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by Minobu
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?
Replies: 31
Views: 1731

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: 1731

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: 1731

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: 290

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 I would add: that the Four Dictums are no longer applicable (that the Lotus Sutra is an ecumenical text); that the Lotus Sutra speaks little of ethics; that oneness of mentor and disciple is the pri...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: 818

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: 3610

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: 6272

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: 6272

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: 31
Views: 1084

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: 31
Views: 1084

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: 31
Views: 1084

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 ...
by Minobu
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What's the Nichiren Buddhist take on abortion?
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: What's the Nichiren Buddhist take on abortion?

Well as a Nichiren Buddhist, on and off as i go, i think the question is about what "Take" I and other Nichiren buddhists . In the modern age after these teachings have been around for about 800 years, it's up to us as Nichiren buddhists to discuss our takes on modern dilemmas in society and what ou...
by Minobu
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: why i stopped a daily Nichirenesque practice
Replies: 31
Views: 1084

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 ...
by Minobu
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: why i stopped a daily Nichirenesque practice
Replies: 31
Views: 1084

why i stopped a daily Nichirenesque practice

I recall something Rinpoche said to me...there is a point where i can no longer teach you more and you just have to do it yourself. i feel the same way towards Nichiren practice...it shows you what you are...never seek gohonzon outside yourself....all that stuff is you... so the chanting only brings...
by Minobu
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Synchronicity In Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Synchronicity In Buddhism

What do you mean? When I first met my SGI sponsors, I was told that nothing is a coincidence. The little old pioneer women were very keen on noticing minute details, small synchronicities, We all look for clues that "SOMETHING" is happening. . we all are developing whats already there... different ...
by Minobu
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What's the Nichiren Buddhist take on abortion?
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: What's the Nichiren Buddhist take on abortion?

There aren’t hard and fast answers to the questions you’re asking. This isn’t Catholicism and there’s no catechism or a pope-like figure who issues edicts. Buddhist sutras don’t generally have laundry lists of proscriptions, especially not for hot-button social issues in the 21st century. I don't k...
by Minobu
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: OCD
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: OCD

Clarify? When we understand the actual nature of this world we dwell in , through the lense and teachings of Lord Nagarjuna's , Sunyata, even ocd can be put to use in Dharma . It's part of me...i have ocd...but i know that it's not really all that i am...even though OCD fixates and fixates in most ...
by Minobu
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Synchronicity In Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Synchronicity In Buddhism

What do you mean? When I first met my SGI sponsors, I was told that nothing is a coincidence. The little old pioneer women were very keen on noticing minute details, small synchronicities, We all look for clues that "SOMETHING" is happening. . we all are developing whats already there... different ...
by Minobu
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: OCD
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: OCD

Any OCDers out there? I've been obsessive my whole life, but the obsessive-compulsive thing kicked in about three decades ago. I'm pretty sure 30 years of OCD (sometimes active, sometimes dormant, but always there) has changed the structure and functionality of my little gray cells. This includes t...
by Minobu
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Synchronicity In Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Synchronicity In Buddhism

We all look for clues that "SOMETHING" is happening. Thing is when things really start to be obvious that you no longer are living a sundry mundane life and your Higher self/Buddha /spiritual body/evolved everything.....is starting to become obvious...simple synchronicity is just a road sign that so...

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