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by Minobu
Mon May 11, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: whats it all about anyway
Replies: 20
Views: 540

Re: whats it all about anyway

So here we have a group of Buddhists who prefer worldly methods instead of practice. If you draw a line separating worldly activities from dharma practice, how can you practice dharma in all your worldly activities? Exactly!!!! My point being , there seems to be an attitude of practice being put on...
by Minobu
Mon May 11, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: whats it all about anyway
Replies: 20
Views: 540

Re: whats it all about anyway

You work on “fixing yourself” so that you can also work on “fixing the world” without getting sucked into the problem, without adding to the problem, and without becoming an additional problem. . . . There is this saying i got from Nichiren folk. If the body is bent so is it's shadow. Straighten th...
by Minobu
Mon May 11, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: whats it all about anyway
Replies: 20
Views: 540

Re: whats it all about anyway

The suggestion that something like racism, which is culturally, socially, economically, institutionally embedded, as well as psychologically conditioned, can be solved merely by looking inside, is either motivated out of a deep ignorance of the real nature of racism, or outright gaslighting. "This ...
by Minobu
Mon May 11, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: whats it all about anyway
Replies: 20
Views: 540

whats it all about anyway

I'm under the impression that we practice in order better ourselves and others. We look inwardly and allow the practice to fix(?) ourselves and in that way we help others. Lately racism has been on my mind due to people's attitudes towards "FIXING" that aspect of our existence. My take is let's not ...
by Minobu
Mon May 11, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Countdown to a race war?
Replies: 40
Views: 1319

Re: Countdown to a race war?

To see Buddhists this uptight about the other political party is amusing to watch. I rejoice that some people have the good fortune to see American politics as a kind of team sport, and not a constant battle with people that regard you as subhuman savages and relish stories of your brothers and sis...
by Minobu
Sun May 10, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Countdown to a race war?
Replies: 40
Views: 1319

Re: Countdown to a race war?

Until america gets over it's never ending divide and conquer politics racism will always be. The republicans don't like the Dems and the dems as seen on this site seethe when it comes to republicans. To see Buddhists this uptight about the other political party is amusing to watch. If the buddhists ...
by Minobu
Tue May 05, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?
Replies: 47
Views: 918

Re: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?

Maybe having an iron will and faith towards Bodhi despite karmic conditions is upaya! So i want to apologize. i thought with the number of posts and your moniker you were like , i don't know, more knowledgeable..so i was harsh on you...sort of a minobu upaya thing...but you need to be careful who y...
by Minobu
Tue May 05, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?
Replies: 47
Views: 918

Re: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?

I just repeat what I was told. Are you okay? You smoke something? It’s not simplistic. However, if you have great expectations of what actual enlightenment is you might run into disappointment. Not just you many others as well. ok so i have read some stuff on this Buddhist site that is just ludicro...
by Minobu
Mon May 04, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?
Replies: 47
Views: 918

Re: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?

Well Golly GEEE SHAZZAM finally someone who knows It’s not simplistic. However, if you have great expectations of what actual enlightenment is you might run into disappointment. Not just you many others as well. yeah i know it's actually no big whoop ! . We have to take small steps...sure there wil...
by Minobu
Sun May 03, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?
Replies: 47
Views: 918

Re: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?

Well Golly GEEE SHAZZAM finally someone who knows
LastLegend wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 3:56 pm

It’s not simplistic. However, if you have great expectations of what actual enlightenment is you might run into disappointment. Not just you many others as well.
yeah i know it's actually no big whoop ! .
by Minobu
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How will aviation industry survive the pandemic?
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: How will aviation industry survive the pandemic?

Money is produced from governments in the trillions and given away . canada is paying for businesses rent , giving thousands a month to anyone who asks for it...certain criteria are laid out , but money is flowing all over the place. 2008 meltdown it was the quantitative easing ..where governments g...
by Minobu
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lama Surya Das walks into Town Bagel in Massapequa and says...
Replies: 34
Views: 1131

Re: Lama Surya Das walks into Town Bagel in Massapequa and says...

And it goes on and on. it seems to me you cherry picked a lot phrases with the google searches Buddhist, illusion / // ? your post ends up completely one sided . Sunyata is a view . It's all about the middle way between existence and nonexistence among other views brought together to come to a cert...
by Minobu
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lama Surya Das walks into Town Bagel in Massapequa and says...
Replies: 34
Views: 1131

Re: Lama Surya Das walks into Town Bagel in Massapequa and says...

No, since we believe everything is an illusion. No, since we believe everything is an illusion. “An illusion” is a noun. I kinda like the adjective “illusory” which describes a quality rather than a thing. thanks smc ,it's very important to get sunyata right.. the danger in saying that everything i...
by Minobu
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Thematic interpretation of NMRK (thought exercise for deeper study)
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: Thematic interpretation of NMRK (thought exercise for deeper study)

Funnily enough, I'm in the midst of a solitary VajraSattva signs retreat organized by my refuge preceptor, two things 1) i loved doing Vajrasattva cleansing through a sadhana , but one must realize the very nature of the ODaimoku is about dealing with cause and effect on many different levels. It i...
by Minobu
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What can we learn from COVID-19?
Replies: 19
Views: 806

Re: What can we learn from COVID-19?

dude wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:50 pm
The gosho states : Epidemics are caused by stupidity
wow, thanks for that...in this case the stupidity of the way they handle farm animals in china markets...We know for sure SARS came out of that stupidity.
by Minobu
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is Buddha nature?
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: What is Buddha nature?

The Dharmakaya? . . . The Dharmakaya? . . . Dharma body ! Body that arises dharma? to be quite honest with you , it's all just inspired for me, stuff that landed in my lap... but YES !!!! indeed we must be talking about the Dharma Kaya body. thanks for bringing this to the table. I don't think abou...
by Minobu
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is Buddha nature?
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: What is Buddha nature?

There's the practice, and then there's the practice . One practice allows for the other. Without the basic daily practice of Daimoku and other recommendations of Nichiren Shonin , even if the practice is known to you, it won't work without the Lotus Buddhist's attention to the practice of Nichiren S...
by Minobu
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is Buddha nature?
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: What is Buddha nature?

As for Tien Tai Buddhism, there has to be a reason Nichiren only took from it and did not become some Tendai priest. So be proud that you able to practice Nichiren's teachings...it's the only way to Buddhahood for those in Mappo. Nichiren spells it out when he says "they knew it in their hearts" Wh...
by Minobu
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is Buddha nature?
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: What is Buddha nature?

Buddha nature is simply put as what the Buddha imbued into Samsaric existence. Now you can intellectualize the bejeebers out of it. Or,because at this time Buddhism morphed into what has become known as Lotus Buddhism, you can do what is expected of you as a Buddhist at this time; Practice the final...

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