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by gohonzon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does one practice Nichiren Buddhism at home?
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: How does one practice Nichiren Buddhism at home?

I also practice in Nichiren Shoshu as well. Chicago has a Temple and Reverend Kato is the one stationed there. They have a fairly large amount of youth practitioners and as well as a big lawn where people gather and hang out to learn about Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism from a fairly large amount of varyi...
by gohonzon
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gohonzon Scroll question
Replies: 20
Views: 1032

Re: Gohonzon Scroll question

I think the idea is to bring present the deities from the scroll. I looked up the translation. Some of it is mixed with Japanese shinto gods such as the sun and moon god ane goddess. There are boddhisattvas etc. Nichiren Shoshu anthro.. the Gohonzon. SGI not so much. I dont know about the other tra...
by gohonzon
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Preparation for Ordination in Nichiren Shoshu
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: Preparation for Ordination in Nichiren Shoshu

Ordination? To become an ordained Priest in Nichiren Shoshu? You are too late. Training starts at Twelve years old, as what Nichiren Daishonin did. (Exception: Some prominent Hokkeko families send in their kids at six years old.) Not all of these priestly trainings last, a lot of them quit once they...
by gohonzon
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Independent movement thread/all things related
Replies: 64
Views: 3605

Re: The Independent movement thread/all things related

It is the Gohonzon of Nissho Shonin, High Priest of Nichiren Shoshu, the last remaining Joju Gohonzon granted by the Head Temple Taisekiji which is now enshrined within the Tokyo Headquarters. The expiration on the copyright ends soon, and it is one of the suspected gohonzons that Soka Gakkai will u...
by gohonzon
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: We need to celebrate our differences
Replies: 34
Views: 2535

Re: We need to celebrate our differences

OK. What would it mean for Hokkeko to achieve Kosen Rufu, per our friend gohonzon's earlier post? How would one know if this job is finally done, given the limitlessness of samsara? What would it take to accomplish this? …I understand this is a public forum and you are seeking that nauseating discu...
by gohonzon
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: We need to celebrate our differences
Replies: 34
Views: 2535

Re: We need to celebrate our differences

For the 500th Time, The Head Temple does not want or need Soka Gakkai or their money, or any future lay organization that will breed 1. disobedience, 2. Religious syncretism, 3. heterodox practice and/or 4. attempt to change its orthodox doctrines will find themselves Expelled from Hokkeko, time and...
by gohonzon
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Ex SGI members and Itai Dosshin
Replies: 54
Views: 4528

Re: Ex SGI members and Itai Dosshin

It seems to me that SGI has marketed itself more towards (to be direct) some rather flaky flake types over at least the past 2½ decades, for whatever reason—than the secularist types SGI has aimed for. I would rather spend my time with compassionate fascists and selfless Machiavellians, for that ma...
by gohonzon
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Why doesn't SGI use statues of Buddha?
Replies: 30
Views: 3630

Re: Why doesn't SGI use statues of Buddha?

Good. And what comments do you now have for longtime "Pioneer" SGI members who have since transferred their membership from Soka Gakkai to Nichiren Shoshu Hokkeko since the dismantling of the Dai-Gohonzon tenet in 2014? Westerners and Asian transferees alike. It is apparent that much of SGI members ...
by gohonzon
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Other Nichiren forums?
Replies: 9
Views: 1715

Re: Other Nichiren forums?

Why not go back to Soka Gakkai? They're not that bad, and the are way more accepting of mixing religions now in 2017. Plus you can even learn a Fan dance or two. All Gohonzon is the same anyway, according to them.
by gohonzon
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Why doesn't SGI use statues of Buddha?
Replies: 30
Views: 3630

Re: Why doesn't SGI use statues of Buddha?

Answer the question honestly and precisely, quit beating around the bush.
by gohonzon
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Josei Toda
Replies: 13
Views: 1786

Re: Josei Toda

http://www.JoseiToda.org by Soka Gakkai :twothumbsup:
by gohonzon
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: To all Nichiren Shonin practitioners and friends
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: To all Nichiren Shonin practitioners and friends

Stick with Soka Gakkai and be content there. :twothumbsup:
by gohonzon
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Lenge or Renge or lrenge
Replies: 63
Views: 4995

Re: Lenge or Renge or lrenge

Crystal clear. :twothumbsup: stay in your lanes, well stay in ours.
by gohonzon
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Lenge or Renge or lrenge
Replies: 63
Views: 4995

Re: Lenge or Renge or lrenge

It's late , i will gladly respond to this...when i'm not tired. By the way, me dad's ashes are at Taisekiji and i used to be a kanji of the Hokkeko . Pretty much been the route with a sect that was inspired to go it's own way and recreate the Master's teachings. Which isn't really conventional at a...
by gohonzon
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Lenge or Renge or lrenge
Replies: 63
Views: 4995

Re: Lenge or Renge or lrenge

No problem here Minobu- I'm glad you have an arrangement that works for you. FWIW mine's not very orthodox anyhow... I have an ebay butsudan, home-made altar, home-made stained glass incense burner, still use my old NSA cranes in front of the gohonzon and and old corroded NSA water offering cup. I ...
by gohonzon
Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Rubbing hands/Juzu together while chanting?
Replies: 15
Views: 5241

Re: Rubbing hands/Juzu together while chanting?

Rubbing Juzu beads is absolutely prohibited in Nichiren Shoshu, it is distracting and considered improper manners in our religious environment. Juzu rubbing is prominent in several Buddhist sects. The reason why Juzu is rubbed is another form of "Purification". It is not done because one is asking t...
by gohonzon
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Role of Seiza
Replies: 32
Views: 4118

Re: The Role of Seiza

You learn something every day. :) Hosshi. It was just an FYI...For me personally, Kanse is just fine. Don't feel you have to add Hosshi, unless you want to. Can you elaborate on the elegant performance of the ceremony? Maybe this would be appropriate for another thread. When I attend formal temple ...
by gohonzon
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Role of Seiza
Replies: 32
Views: 4118

Re: The Role of Seiza

Love Seiza style.

If you are extra pious, do it naturally. If you are smart, use a pillow (Zabuton), if you are a foreigner use a chanting stool.

if you are a Nichiren Shoshu, abide by proper manners and put a towel between yourself stool and the tatami mat.
by gohonzon
Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question concerning NBAA and the Eternal Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 1854

Re: Question concerning NBAA and the Eternal Buddha

Hello there, Nichiren Shoshu member here. There are many interpretations of the Buddha. It is the impermanence and openness of that definition that spans centuries of Buddhist studies. In Nichiren Shoshu, we revere the True Buddha as Nichiren. We do recognize that both Nikko Shonin and Nichiren paid...
by gohonzon
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: SHOWCASE YOUR BUTSUDAN! — (NICHIREN BUDDHIST ALTAR)
Replies: 0
Views: 586

SHOWCASE YOUR BUTSUDAN! — (NICHIREN BUDDHIST ALTAR)

Hey everyone, please post your NICHIREN Butsudan images in this thread. (Butsudan or Butsuma altar). Please do NOT post Buddhist Altars from places that have you no designated or expressed permission. This includes temples, community centers or meeting places where they do not permit sharing their B...

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