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by narhwal90
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 54
Views: 879

Re: Dream Yoga

I summarize the dreams I remember, particularly if they are a recurring theme. lol, and/or when I remember to. Maybe a paragraph if they seem especially significant in some way.
by narhwal90
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 54
Views: 879

Re: Dream Yoga

I find journalling dreams helpful as well, particularly with respect to identifying and observing changes in recurring themes. I've only managed recognizing the dream story and interrupting it with practice a couple times. Perhaps more interesting though are those occasions when its possible to resp...
by narhwal90
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?
Replies: 14
Views: 833

Re: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

ah, that design brings back memories... 😄 minewent with me everywhere, furthest afield was a camp in backwoods Maine.. the altar table was a diy job from limbs from a local birch tree.

glad the gongyo made it safely almost sent the 1992 version but preferred the paper cover of this one
by narhwal90
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: An original Nichikan Gohonzon: anyone got a picture?
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: An original Nichikan Gohonzon: anyone got a picture?

Some gohonzon of this vintage from various of the schools appear on ebay occasionally. Provenance and authenticity would be of some concern for me but they are interesting to look at.
by narhwal90
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: What do you "see" when you meditate please
Replies: 14
Views: 351

Re: What do you "see" when you meditate please

Visually, if there is light in the room then I see the inside of my eyelids but am not focusing on it. Mentally, a stream of thoughts, associations, reflections, emotions, memories, perhaps fragments of imagery, all of which slowly settle down for the most part to permit a more sustained attention o...
by narhwal90
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A skeptic's musings on Buddhist practice
Replies: 15
Views: 431

Re: A skeptic's musings on Buddhist practice

OTOH if you all will pardon a Douglas Adams reference, when the various products and tendencies of the mind are occasionally revealed, perhaps the relevance of work ethic might have an analogy with the astronauts of Krikkit emerging from the dust cloud, witnessing the universe and the race collectiv...
by narhwal90
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Any independent Nichiren Buddhists here?
Replies: 25
Views: 663

Re: Any independent Nichiren Buddhists here?

Speaking as a 30+ year NSA then SGI member up to now, I would hesitate to suggest them as the most honest purveyor- they have their own official interpretations and methods, some of which I'm skeptical of. Likewise with respect to some of what I understand of some of the other Nichiren schools- but ...
by narhwal90
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 22
Views: 558

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

Far as I'm concerned, his request was to the addressee of the message, so such goshos would be as open to scrutiny, discussion and study as with any other.
by narhwal90
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 22
Views: 558

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

I first recognized Never Disparaging as someone to look more closely at in the 14 Slanders gosho ( https://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/wnd-1/Content/92 ). I find obscure goshos like this more illuminating and interesting than the oft quoted ones, even moreso with respect to the apparently endless con...
by narhwal90
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 22
Views: 558

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

I like "The Doctrine of Three Thousand Realms" gosho; https://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/wnd-2/Content/180 in it Nichiren goes to some lengths detailing his view of practice, and some of his thought behind how ichinen sanzen relates to the Lotus Sutra & daimoku. There are quite a few hints as to oth...
by narhwal90
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Shushogi
Replies: 19
Views: 654

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: 305

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: 20498

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: 225

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: 310

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: 230

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: 14
Views: 833

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: 14
Views: 833

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: 1149

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...

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