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by The Cicada
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?
Replies: 13
Views: 295

Re: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?

Queequeg wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:15 pm
I deeply respect you. I dare not belittle you. Why is this? Because all of you practice the bodhisattva path, and will become buddhas.
🙏
A backhanded blessing, Q.
by The Cicada
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?
Replies: 13
Views: 295

Re: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?

Queequeg wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:28 pm
Maybe strive to see yourself and your parent for what you both really are.
Which is?
by The Cicada
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: oldest, dateable depiction of the Buddha in human form
Replies: 24
Views: 544

Re: oldest, dateable depiction of the Buddha in human form

I found these interesting. Tangentially related.

by The Cicada
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Russia
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: Hello from Russia

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:23 am
I actually dislike Athens as a city. I can't spend more than five days there. I've gotten used to the idyllic country life of the island of Lesbos.
Sounds idyllic. How's the cuisine?
by The Cicada
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What's the best book on Nichiren Buddhism you can recommend?
Replies: 18
Views: 841

Re: What's the best book on Nichiren Buddhism you can recommend?

dude wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:01 am
I'd recommend reading the Lotus Sutra
by The Cicada
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 6232

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Conspiracy theories are nice because even if one is powerless, at least someone is in charge. I think there might be something to these theories. For example, on multiple occasions I've had individuals in strangely marked vehicles wearing uniforms stop me to ask me bizarre questions. They often hav...
by The Cicada
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 6232

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

There is the power to get paid. Millions if you want. To make or ruin careers. Have minor but in the end meaningless efects on policy. The problem being parties are compromised. Money has taken control behind the scenes and intelligent polices are impossible to implement because oligarchs have thie...
by The Cicada
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 54
Views: 4074

Re: Two months of writing.

The Heartbreak of Avidya I've searched for you In the moonlight, the twilight The dawn, and the stars I've looked for you In hot springs In deep caverns and cool wells I've sown the field with seed And reaped the harvest from the Earth The mother And drank with lovers like kimnaras The sweetest sec...
by The Cicada
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Synchronicity In Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Synchronicity In Buddhism

Ichinen Sanzen. We are responsible for what happens. If things are going well, we are happy to accept this and put a label with positive connotations like "synchronicity" on it. When thing go bad in succession, though, many of us have a tendency to attribute it to some other cause - tragedy happens...
by The Cicada
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Synchronicity In Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Synchronicity In Buddhism

What do you mean? When I first met my SGI sponsors, I was told that nothing is a coincidence. The little old pioneer women were very keen on noticing minute details, small synchronicities, We all look for clues that "SOMETHING" is happening. . we all are developing whats already there... different ...
by The Cicada
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What's the Nichiren Buddhist take on abortion?
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: What's the Nichiren Buddhist take on abortion?

bcol01 wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:43 am
Thoughts?
It's wrong and you shouldn't do it and it produces negative karma—sometimes in the form of regret and depression in this lifetime.
by The Cicada
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Synchronicity In Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Synchronicity In Buddhism

What do you mean?
by The Cicada
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Synchronicity In Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Synchronicity In Buddhism

When I first met my SGI sponsors, I was told that nothing is a coincidence. The little old pioneer women were very keen on noticing minute details, small synchronicities, and oddly enough such synchronicities seemed to follow them wherever they went. In fact, the day my gohonzon was enshrined was ma...
by The Cicada
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says
Replies: 18
Views: 718

Re: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says

I am still surprised that nothing is really being done.,. I am afraid we are done for. Instead of focusing on this and doing some proper change we are distracted by stupid stuff. Humans are too tenacious to be killed off entirely, but we're probably looking at death tolls into the eight figures ove...
by The Cicada
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Happy Oeshiki, y'all!
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Happy Oeshiki, y'all!

May the Lord smile on you from Eagle Peak!
by The Cicada
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2375
Views: 193711

Re: Music time

"Moreover, as to the identity of the Thus Come One Mahāvairochana, when Shakyamuni Buddha, the lord of teachings, who had been enlightened from remote ages past, for forty-two years dimmed his light and mingled with the dust of the world, adapting himself to the capacities of the people of the time...
by The Cicada
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 1272

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

Narcissism-Psychopathy-Machiavellianism... Metta, Bodhicitta, Upaya? I like that! :twothumbsup: I think you devils are onto something. And here we have a duality of what are essentially the same 3 characteristics, but with opposite social values. The unconventional behavior of some masters may simp...
by The Cicada
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is there room in Nichiren Buddhism for an atheist?
Replies: 30
Views: 993

Re: Is there room in Nichiren Buddhism for an atheist?

Coëmgenu wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:27 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:03 pm
No Rabbi managed to ask God himself...
Coëmgenu imagines a rabbi.

Rabbi: [to God] So, how's the wife? Happy wife happy life.
Of course no Rabbi never managed to waltz into the realm of יהוה‬ and start asking questions. He'd have been smitten. Happy wife happy life, indeed.
by The Cicada
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is there room in Nichiren Buddhism for an atheist?
Replies: 30
Views: 993

Re: Is there room in Nichiren Buddhism for an atheist?

If so, how does one reinterpret things like deities, Buddhist Gods, Etc? Chant to the gohonzon and ask the Buddhist Gods. They may not need your belief at this point, only that you uphold the Dharma as best you can. Their influence can be reinterpreted as any number of psychological and sociologica...
by The Cicada
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: I wish to marry a Dakini
Replies: 67
Views: 5692

Re: I wish to marry a Dakini

justsit wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:19 am
AlexanderS wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:52 pm
Who doens't want to be married to real dakinis?
Me? :shrug:
If any of these dakinis want to get my attention, they better do a good job of showing me they can play along. I'm the prize.

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