sutra teaches us that enlightenment are for us all, whether you are a male or female. But when the dragon kings daughter become enlightened she first turns into a man. What does that really tells us? "At that time the members of the assembly all saw the dragon gi...
by robban
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Deity/god
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: Deity/god

Thanks!!
by robban
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Deity/god
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Deity/god

I was reading the translators note in the nichirenlibrary website. I've read about Nichiren praying to all sorts of bodhisattvas och deities for protection. Did he really believe that the excistence of heavenly gods, dragons were real. Attending SGI meeting i have gotten the explaination that for ex...
by robban
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: "Flirting" with SGI: any suggestions/guidance?
Replies: 137
Views: 11824

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

dharmapdx wrote:By that standard there are far more dumb people in China.
Please explain
by robban
Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: "Flirting" with SGI: any suggestions/guidance?
Replies: 137
Views: 11824

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

I have always wondered why, if we are so stupid, the rest of the world cannot get enough of our popular culture, our name brands, and so many people want to move to this country. I have also wondered how it is that people who accuse us of being stupid seem to forget that we are a country of immigra...
by robban
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: "Flirting" with SGI: any suggestions/guidance?
Replies: 137
Views: 11824

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

illarraza wrote: illarraza proud to be stupid:
"

Ill, i'm glad you are admitting it! Good for you.
by robban
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: "Flirting" with SGI: any suggestions/guidance?
Replies: 137
Views: 11824

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

So you know, me the poster was just being sarcastic about the stupid thing (maybe i should write this the next time:)
The point was that it's ignorant to make the assumption that only because there is one imbecile means that all are imbeciles.
by robban
Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: "Flirting" with SGI: any suggestions/guidance?
Replies: 137
Views: 11824

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

It's interesting to read all of your insights. Naturally the SGI isn't perfect. Hardly no organisation is but they make a positive difference for alot of people. There is alot of suffering in this world and people need organisations like SGI. Many people on this forum and other forums seem to forget...
by robban
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Jesus on the Nichiren Buddhist altar?
Replies: 44
Views: 5374

Re: Jesus on the Nichiren Buddhist altar?

I'm sure Ehrman is superb in his work but i get a little bit suspicous when theres testimonials on a blog. Its not enough with what he writes, he has to have people telling people how great he is. Just a thought. I'm swedish. Oh, hehe, I quite agree his ego is inflated. Try Burton Mack then, he equ...
by robban
Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Jesus on the Nichiren Buddhist altar?
Replies: 44
Views: 5374

Re: Jesus on the Nichiren Buddhist altar?

I'm sure Ehrman is superb in his work but i get a little bit suspicous
when theres testimonials on a blog.
Its not enough with what he writes, he has to have people telling people how great he is.

Just a thought.

I'm swedish.
by robban
Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Jesus on the Nichiren Buddhist altar?
Replies: 44
Views: 5374

Re: Jesus on the Nichiren Buddhist altar?

A quick look at Barts blog.
I bet he loves being in the spotlight :bow:
by robban
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Jesus on the Nichiren Buddhist altar?
Replies: 44
Views: 5374

Re: Jesus on the Nichiren Buddhist altar?

You do realize that the historical Jesus was a marginal prophet who preached the end of the world. His followers thought he was the Jewish Messiah and he'd return bringing the literal end of the world. Didn't happen...a lot of sycretization with the polytheistic Greek and Roman religion occurred wi...
by robban
Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Lotus sutra
Replies: 33
Views: 3108

Re: The Lotus sutra

Why Watson's translation? Of the English versions, the BDK or Hurvitz translations are considered better technical translations. The people we associate with have a profound effect on us - much deeper than most of us ever realize. If you associate closely with those of wrong views, those wrong view...
by robban
Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Jesus on the Nichiren Buddhist altar?
Replies: 44
Views: 5374

Re: Jesus on the Nichiren Buddhist altar?

I see Jesus as a enlightened man, not a son of a god. Jesus was like the Buddha in many ways. (According to scriptures he may have met Buddhist monks) He met people, he knew their desires, attachments and weaknesses. He gave them ways to end their sufferings. I would never put a statue of Jesus in m...
by robban
Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Persecution at Tatsunokuchi
Replies: 13
Views: 689

The Persecution at Tatsunokuchi

Nichiren, the Buddha of the Latter Day of the Law. In the gosho "The Persecution at Tatsunokuchi" we learn that Nichiren is very literal regarding the Lotus sutra and he uses, i think, almost a fanatic approach. "How many are the places where I have thrown away my life in past existences for the sak...
by robban
Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Clarification On Attainment
Replies: 19
Views: 1882

Re: Clarification On Attainment

I started a new topic about the bodhissatva state and i have the same question about buddhahood and becomong a buddha.

When you've reached the state of buddhahood, are you a Buddha then?