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by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri May 17, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Juzu question
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: Juzu question

If you practice by yourself, study hard and expect to find people to learn from sooner or later, as well as people who will learn from you. Until you do, you can always hang out with us and the forum can be your sangha. I used to be a more frequent member. But everything is impermanent. I may end u...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri May 10, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: I will be in Hanoi, Vietnam next month...
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: I will be in Hanoi, Vietnam next month...

It's confucian in nature, but I think The Temple of Literature or Văn Miếu, is a mandatory visit for Honoi!
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by Nyedrag Yeshe
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Lineage
Replies: 25
Views: 1195

Re: Lineage

Shingon seems far more accessible than the tibetan traditions. On the contrary; unfortunately only a handful people in the entire world teach Shingon to laypeople openly. I thought Shingon was largely a tantric lay lineage? Do you mean teach to UNINITIATED laypeople openly? They are not ordained as...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?
Replies: 48
Views: 1941

Re: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?

The term "Shinto", like it or not, is defined by history. That history includes deification of the Japanese imperial family who is said to be descended from Amaterasu, and is now soaked in the blood of an aggressive war that killed millions across Asia and the Pacific. Young Japanese threw themselv...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?
Replies: 48
Views: 1941

Re: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?

"But there are still obscure sects that connect Ise with Buddhism, sects that identify itself as Shinto. That's one of the points I'm trying to highlight here, Shinto is not a simple reduced phenomena as you seem to imply, reducing it to State Shinto." This I do agree with. State Shinto, I assume, ...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?
Replies: 48
Views: 1941

Re: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?

I would add as a further challenge - Go to Ise, go to the Naiku and start chanting Daimoku as a dharma offering to the kami. See what happens. AFAIK, Buddhist monks are technically actually not even allowed to enter the shrine premises. That's how heavy they are about the distinctions. This is mode...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?
Replies: 48
Views: 1941

Re: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?

The word "Shinto" as you point out has been around, but it didn't take on the meaning generally ascribed to it now until the Meiji period. Before that, Buddhism and kami worship were closely and almost seamlessly mixed. When they started using "Shinto" it was part of their deliberate effort to dist...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?
Replies: 48
Views: 1941

Re: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?

The word "Shinto" as you point out has been around, but it didn't take on the meaning generally ascribed to it now until the Meiji period. Before that, Buddhism and kami worship were closely and almost seamlessly mixed. When they started using "Shinto" it was part of their deliberate effort to dist...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?
Replies: 48
Views: 1941

Re: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?

I am well aware of the place of kami in Nichiren Buddhism. I also know that kami are protectors. They are not Buddha. Very big mistake to confuse those two functions. Like I said, people can do what they want. Chanting daimoku to kami does not fit in Nichiren's teachings. Why? And can you elaborate...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?
Replies: 48
Views: 1941

Re: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?

To answer the second question - Mixing practices - we need to define. NMRK is a single pointed practice. If you confuse it with other practices, yes, that is bad, for you. It will bring confusion to your mind. For instance, directing NMRK to a fox spirit (inari) (this is a practice you find at some...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?
Replies: 48
Views: 1941

Re: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?

"On considering this, we can see that, because persons who put their faith in the Lotus Sutra are following an honest doctrine, Shakyamuni Buddha himself will protect them. How then could it happen that Great Bodhisattva Hachiman, who is his manifestation, would fail to protect them?" (p.1082) The ...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?
Replies: 48
Views: 1941

Re: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?

An here the 30 Kamis, with the Mandala Gohonzon, also sorrounded by the Gohei. "Of all the many places in Japan, Nichiren was born in the province of Awa. It is said that the Sun Goddess first dwelt in this province, where she began exploring the land of Japan. An estate exists there dedicated to th...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?
Replies: 48
Views: 1941

Re: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?

From my studies of Japanese Buddhism and time spent in Japan, traveling around temples and talking to some teachers, I can tell you only Jōdo Shinshū of all schools is explicitly forbidding people from mixing Shinto and Buddhism. Others do not have a problem with such 'mixing, incl. Nichiren, Soto ...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?
Replies: 48
Views: 1941

Re: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?

To answer the second question - Mixing practices - we need to define. NMRK is a single pointed practice. If you confuse it with other practices, yes, that is bad, for you. It will bring confusion to your mind. For instance, directing NMRK to a fox spirit (inari) (this is a practice you find at some...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: YAMABUSHI
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: YAMABUSHI

Journeys in Japan: Dewa Sanzan, Yamagata-Part 2 https://vimeo.com/196561540 上徳寺に山伏の祭り Yamabushi Festival in the Jotokuji, Kyoto https://vimeo.com/10671705 Shugendo - The Way of Power https://vimeo.com/126224448 Sangakurin Temple Fire Ceremony https://vimeo.com/30759212 Yamabushi Warriors at the Arc...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: YAMABUSHI
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: YAMABUSHI

This is Nichiren Yamabushi mountain training. Focusing on the Goddess Shichimen Daimyojin, who protects the Lotus Sutra.
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Korean home altar
Replies: 19
Views: 1653

Re: Korean home altar

Hi, I'll be moving to Korea in just over a month or so, and I want to know about setting up a Buddhist altar in the Korean tradition. I haven't been able to find much information about Korean Buddhist altars online. Are they like Japanese butsudans or more like Chinese altars? Can you get the sort ...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Korean home altar
Replies: 19
Views: 1653

Re: Korean home altar

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by Nyedrag Yeshe
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Korean home altar
Replies: 19
Views: 1653

Re: Korean home altar

Well, depends. There's the making of a simple table and arranging out offerings(whether ancestor or not). Really, it doesn't matter, though best ask the abbot. Whenever my grandma did this on certain days, she usually would go up a mountain or high area(my grandpa ordered his ashes scattered out to...

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