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by Minobu
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Sanskrit Daimoku
Replies: 34
Views: 793

Re: Sanskrit Daimoku

This is why I call "Q" a teacher..and this is why i try to explain what i write is my belief...

:cheers:
by Minobu
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Sanskrit Daimoku
Replies: 34
Views: 793

Re: Sanskrit Daimoku

And I feel much more confident in my prayers, knowing I am using correct pronounciation. A tip about proper pronunciation with chanting. there was a person who wanted to chant Buddha Goddess Tara mantra. they did it for years and at times while walking, a Holy Man would see a Little green Buddha ab...
by Minobu
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Sanskrit Daimoku
Replies: 34
Views: 793

Re: Sanskrit Daimoku

I totally hear your point, and don't want to disrespect it, but I have a bit of a different viewpoint. The Buddha taught in India; therefore for me, pursuing the most historical and authentic source is important. ok ..so ..eventually you will find out that historically speaking the Sutra was never ...
by Minobu
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Sanskrit Daimoku
Replies: 34
Views: 793

Re: Sanskrit Daimoku

So like from what i gather from all this ; Nam Myoho Renge Kyo as taught by Nichiren, as experienced by serious practitioners of Nichiren Practice , somehow is so much more than the mere translation of the sanskrit title. It has a life of It's own , so to speak...if you get my drift. like I said som...
by Minobu
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Sanskrit Daimoku
Replies: 34
Views: 793

Re: Sanskrit Daimoku

I've chanted Om Namo sad Dharma pundrarika Sutra ...and meditated on it as a mantra.. sad dharma pundarika sutra... the syllables might be incorrect but it sounds right....yes / no... I think Nam Myoho renge Kyo is imbued with something i would call "Divine Buddha Stuff" in this age on earth... I be...
by Minobu
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What would Nichiren have to say about Catholicism and what it teaches?
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: What would Nichiren have to say about Catholicism and what it teaches?

I think Nichiren would try and sift through the whole thing.... make sense out of it and realize people played with the teachings like they did and still do with Buddhist teachings. I think the real message that people originally died in the roman colosseum for became a political thing devised in Ro...
by Minobu
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Continuing a practice on my own
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Continuing a practice on my own

I once saw something odd back in the day....Some guy had been meditating on the NMHRK as a mantra type meditation...you silently chant in your head and watch it and try to focus solely on the mantra....i know NMHRK is not a mantra...anyway this guy did it for five years on his own without knowing an...
by Minobu
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 30
Views: 1366

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

as for presidents of SGI.. the fourth president freaked my mother out... He was made president , i think his name began with a H ....when President Ikeda stepped down and became honorary president... he visited president ikeda had new ideas that were not in agreement and went home and had a heart at...
by Minobu
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: why i stopped a daily Nichirenesque practice
Replies: 35
Views: 1647

Re: why i stopped a daily Nichirenesque practice

I think Nichiren's teachings can only actually bring you so far... Actually ignorance dictates the above statement. It's like saying food can only bring you so far. Nichiren is like the DAWN of a new age and He manifested a gateway to the world of Buddha. I've been back practicing....why i keep qui...
by Minobu
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?
Replies: 31
Views: 2078

Re: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?

My question is: did nagarjuna ever categorically offer a positive means or ANYTHING at all about what enlightenment is or how to get there? If nagarjuna didn't then what about This is the crux of misunderstanding Sunyata. there is no positive or negative aspects to the view... just an absence of an...
by Minobu
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?
Replies: 31
Views: 2078

Re: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?

So I've been reading about nagarjuna and emptiness and see that he is always trying to negate the systems of his contemporaries whilst offering no system of his own. My question is: did nagarjuna ever categorically offer a positive means or ANYTHING at all about what enlightenment is or how to get ...
by Minobu
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?
Replies: 31
Views: 2078

Re: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?

So I've been reading about nagarjuna and emptiness and see that he is always trying to negate the systems of his contemporaries whilst offering no system of his own. My question is: did nagarjuna ever categorically offer a positive means or ANYTHING at all about what enlightenment is or how to get ...
by Minobu
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What are some of the big misconceptions that people often have about Nichiren Buddhism?
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: What are some of the big misconceptions that people often have about Nichiren Buddhism?

That Nichiren advocated killing people and that we chant primarily for material benefits. Excellent! I would add: that the Four Dictums are no longer applicable (that the Lotus Sutra is an ecumenical text); that the Lotus Sutra speaks little of ethics; that oneness of mentor and disciple is the pri...
by Minobu
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

MMMMMM Pie for breakfast....gotta try it. on signs... recall the Hale Bopp comet.. 1997.. it's said comets are harbingers ....well shortly after that comet was viewed for 18 months ....911 occured which changed the entire world we live in... Turning the West into an Orwellian nightmare. Yeah yeah I ...
by Minobu
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 79
Views: 4195

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

In the end I realized i have everything i need built into me...the teachings pointed them out to me. People will always look towards something exterior to guide, heal, and make them happy... best is to drop the centres , the gurus, everything once you exhausted the teachings and do it with what you ...
by Minobu
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 7589

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

In the words of David Chapelle, we don't want Nikes that are made here, they would cost $3000. I disagree. The cost of making a nike on US soil is higher but no where near as hi as people are led to believe. Lots of stuff is made in the USA and quite affordable. The shoes would be made better...las...
by Minobu
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 7589

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Is the IRA really that bad? 🤔 How can you say that. You must know very little about them my grand mother used to send back money for the boys weekly...for years my father grew up with two or three guys who were IRA hiding in Montreal in his home...they sat at the end of the dining room table..ate t...
by Minobu
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: why i stopped a daily Nichirenesque practice
Replies: 35
Views: 1647

Re: why i stopped a daily Nichirenesque practice

so the chanting only brings me so far...i gave it a two year shot...and stagnated .. There are two options when faced with a wall: find a way to go around/break through it, or give up and go back to where you started from. i get what you are saying....and then this happens in my mind....i read your...
by Minobu
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: why i stopped a daily Nichirenesque practice
Replies: 35
Views: 1647

Re: why i stopped a daily Nichirenesque practice

:good:

ok i will have a think and try to make a post bereft of dyslexia...lol..

i do hear ya...so it's about agreeing with you and what i have come to see...
by Minobu
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: why i stopped a daily Nichirenesque practice
Replies: 35
Views: 1647

Re: why i stopped a daily Nichirenesque practice

Practice for oneself and for others. Well thats what Buddhism is all about eh ! Please do not think or get me wrong .. Nichiren practice is very beneficial and appropriate for this time. But... He could not have produced it without the knowledge of other Buddhist teachings... the ideas of chanting ...

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