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by narhwal90
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Shushogi
Replies: 19
Views: 497

Re: Shushogi

Is it not the case that the Shushogi is composed of excerpts from the Shobogenzo?
by narhwal90
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Curating the Vulture Peak silk.
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Curating the Vulture Peak silk.

was wondering about that also, no Taho for one thing. my vote is for sravakas.
by narhwal90
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 236
Views: 20081

Re: Random Thoughts

Why is it that goods transported by ship are called cargo but its considered shipping when the same goods are transported by car?

(alas I didnt think that one up myself)
by narhwal90
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Where to purchase Butsugu accessories.
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Where to purchase Butsugu accessories.

ive had mixed luck with inexpensive butsudans from ebay, biggest problem was hooks not on center which is a bit maddening when chanting lol. our sgi bookstore does have some decent butsudans without logos, but other altar accessories are fully logo'ed. sgi bookstore a good place for incense and cand...
by narhwal90
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ya don't say...
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Ya don't say...

Not convinced Q, aside from the oft-repeated philosophical arguments I dont see evidence that conscious is more significant than say chlorophyll- relatively, a locally important process but how special is unclear. I'm not taking a position on the question personally, just dont know much really. otoh...
by narhwal90
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hollibobs.
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Hollibobs.

In northern Scotland for another week... weather at home better than here alas :D OTOH from driving around here for a week it is clear the drivers in the DC metro area are a bunch of lunatics.. no horns here, patience being displayed, no riding on your bumper & flicking lights, no-one passing on the...
by narhwal90
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

Got your addr dpdx, Im in vacation but will be back in the states on the 16th will mail you the book then. I looked thru the new edition from the link, the biggest differences I saw were in the content of the prayers, though I didnt study the recitation sections closely. I still recite the NSA long ...
by narhwal90
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

I have a few from the old days, though they are NSA editions from the late 80's. Would be happy to mail you one?
by narhwal90
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Personal Note to the Nichiren Forum
Replies: 25
Views: 1048

Re: Personal Note to the Nichiren Forum

Sorry to butt in, but the conversation is interesting. I realize Nichiren is a "closed system" in some ways...but I have to say, half the SGI people I've known over the years I know because they also did other Buddhist stuff from time to time, how that would be received in their own communities I h...
by narhwal90
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: American Company’s Use of Buddhist Image Causes Uproar
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: American Company’s Use of Buddhist Image Causes Uproar

The design looks like it would afford a good grip, lots of opportunities for fingerholds. Climbers have their own perspective on such things.
by narhwal90
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tathagatagarbha and oppresion/social action
Replies: 18
Views: 560

Re: Tathagatagarbha and oppresion/social action

I'll have to dig for the citations, but Stone goes into some detail wrt variations of perpsectives whether practice was needed or not. As I understand it to get anywhere in Tendai you had to be nobility and/or powerful, so even given that both sides of the question were present at various places and...
by narhwal90
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation techniques taught in paid meditation apps vs real mediation
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Meditation techniques taught in paid meditation apps vs real mediation

Looked into the fancier meditation apps, went back to a simple app with nothing but a timer and a couple options for bells to mark start, midway, and conclusion. I use the app in applicable circumstances as a tool to time the session, not for entertainment or content. The various principles I concer...
by narhwal90
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Personal Note to the Nichiren Forum
Replies: 25
Views: 1048

Re: Personal Note to the Nichiren Forum

I owe Q a debt of gratitude for being the impetus to send me off into the sutras, to get serious. My daily practice is Nichiren but I read & study all over the place these days.
by narhwal90
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 2488

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

For my part it would be a privilege to sit down with a Muslim contemplative and talk schools and practices. Maybe attend one of their meditation practices, if suitable.
by narhwal90
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 2488

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

Sin is not karma for example. In the Abrahamic faiths, humans are simply punished by a god. The law of cause and effect is simply said to be the way things are, not the will of a god or Buddha. In addition, karma brings many more effects than just what you could equate to God's punishing of sins. F...
by narhwal90
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 25
Views: 899

Re: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims

lol one possible distinction is that I'm sitting on a cushion in one case and in the other walking around. but more seriously, one possbility is time on the cushion makes the bodhihsattva practice elsewhere possible; accordingly, a distinction between the two is expedient, showing a complementary re...
by narhwal90
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 25
Views: 899

Re: Split from When the Monks Met the Muslims

I take some instruction from the Nirvana Sutra; fascicle 7 page 206 from the BDK translation; The Bodhisattva has shown himself entering the shrines of certain deities and going forth to cultivate the path of other dharmas. He has made plain his understanding of the observances and ceremonies practi...
by narhwal90
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 2488

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

I had occasion to work with an ex-army infantryman- he got busted up in Iraq 2 and a sharp guy, and did actually receive a good bit of instruction in the Army. It was mostly military doctrine but we had a number of conversations tracing modern procedure and methods back through history; consideratio...
by narhwal90
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 2488

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

A short exposure to Catholic/Protestant contemplatives and the their practices used to handle and compose the mind shows we have more in common than may be evident, particularly when viewing the question from a belief perspective.
by narhwal90
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the best way to deal with a roommate who acts up (acting irritated)? Reward with attention or ignore?
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: What is the best way to deal with a roommate who acts up (acting irritated)? Reward with attention or ignore?

Moving out is one method, in the meantime it might be helpful to work out your own boundaries; what behavior is acceptable to you and what to do when they are violated- not something to control others with but so as to manage your own experience. Detaching when things get to your own comfort limits,...

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