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by dharmapdx
Mon May 27, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Clear diagram of Chinese characters on Gohonzon?
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Clear diagram of Chinese characters on Gohonzon?

bluzzo wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 4:36 am
I don't think it is clearer, but here is a diagram and explanation of the Nittatsu Gohonzon. https://udumbarafoundation.org/files/GO ... -20172.pdf
Thank you. 🙏🙏🙏
by dharmapdx
Fri May 24, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Clear diagram of Chinese characters on Gohonzon?
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Clear diagram of Chinese characters on Gohonzon?

I’m looking for a diagram of the Gohonzon in clearly printed Chinese characters. You see, I recently came upon a Nittatsu Gohonzon, and it means a lot to me that I can actually read the clearly written characters “na-mu-myo-ho-renge-kyo” down the center. I thought it would be great to be able to re...
by dharmapdx
Thu May 23, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Clear diagram of Chinese characters on Gohonzon?
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Clear diagram of Chinese characters on Gohonzon?

There are 2 coffeehouse pages that might help; http://pounceatron.dreamhosters.com/nichirenscoffeehouse.net/ShuteiMandala/index.html and http://pounceatron.dreamhosters.com/nichirenscoffeehouse.net/GohonzonShu/037.html If you're inclined to spend some money on it, the Mandala Workshop books go into...
by dharmapdx
Thu May 23, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Clear diagram of Chinese characters on Gohonzon?
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Clear diagram of Chinese characters on Gohonzon?

I’m looking for a diagram of the Gohonzon in clearly printed Chinese characters. You see, I recently came upon a Nittatsu Gohonzon, and it means a lot to me that I can actually read the clearly written characters “na-mu-myo-ho-renge-kyo” down the center. I thought it would be great to be able to rea...
by dharmapdx
Fri May 10, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Surprises in Buddhism?
Replies: 73
Views: 5843

Re: Surprises in Buddhism?

This thread popped into my head today. It’s been a while…. Can’t believe I wasn’t able to express it this succinctly. This is all I was trying to say: * I thought Buddhism would “enlighten” people to want to relinquish social rank, only to realize that many people who practice Buddhism do so precise...
by dharmapdx
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Etsy Gohonzon store: what do y’all think?
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Etsy Gohonzon store: what do y’all think?

Object to what? Just the fact that he sells them? Is he just selling them to anyone who wants one? I'm not sure I care for that, if that's the case, but there isn't much anyone can do about it. Not all of what is on his site would be suitable honzons for a Nichiren practitioner, but that's neither ...
by dharmapdx
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Etsy Gohonzon store: what do y’all think?
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Etsy Gohonzon store: what do y’all think?

I’m a neutral observer here. No judgement on my part. The only reason I ask what others think of this, is because I’ve never seen this before. The owner of this shop seems to be a nice guy, and he says he is with Nichiren Shu. I suppose I’m a little surprised that a Nichiren Shu minister wouldn’t ob...
by dharmapdx
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I want a Nittatsu gohonzon!
Replies: 33
Views: 2925

Re: I want a Nittatsu gohonzon!

Amazing. Wish I could afford this, over $2,500: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-RARE-SCAR ... 3601257497



I almost feel like it shouldn’t be for sale on eBay, but should be in some kind of museum.
by dharmapdx
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Quit Chanting
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Quit Chanting

The_Wonderer wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:01 pm
Hi All,

I quit chanting few months back. I want to know is it OK keep Gohonzon rolled up (in a case) in a cabinet. I really do not want to dis-respect anything.

Thanks

You can send it to me if you want.
by dharmapdx
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 1297

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

Not surprisingly, given the complexity of this issue, I think there have been some misunderstandings…. 1. I am fully aware that there are translations in the liturgy book. I know what the sutra means in English. 2. I actually enjoy chanting in shindoku/onyomi/kambun https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan...
by dharmapdx
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 1297

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

I was paraphrasing what the author of this article wrote: https://www.patheos.com/resources/additional-resources/2010/07/heresy-and-the-future-of-japanese-buddhism-in-hawaii My apology. He didn’t actually refer to Shindoku as a “mutant language,” but as “mumbo-jumbo” — which actually sounds worse. I...
by dharmapdx
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 1297

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

”Thirdly, the rituals, and especially their languages, remain aesthetically beautiful but often have no communicable meaning. Sutras written in classical Chinese are chanted with Japanese pronunciations that constitute a special language of its own, being neither Japanese nor Chinese. For many (inc...
by dharmapdx
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 1297

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

"modern", in linguistics is a very vague term. Shakespeare is "modern" English, for instance. You knew what I meant though. Consider modern vernacular English vs formal English. I just got hired at a court transcriptionist office, and the difference is striking. Right down to simple differences lik...
by dharmapdx
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 1297

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

No. Not spoken Japanese. But it is modern Japanese. The Japanese language never fails to confuse me…. I remember being a little boy in Japan and being confused by the fact that apparently there were three written forms of the Japanese alphabet. May I ask … how can it be modern Japanese if it isn’t ...
by dharmapdx
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 1297

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

I think this is just another example of how Japanese Buddhism simply has not been 'translated' very well to make sense in Western culture. Linguistics is a huge part of this, but I think it goes beyond that even. And translations often seem.. "off". The priests that bring Nichiren Buddhism here (re...
by dharmapdx
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 1297

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

My mother actually joined Nichiren Shōshū in the 1970s, but she became frustrated when no one could explain to her what exactly it was that she was chanting. Apparently, they said to her, “It doesn’t matter what it means….” My mother left shortly thereafter. Maybe some things run in the family, as I...
by dharmapdx
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 1297

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

If this is the modern Nichiren Shu standard service, it has a mix of both modern Japanese and some Shindoku (which is classical Chinese with Japanese pronunciation). Usually the prayers are done in Japanese while the actual Sutra recitation and Daimoku are in Shindoku. So is this — “Kaikyoge” from ...
by dharmapdx
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 1297

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

If this is the modern Nichiren Shu standard service, it has a mix of both modern Japanese and some Shindoku (which is classical Chinese with Japanese pronunciation). Usually the prayers are done in Japanese while the actual Sutra recitation and Daimoku are in Shindoku. So is this — “Kaikyoge” from ...

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