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by narhwal90
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?
Replies: 35
Views: 1696

Re: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?

dont know, shows for me.. javascript blocker maybe? i can post links to jpg if that helps
by narhwal90
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?
Replies: 35
Views: 1696

Re: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?

I took a photo of the material from the book referencing the mudra, and the cover. I view the book as an general introduction to Shingon, perhaps enough to see if there is an attraction or no, but insufficient as a basis of practice. I found it helpful to gain some perspective on the school- to deta...
by narhwal90
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Post Truth World
Replies: 46
Views: 1078

Re: Post Truth World

Dictionary lists normal and ordinary as generally synonymous in adjective form. Thus the monsanto sprayed food is normal and ordinary in these times.

noun forms are different.

similarly abnormal and uncommon are themselves listed as synonymous in adjective form.
by narhwal90
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?
Replies: 35
Views: 1696

Re: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?

This one is approachable and presents the basics; https://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/mudra-japan.shtml I have a book on Shingon that goes through a half-dozen or so others, particularly associated with their school. I liked their lotus mudra and practiced with that for a while but found it wasn'...
by narhwal90
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?
Replies: 35
Views: 1696

Re: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?

big hello Deaf/blind here i have a karmic affinity towards nichiren shoshu im fluent in american sign language you can chant the entire Daimoku in ASL simply by using three signs one of which all who chant it know already Thats cool! I'd love to see it done someday. Is the signing done as a form of...
by narhwal90
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Difficulty Leaving the House
Replies: 27
Views: 763

Re: Difficulty Leaving the House

Anxiety is an interesting problem, having occasionally had difficulties with it as well. My experiences with dharma or dharma-adjacent groups varies quite a bit with respect to social engagement; ranging from full-on meeting-after-the-meeting with dizzying introductions and exchanges of phone #'s et...
by narhwal90
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Express your Zen in 10 words.
Replies: 44
Views: 1268

Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

sit amid the flames
sit amid the peace
just so
by narhwal90
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in a secularised world
Replies: 35
Views: 1120

Re: Buddhism in a secularised world

Perhaps part of what Q was getting at is the issues presented are "1st World Problems" eg something that upper middle class folks worry about because they don't have to worry about houses, food, medical care and so on. If secular buddhist practices help the homeless guy living in a cardboard box fre...
by narhwal90
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Letter to Sensei
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: Letter to Sensei

Nichiren specifically accepts recitation of the Lotus Sutra as an appropriate practice, and likewise accepts daimoku as a single practice as well. There is historical evidence for a variety of contemplative methods focussed on the Lotus Sutra, perhaps of Tendai origin that were accepted, some of whi...
by narhwal90
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in a secularised world
Replies: 35
Views: 1120

Re: Buddhism in a secularised world

I dont' know.. I'm not convinced that the "secularized" world is a special snowflake that makes spreading dharma fundamentally different than anywhere/anywhen else in the world. Opinions on rebirth are not unanimous in the Buddhist community, I would be inclined to bet they sometimes vary substantia...
by narhwal90
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in a secularised world
Replies: 35
Views: 1120

Re: Buddhism in a secularised world

Don't know about arrogant OTOH the author seems very attached to his ideas, that today's human experience of dharma is somehow different than "before". I'm not a fan of his assertion that today's practitioner has some particular disadvantages that Dogen or Milarepa might or might not have had to ove...
by narhwal90
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Hi

I think NSA, SGI and perhaps efforts in Japan also would have gone nowhere without the Women's Division. I think it remains true today, there is lots of talk from the Men's Division but look at the folks coming into the community centers to run the bookstores, clean, run the office and well more tha...
by narhwal90
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Incense
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Incense

Back in the old Nichiren Shoshu America days around here it was common to give new members "starter ash" from someone in their area- usually a local leader with whom they would practice. If nothing else a bed of ash makes it easier to reliably make more lol. Generally the ash would be given as part ...
by narhwal90
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi new member looking to answer questions about Buddhism I have some experience.
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Hi new member looking to answer questions about Buddhism I have some experience.

Personally I would like to hear more about the Catholic meditation methods- a good friend of mine follows the Rule of Benedict in a somewhat lightened householder form, he introduced me to various volunteer efforts at his church that I've gotten involved with. I don't attend services but I watch the...
by narhwal90
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 73
Views: 2740

Re: Secular Buddhism

Hey, parents... who's doing their best to raise Buddhists? If that doesn't happen, then Buddhism will never go native. We do. Same. Even from a secular basis I'm profoundly grateful for the methods of observing the mind- most helpful when faced with the teen girl volatility. Helps keep me sane, hel...
by narhwal90
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: What to do about doubts?
Replies: 15
Views: 1018

Re: What to do about doubts?

What to do about doubt? What to do about certainty...
by narhwal90
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 73
Views: 2740

Re: Secular Buddhism

Obligatory JP Sears;

by narhwal90
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to Read Sutras? Split from "is the tathagatagarbha true?"
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: How to Read Sutras? Split from "is the tathagatagarbha true?"

I read the sutras by picking up a translation of whichever i am interestrd in and reading it. often parts of them feel like a hallway of closed doors, so whatever.. practice some more, read some more and come back in a year. sometimes its still a hallway of closed doors sometimes my understanding is...
by narhwal90
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What was Nichiren's view on things such as filial piety?
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: What was Nichiren's view on things such as filial piety?

I can't speak to Confucian ethics, but Nichiren demonstrated profound dedication to his parents and mother, and to parents of his followers via a number of goshos. IIRC when his mother was on her deathbed he traveled to be with her.

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