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by narhwal90
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Did Chi-i or tendai tradition recite NMHRK or lotus sutra title?
Replies: 16
Views: 210

Re: Did Chi-i or tendai tradition recite NMHRK or lotus sutra title?

I found the practice in the Los Angeles Zen Center instructions for sewing Okesa garments, though there are a number of different mantras that can be used for the purpose. I don't know its heritage beyond that, but it looks like there is a lot of history related to the sewing practice. I think the i...
by narhwal90
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Did Chi-i or tendai tradition recite NMHRK or lotus sutra title?
Replies: 16
Views: 210

Re: Did Chi-i or tendai tradition recite NMHRK or lotus sutra title?

NMHRK is also recited in some Soto Zen practice, though my impression its auxiliary. Perhaps thats related its Tendai heritage.
by narhwal90
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?
Replies: 39
Views: 846

Re: Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?

If there is Cold Mountain cosplay, I wonder what Nichiren cosplay looks like?
by narhwal90
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Actual proof
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: Actual proof

I would say actual proof is how the practice changes you. What happens with the fear, anger, judgement- how is wisdom & compassion manifest. I don't know what enlightenment is, I suppose I have buddha nature, but its really not the point, what is the point is that I need to be able to be comfortable...
by narhwal90
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?
Replies: 39
Views: 846

Re: Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?

Dharmajim articles from the coffeehouse;

http://pounceatron.dreamhosters.com/nic ... index.html

see the 1st item in the Commentaries section.
by narhwal90
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why care about future if there is no I? If There is no I what will rebirth?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Why care about future if there is no I? If There is no I what will rebirth?

Even if there is no rebirth of anything, heedless behavior uncaring about the future is likely to run afoul of the Precepts, Jewels, and Vows, increasing the suffering of those around you.
by narhwal90
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: mappo-last days of the law and optimism
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: mappo-last days of the law and optimism

I know a number of catholics and protestants, some have apocalyptic views others feel redeemed, some are tied up in knots over other folks behavior others gratefully live each day in the Presence. Perhaps its one of those things where just about anything you can say about it is true somewhere.
by narhwal90
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?
Replies: 39
Views: 846

Re: Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?

NIchiren adopted Zhiyi's view of the 5 Periods/8 Teachings, which as I understand it, was widely accepted in Tendai at the time- which makes the Lotus Sutra pre-eminent. In various of the gosho Nichiren discusses how daimoku is equivalent to reciting the sutra, and presents it as an ultimately effec...
by narhwal90
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

I know a number of SGI people who write to him regularly, similarly getting letters in return. The idea never appealed to me either. There is an undercurrent of concern about him around here also, to me it seems like uncertainty and fear. I wholeheartedly offer my prayers for him, but I'm also looki...
by narhwal90
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

http://thenichirenmandala.yolasite.com/ the index of Nichiren gohonzon is very interesting, they have a number of pdf's available freely available on a variety of topics that suggest independent and organized scholarship. The antecedents of workshop folks are obscure though. It would be very interes...
by narhwal90
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

lol, its been kind of creepy for me too, pretty much since day 1 in NSA back in the 80's. The mentor/disciple proposition was strong back then also, it seems more prominent in the last 20 years along with a decreased emphasis on detailed study of technical subjects; gosho, etc. The focus on Mr Ikeda...
by narhwal90
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is Buddhahood?
Replies: 14
Views: 531

Re: What is Buddhahood?

In SGI at least the game is "Human Revolution" ie the individual transforming him/herself, changing afflictions into strength and healing and thereby affecting the world. Enlightenment as a "goal" is not the point- the win is here and now, in this body and in this life. Accordingly the exemplars are...
by narhwal90
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: NMHRK-5 principles of name, essence, quality, function, and teaching
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: NMHRK-5 principles of name, essence, quality, function, and teaching

Cool, thanks Seishin- I think I was imprecise above. Given Nichiren is quoting Zhiyi, I think I'd rather propose that recitation of daimoku as a efficacious practice was known but not taught by Zhiyi, Nagarjuna et al because the time for such a practice had not yet arrived.
by narhwal90
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: NMHRK-5 principles of name, essence, quality, function, and teaching
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: NMHRK-5 principles of name, essence, quality, function, and teaching

Subject to Q's expert correction, Nichiren gave the characters the significance & expounded the principle. He asserts that prior to this notables such as Nagarjuna and Tien'tai also understood the significance but did not expound since it was not yet the time for such a teaching. I've always wondere...
by narhwal90
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gohonzon for sale at Walmart?
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Gohonzon for sale at Walmart?

Thats an unusual design, on the left somewhat reminiscent of the daimoku carved in stone. Can anyone more cognizant than I comment on the design/layout? Perhaps it has associations with one of the more obscure schools... Given that the Independents are known for DIY gohonzon, this might be an upgrad...
by narhwal90
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Reaching Eagle Peak
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: Reaching Eagle Peak

I sure envy your command of the goshos Q... is all that off the top of your head? Its a laborious google exercise for me...
by narhwal90
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do Nichiren Buddhists pray for others?
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Do Nichiren Buddhists pray for others?

We chant and pray for others in SGI as well.
by narhwal90
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is Buddhahood?
Replies: 14
Views: 531

Re: What is Buddhahood?

According to Nichiren, is Buddhahood something everyone can achieve in their lifetime? And are there stories of people who removed all their fundamental ignorance by practicing the daimoku? Nichiren's letters to various of his followers are often taken as examples of practice & conduct, but as far ...

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