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by narhwal90
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is being part of Nichiren sect a requirement to be a Nichiren Buddhist?
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Is being part of Nichiren sect a requirement to be a Nichiren Buddhist?

I don't think its a requirement, but it is nice to have people to practice with. The Nichiren Coffeehouse pages that Don Ross set up have quite a bit of info about the independent practitioners and what they got up to. I suppose there are many out there, working off email lists and personal relation...
by narhwal90
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is anyone here familiar with Reiyukai?
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Is anyone here familiar with Reiyukai?

Sounds like it- no temple/lineage affiliation as such that I came across- though I did find a reference in the Coffeehouse pages that Don Ross made at least a few copies of the Prayer Gohonzon for Reiyukai members. https://pounceatron.dreamhosters.com/nichirenscoffeehouse.net/GohonzonShu/037.html As...
by narhwal90
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: This simply doesn't make any sense.....
Replies: 33
Views: 914

Re: This simply doesn't make any sense.....

Thanks for your time all clarification welcomed! :namaste: The problem lies in the fact that you appear to be asking random strangers on the internet for help with your study and practice, when in fact you should be finding and talking to a Soto Zen teacher! Try to find a centre in your area ,or a ...
by narhwal90
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Nichiren Shu Gongyo prayer
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Nichiren Shu Gongyo prayer

:thumbsup: but where'd you find it? I ran thru my Shodaigyo book , some of the prayers touched on similar topics but that concise list was not present...
by narhwal90
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: From Atheism to Nichiren Shoshu
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: From Atheism to Nichiren Shoshu

I've had a similar reaction pretty much since day 1 in NSA and stil in SGI 30-some years later. The recommendation was always "chant about it" but there was never a 'click' where everything became obvious- where I suddenly developed the certainty that some seem to have. Even now in discussion meetin...
by narhwal90
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: 6 senior priests / why?
Replies: 67
Views: 760

Re: 6 senior priests / why?

I'm with Q on this- instead of re-hashing other people's dead words and re-fighting the centuries old battles of who said what who is right and who is wrong, put your money where your mouth is, get real and buy the Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop books- read up on all the lineages, all the gohonzons...
by narhwal90
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Seems Gakki study department has changed it's tune
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: Seems Gakki study department has changed it's tune

The 2nd paragraph of the 1st prayer of the SGI liturgy states "I offer my profound gratitude and appreciation to Nichiren Daishonin, the Buddha of the Latter Day of the Law" - quoted from the SGI app on my phone. Your conclusion might be a bit hasty- this language has been around since the 80's at l...
by narhwal90
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: NMHRK is a mantra or not
Replies: 42
Views: 851

Re: NMHRK is a mantra or not

Not sure of the distinctions between lamps and flames here, a wide variety of lamps can present bulb surface temperaturea as high as a candle flame, or even higher. Some searchlights are capable of igniting an entire sheet of newspaper held in front of the lens. the point being analogies with respec...
by narhwal90
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Buildings at Taisekiji
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Buildings at Taisekiji

Never heard of the unopened gate before, that is really cool- I love the idea :) Thanks for posting the pics!
by narhwal90
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon
Replies: 61
Views: 720

Re: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon

Personally, I'm grateful N.Shoshu folks are on here posting, especially the recent photos. If it were not for N.Shoshu, very likely I never would have been exposed to buddhism, or at the very least it would have happened much later. Therefore, I owe them a debt of gratitude.
by narhwal90
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon
Replies: 61
Views: 720

Re: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon

you have every right to accuse me of getting this idea from gakki or whoever.it's a free world..but i did not come to this conclusion based on gakki or NSA..i'm actually Canadian and never went to NSA meetings.. The concept is from my own understanding of what we do..you are Namu'ing the gohonzon.....
by narhwal90
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon
Replies: 61
Views: 720

Re: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon

I haven't made myself clear... everything that you chant to you become like...yes no...chant to a fox and what happens? There are people in Japan especially business men who prefer chanting to a fox.. so we chant to Gohonzon to develop those qualities that lay latent or almost latent inside us.. li...
by narhwal90
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon
Replies: 61
Views: 720

Re: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon

I haven't made myself clear... everything that you chant to you become like...yes no...chant to a fox and what happens? There are people in Japan especially business men who prefer chanting to a fox.. so we chant to Gohonzon to develop those qualities that lay latent or almost latent inside us.. li...
by narhwal90
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon
Replies: 61
Views: 720

Re: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon

reading this , not completely, i came to the conclusion that knocking the Daigohonzon is like a trick of Mara.. I will be more careful in future . It's the emphasis that this Gohonzon has some sort of special power implied. Now thats the real problem for me... reading this ...then coming back and s...
by narhwal90
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon
Replies: 61
Views: 720

Re: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon

The Nichiren Mandala Workshop has a paper regarding the N.Shoshu Dai-Gohonzon, including a close examination of its design in relation to other original gohonzons including forensic examination of its style, as well as a presentation of relevant gosho and other documentation; https://nichirenmandal...
by narhwal90
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon
Replies: 61
Views: 720

Re: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon

The Nichiren Mandala Workshop has a paper regarding the N.Shoshu Dai-Gohonzon, including a close examination of its design in relation to other original gohonzons including forensic examination of its style, as well as a presentation of relevant gosho and other documentation; https://nichirenmandala...
by narhwal90
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 40
Views: 565

Re: What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?

My take on it is the sutras point to the dharma but are not it. If you are looking for the ultimate teaching in which to reside you will probably be searching for a long time. OTOH it might be productive to read those other sutras, see how meaningful they are to you in terms of practice; meaning, wh...
by narhwal90
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Gongyo
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Gongyo

That is a cool pic! Thanks :) :twothumbsup:
by narhwal90
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Incense burners
Replies: 20
Views: 599

Re: Incense burners

I beg pardon for intruding, but getting the entire stick to burn is a thing in Nichiren-land sometimes. The burners I'm familiar with are a open-top box, the stick is lit (usually 3 of them), and laid flat on the accumulated ashes. Sand or salt as a starter is a bit of a pain, tending to extinguish ...
by narhwal90
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 192
Views: 18065

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

Same here- I hope the poster can present the substantial differences.

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