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by Jechan
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Independent Nichiren Buddhists?
Replies: 54
Views: 7588

Re: Independent Nichiren Buddhists?

Hey sdaly1969, I saw in a post that you said you are leaning toward HBS? Thats great! Im a HBS practitioner and would love to answer any questions you may have. Just send me a PM if theres anything youd like to know. In the meantime check out this great blog by Ryosetsu Ikemoto, a young monk and att...
by Jechan
Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Sermon by 25th HBS Head Priest
Replies: 23
Views: 3320

Re: Sermon by 25th HBS Head Priest

dbusher wrote: Ikemoto is one of our young shoke priests. He has been helping in the translation of HBS materials. If you have an interest in learning more about HBS here in the US please let me know. We hold oko services in California, North Carolina and Arizona. We also have a small group that ho...
by Jechan
Wed May 06, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Reciting for a sick pet
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: Reciting for a sick pet

Help plant the cause of Buddhahood in your pets mind by chanting the Odaimoku of the Lotus Sutra:
Namu Myoho Renge Kyo!
by Jechan
Wed May 06, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Sermon by 25th HBS Head Priest
Replies: 23
Views: 3320

Sermon by 25th HBS Head Priest

Hi. Here is a sermon, with English subs, from the 25th Honmon Butsuryu Shu priest, Nichikai Yamauchi at Yuseiji Temple in Kyoto. Its very rare to see a HBS lecture with English subtitles! The topic is on provisions for the next life through chanting the Odaimoku. Enjoy. http://ryosetsu.com/?p=775 Na...
by Jechan
Sun May 03, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Medicine Master Sutra
Replies: 23
Views: 3413

Re: Medicine Master Sutra

Hi.
I have been practicing it the last year or so and I have had good results.
How have you been practicing it and what results gave you received?
by Jechan
Fri May 01, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Kathmandu-Pokhara earthquake
Replies: 9
Views: 1789

Re: Prayers for Kathmandu-Pokhara earthquake

By the meritorious power of the Primordial Dharma of the Primordial Land which i uphold and recite, may all the victims of the Nepal earthquake be reborn close to the Buddhas teachings and realize the enlightened state of Buddhahood.

Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
by Jechan
Fri May 01, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Religious transference: Nichiren Buddhism and Catholicism
Replies: 321
Views: 21692

Re: Religious transference: Nichiren Buddhism and Catholicis

Id have guess that if any sect is similar to Christianity it would be Jodo Shinshu. The whole trust in Amidas vows and promise of salvation and rebirth thing.
I cant make a comparison between Nichiren and other religions. Nichiren is Nichiren.

Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
by Jechan
Fri May 01, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: 'Worship Buddha Cure All Diseases'
Replies: 6
Views: 1368

Re: 'Worship Buddha Cure All Diseases'

Theres a difference between faith and stupidity. Im sure that any Buddha would recommend you seek professional medical help for sickness rather than doing what this man suggests.

Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
by Jechan
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How seriously do you take Nichiren's writings?
Replies: 23
Views: 2670

Re: How seriously do you take Nichiren's writings?

He specified that by "seriously" he means "literally" and that he's talking about the specific passages from the texts that threaten hell to Pure Land followers etc. It's pretty clear that he is not asking if Nichiren followers take Nichiren's writing seriously in general... Am I the only one who t...
by Jechan
Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How seriously do you take Nichiren's writings?
Replies: 23
Views: 2670

How seriously do you take Nichiren's writings?

Hi all,
In Nichirens many gosho there are constant references to other sects as being heretical, their members being condemned to the avici hell and admonishing believers of other sects.
It gets to be quite vicious in some instances.
How seriously, or literally, do you take it?

Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
by Jechan
Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: Hi

Good!
Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
by Jechan
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Slandering the Dharma
Replies: 18
Views: 2976

Re: Slandering the Dharma

Wow, such great replies. Thank you! It will take a while to understand all of this. So once exposed to the Practices of the Lotus Sutra and once having accepted them, to reject or abandon them can be construed as slander? At what point did you "accept and uphold" the teachings of the Lotus Sutra? Na...
by Jechan
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Drikungpa from MD
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Drikungpa from MD

Welcome, mate!
Im sure you will learn a lot here!

Namu Myoho Renge kyo!
by Jechan
Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Salt Lake City, Utah
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Greetings from Salt Lake City, Utah

Hi konchok namgyal!
Welcome to the forum. Please share your knowledge with us!
by Jechan
Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New York City
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: Hello from New York City

Welcome suki!
Its great that you have found a place where your questions can be answered. Im sure you will learn a lot here which will help you in your practices!
Namu Myoho Renge Kyo!
by Jechan
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Reciting Mantra & Dharani
Replies: 8
Views: 1298

Re: Reciting Mantra & Dharani

Hi, I like to recite in the language it originated from. The way the ancients recited them. As for the excerpts and other recitations of praise, invocation, etc, that I recite as part of my practice, I like to recite in English if Im doing it alone. That way it helps me internalise the meaning bette...
by Jechan
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Slandering the Dharma
Replies: 18
Views: 2976

Re: Slandering the Dharma

In the Honmon Butsuryu-shu as part of our litrugy we recite a small portion of the verse from Chapter 21 of the Lotus Sutra, which reads: As the bright light of the Sun and Moon Can clear away all darkness and obscurity, So this man, practicing in the world , Can extinguish the darkness of beings. H...
by Jechan
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Slandering the Dharma
Replies: 18
Views: 2976

Slandering the Dharma

Hi everyone. Those who do not believe this sūtra But slander it, Will destroy the seeds of Buddhahood When their present lives end, They will fall into the Avīci Hell. Most of us belong to different Lotus Sutra based sects with different emphasis on Dharma slander. Some sects may take quotes like th...
by Jechan
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Colorful Colorado
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: Greetings from Colorful Colorado

Hi and welcome!
You are lucky to live and practice is such a beautiful part of the world!
Enjoy your stay here.
Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
by Jechan
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Abhaya
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: Abhaya

Hi Abhaya.
Sounds like youve got some great experiences! Please share!
Namu Myoho Renge Kyo