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by Coëmgenu
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?
Replies: 39
Views: 915

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

KeithA wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:48 am
Of course, opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one and they all stink!!
It's okay. Every asshole is NMHRGK.

That can also be taken as pro or anti.
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?
Replies: 39
Views: 915

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

KeithA wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:18 am
Have you heard the one about a dog and Buddha nature? It's a humdinger!!
I actually haven't, care to share it?

The famous Zen parable of "shit on a stick" can be similarly read as either pro-Zen or anti-Zen.
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?
Replies: 39
Views: 915

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

There was a mendicant priest who drifted about from province to province like floating grass, who rolled on from district to district like tumbleweed. Before anyone realized it, he appeared on the scene and stood leaning on the pillar of the gate, smiling but saying nothing. The unenlightened man, ...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...
Replies: 94
Views: 2400

Re: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...

...if none of the sutras were spoken by Shakyamuni Buddha himself? Why or why not? If none of the sūtrāṇi were spoken by Śākyamunibuddha then Buddhism doesn't exist. The question is as to whether or not Śākyamunibuddha is the inheritor of a long line of wisdom dispensed by similar Buddhas stretchin...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amitābha's Sukhāvatī & the "Lotus Vault World"
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Amitābha's Sukhāvatī & the "Lotus Vault World"

One of the major misconceptions I made going into this thread was an accidental conflation of the Lotus Vault with the unspecified Pure Land(s) for the further cultivation of the āryaśrāvakāḥ. This is actually caused by a misreading of a sattvaloka Abhidharma chart in the study notes of Korin on the...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gohonzon for sale at Walmart?
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: Gohonzon for sale at Walmart?

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:50 pm
How about a lama's hat on a clothing store display.

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The hats lamas wear always reminds me of the Roman army.
by Coëmgenu
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why didn't the Daimoku save Nichiren from illness?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Why didn't the Daimoku save Nichiren from illness?

Why didn't dhyāna save the nirmāṇakāya from backaches?
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination
Replies: 18
Views: 515

Re: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination

No, not ‘emptiness’. Emptiness is not any kind of entity whatever. Recall the saying you find all throughout ancient teachings of ‘the triple world’. That is the desire realm, form realm and formless realm. I think it’s a reference to those subtle realms which are inconceivable to the mind which on...
by Coëmgenu
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination
Replies: 18
Views: 515

Re: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination

What is being referred to as extremely subtle entities that may be regarded with nihilism, lacking precise and thorough knowledge? Entities is a general term here (vastu / 事), so it can be taken to refer to the aggregates, to name and form, to the basic constituents of a being. The first half of th...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 688

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

Reciting sutras in shindoku is comparable to Latin Mass in a Catholic Church. I took Latin in grade school. I have a feeling my teacher was not pronouncing Latin in any form that an ancient Roman would. He was pronouncing it like a New Yorker. I can't imagine that some of those Latin portions of ma...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 688

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

So, is it Sanskritized Chinese grammar with Sinitic pronunciations as pronounced in older Japanese accents? Or do the Japanese insert various grammatical particles (I imagine a lot would be necessary) into the text to make it more intelligible to them? I don't think Kumarajiva translated like that,...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 688

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

Shindoku is more or less a way to read Chinese utilizing the onyomi. Its basically kambun. So, is it Sanskritized Chinese grammar with Sinitic pronunciations as pronounced in older Japanese accents? Or do the Japanese insert various grammatical particles (I imagine a lot would be necessary) into th...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 688

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

Shindoku is more or less a way to read Chinese utilizing the onyomi. Its basically kambun. So, is it Sanskritized Chinese grammar with Sinitic pronunciations as pronounced in older Japanese accents? Or do the Japanese insert various grammatical particles (I imagine a lot would be necessary) into th...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 688

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

You knew what I meant though. Consider modern vernacular English vs formal English. I just got hired at a court transcriptionist office, and the difference is striking. Right down to simple differences like "yup" vs "yes", which we have to "correct". Also "going to" vs "gonna", etc. But shindoku wa...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 688

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

The Japanese language never fails to confuse me…. I remember being a little boy in Japan and being confused by the fact that apparently there were three written forms of the Japanese alphabet. May I ask … how can it be modern Japanese if it isn’t also spoken Japanese? These are of course one-and-th...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 688

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

So is this — “Kaikyoge” from the Nichiren Shu service book — actually modern-day spoken Japanese? No. Not spoken Japanese. But it is modern Japanese. The Japanese language never fails to confuse me…. I remember being a little boy in Japan and being confused by the fact that apparently there were th...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Vitarkavicāra
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Vitarkavicāra

Yes, that thread opens with a fake Malcolm quote, but it was corrected.
by Coëmgenu
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Vitarkavicāra
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Vitarkavicāra

Some more quick context, the SuttaCentral debate is between "hard dhyanists" and "soft dhyānists," as usual.
by Coëmgenu
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Vitarkavicāra
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Vitarkavicāra

On SuttaCentral, as of late, there has been massive and lively debate as to what the dhyānic factors of vitarka and vicāra actually are. Sources being cited range from the Abhidharmakośa to the Yogācārabhūmiśāstra (śrāvakabhūmi section, obv) . The dialogue is quite interesting IMO but the debate is ...

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