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by narhwal90
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Piercing the empty sky
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Piercing the empty sky

My doctrine makes no distinction
between high and low, rich and poor.
It is like the sky, it has room for all.
Like water, it washes all alike.”
― Layman Pang
by narhwal90
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How are you?
Replies: 14
Views: 249

Re: How are you?

Pretty well; got my buddy's old rusty-a$$ '92 CB750 running yesterday after a full carburetor overhaul another step towards getting it out of my backyard, dropping off the repaired motor for a elderly neighbor's bandsaw in 20 mins or so... 2 for 2 so far for this weekend :)
by narhwal90
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: why i stopped a daily Nichirenesque practice
Replies: 35
Views: 1425

Re: why i stopped a daily Nichirenesque practice

Minobu, long time no mess with!!! great to see you back posting :)
by narhwal90
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?
Replies: 48
Views: 985

Re: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?

IIRC, but please correct me if I'm mistaken, but Nichiren did countenance statues as the object of devotion, which was part of the basis of the disagreement between Niko and Nikko.
by narhwal90
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 27
Views: 1040

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

The split was very traumatic, entire families who had been practicing in (then NSA) left for the temple, it literally tore the organization apart. Many of the pioneer members and others really took it hard when the Sho Hondo was demolished- they had put their heart and soul in to the fundraising and...
by narhwal90
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 27
Views: 1040

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

There have been 3 presidents since Mr Ikeda served in that capacity. Organizationally it will be business as usual though how the fault lines play out is another question.
by narhwal90
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Creating an alternative/how to move forward
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Creating an alternative/how to move forward

Far as i'm concerned theres nothing wrong with studying as you please in and out of sgi. i've been sharing stuff from "outside" with other members, one to one- some of them leaders. its been well accepted, i think quite a few people are interested in dharma beyond the usual.
by narhwal90
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?
Replies: 28
Views: 411

Re: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?

In my view its about obscuration of buddha nature, which the practice helps us remove. The obscurations lead to actions that perpetuate suffering and so on. Nichiren's 14 Slanders gosho suggests an attitude towards others, respecting their own buddha nature. The Lotus Sutra has other examples in a s...
by narhwal90
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?
Replies: 28
Views: 411

Re: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?

I'm sorry, I may come across as clueless and I'm very much trying to educate myself. I read the first sokahumanism article and I see there are critiques of the article. I however did resonate with the idea that Nichiren declared that ordinary human beings are themselves the Buddha. But I didn't tak...
by narhwal90
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Dangers of Marijuana
Replies: 19
Views: 625

Re: Dangers of Marijuana

Marijuana Anonymous exists for a reason, habitual use turning into addiction is definitely a thing. Maybe not as dangerous as alcohol but there will be casualties and collateral injury.
by narhwal90
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?
Replies: 16
Views: 371

Re: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?

Heres a site with a number of mudras; http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/mudra-japan.shtml Tamasaki's book on Shingon documents an alternative form of lotus mudra where the palms from both halves of a cup, with fingers extended and touching at the tips with thumbs parallel & pressed together, the...
by narhwal90
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?
Replies: 28
Views: 411

Re: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?

Here's an example of something involving some scholarship, from the coffeehouse pages;

http://pounceatron.dreamhosters.com/nic ... ature.html
by narhwal90
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?
Replies: 28
Views: 411

Re: Let's Discuss - Is Nichiren Hombutsu?

Yeah I've found it painful reading both from a scholarship and sectarianism standpoint. I looked up the sokahumanism.com domain, looks like its registered to somebody in Melbourne, Australia - so perhaps not official SGI Japan.
by narhwal90
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo recitation from memory or from book
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Gongyo recitation from memory or from book

Thats right, B as the text portion of Juryo, SGI does not recite it.
by narhwal90
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the best way to deal with a boss who likes to give long-winded lectures and can be condescending and nagging?
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: What is the best way to deal with a boss who likes to give long-winded lectures and can be condescending and nagging

Certainly chanting for his happiness is appropriate, but it could also be productive to look into what you might be holding onto in the situation.
by narhwal90
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo recitation from memory or from book
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Gongyo recitation from memory or from book

I worked at doing B from memory back in the old days but would often get stuck in a loop somewhere deep in. From time to time I try it out using my old NSA book, still just as tongue twisting as ever lol.
by narhwal90
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo recitation from memory or from book
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Gongyo recitation from memory or from book

I've passed thru the turning point of being able to recite gongyo from memory instead of the book a couple times now. Its gratifying in a way but was much tougher in the old days when gongyo included the entire Juryo chapter instead of just the verse portion. I was wondering how others in the Nichir...
by narhwal90
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sedona/Flagstaff
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: Sedona/Flagstaff

A different tradition and not so near Sedona but if you happen to pass thru Phoenix theres Haku-un-ji, perhaps worth a visit; http://www.zenarizona.com/ really nice & serious practitioners there and a full schedule of morning and evening sessions, cordially welcomed me as a guest drop-in a while back.
by narhwal90
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What does it mean, "All other Buddhas are followers of Shakyamuni Buddha?
Replies: 141
Views: 8784

Re: What does it mean, "All other Buddhas are followers of Shakyamuni Buddha?

"Works" for me, means the practice helps separate me from anger, judgement, fear, attachment, occupies my attention & interest, keeps me focused on the Lotus Sutra and gets me more involved with other people and isolation is reduced. Zen study & practice does too. I meet weekly with a meditation gro...
by narhwal90
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Quit Chanting
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: Quit Chanting

Personally I think so. Back in the old NSA days as an itinerant student I would enshrine and take down my gohonzon several times/year, with occasional short-term storage- many others did too. As long as the storage space is dry and out of harms way, perhaps in a respectable place (eg not stuffed in ...

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