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by Minobu
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Buddha nature of insentient beings? How?
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Buddha nature of insentient beings? How?

Which asserts that insentient beings (trees, rocks, plants) all have buddha nature. You gotta dig what they interpreted as Buddha nature...life around them had cycles and they studied those cycles and then the earth gave so much to life and then Sunyata... right now on the planet every human is bor...
by Minobu
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Buddha nature of insentient beings? How?
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Buddha nature of insentient beings? How?

Been reading 'object of devotion for observing the mind'. Which asserts that insentient beings (trees, rocks, plants) all have buddha nature. I haven't read the whole thing yet but I think the argument is that the gohonzon (an insentient object) is a manifestation of buddhahood. This all seems bonk...
by Minobu
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 1187

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

Birth is suffering, old age is suffering, illness is suffering, death is suffering. If you could prevent a death, stop illness, stop old age from happening, would you? Then why not birth? As soon as one begins with, “I’m against this...I support that... my religion says this...” self-clinging start...
by Minobu
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 1187

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

Conception is not restricted to human beings. For example, do you oppose aborting the fetuses of cats or dogs? Do you oppose all intervention in all gestational processes of living beings, or only humans? In any case, If one accepts rebirth, abortion is just not that big a deal. why do you ignore t...
by Minobu
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 1187

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:40 am
n any case, If one accepts rebirth, abortion is just not that big a deal.
no comment malcolm , but for your heart.

I'll go along with the words of a folk rock singer Shawn Phillips :


"Life is sacrosanct is the only ism " .
by Minobu
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 1187

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

Folks, do you really want to start with throwing sand in this sandpit? We've really got other problems in these heavy times than brushing this thread every now and then. :geek: I'm enjoying the diversion . Nothing like an abortion thread online to bring out the truth in people. and it makes clear w...
by Minobu
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 1187

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

No, not at all. Nobody disagrees about the definition of a fetus. That is neutral language. Also nobody disagrees that a fetus is, in a sense, alive, and I hope nobody disagrees about the definition of uterus (leaving aside ectopic pregnancies). This is neutral language, not taking a side. When som...
by Minobu
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 1187

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

No, not at all. Nobody disagrees about the definition of a fetus. That is neutral language. Also nobody disagrees that a fetus is, in a sense, alive, and I hope nobody disagrees about the definition of uterus (leaving aside ectopic pregnancies). This is neutral language, not taking a side. When som...
by Minobu
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 1187

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

"Is the fetus in your uterus?" deliberately frames the debate in language taking a particular side while ignoring that this is the entire crux of the issue. It's as sincere as asking, "Are you the mother blessed with this child?" Is the entity merely a collection of cells or a human life? When exac...
by Minobu
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 1187

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

but whether one supports policies which ultimately lessen the need for it. This being the case, it's easy to see that You always stick up for the righteous things in your country. Your words above show your concern for those that oppose social issues...it's your paradigm in these areas. just saying...
by Minobu
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Soka Gakkai yesterday and today
Replies: 18
Views: 309

Re: Soka Gakkai yesterday and today

Years ago Gakkai emphasis on what they use to call actual proof that was usually related to material benefits was something that disturbed me. Another feature is that they consider Ikeda as the great master, i don't see it as a great problem. I don't see they treat him as a divinity. Perhaps the si...
by Minobu
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 1187

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

Let's define this concept of appropriation ...what that actually means in terms of awareness or consciousness arising with, or somehow interacting with organic (or, inorganic matter, from which organic matter is composed) matter. It means that consciousness descends into the womb, in the case of hu...
by Minobu
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 1187

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

Well no where am i saying that a woman should not have the safe choice. And everywhere i keep saying it's her body. so anything directed at me that says the other is due to either you are a bad algorithm or are trolling. It's far too serious an issue to troll. All oi am saying is , like lets not twi...
by Minobu
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 1187

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

again laws are man made.. laws were made at one time that as lo9ng as you planted a flag on some heathen's land all the resource are yours because you will teach them the bible and they shall be saved by Christ and should be grateful. Right, and we don't want your religious opinions being forced on...
by Minobu
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Soka Gakkai yesterday and today
Replies: 18
Views: 309

Re: Soka Gakkai yesterday and today

Years ago Gakkai emphasis on what they use to call actual proof that was usually related to material benefits was something that disturbed me. Another feature is that they consider Ikeda as the great master, i don't see it as a great problem. I don't see they treat him as a divinity. Perhaps the si...
by Minobu
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 1187

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

I suspect most of the participants in the thread are men... just sayin. Yes, I've often wondered how many men - Buddhist or not - who are so concerned about their tax dollars and "Human life" will offer to raise an unwanted child in order to prevent an abortion? thank you for being a good person wh...
by Minobu
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 1187

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

as a side note, it occurs to me that people will adjust their beliefs for a political party. Is it because you are a democrat you will say anything to protect abortion and take away any human element to the group of cells you want flushed. Is it because you are a republican that at any cost you will...
by Minobu
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 1187

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

I suspect most of the participants in the thread are men... just sayin. Most are claiming to follow Buddhist ideals. Some treat their goldfish with more respect than they do with human life. And whats with this collection of cells bullshit. Lets pretend that that's all they are.. It's like let's pr...
by Minobu
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 1187

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

So it all comes down to what men have written and deemed law .'' this guy had something to say about the whole paradigm. You Know Who I Am Leonard Cohen I cannot follow you, my love, You cannot follow me. I am the distance you put between All of the moments that we will be. You know who I am, You've...
by Minobu
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Nichiren Buddhism (or at least its organizations) so dysfunctional?
Replies: 75
Views: 3530

Re: Why is Nichiren Buddhism (or at least its organizations) so dysfunctional?

Sort of like telling some rich and famous actor that he has good karma and then some person pulls up in a broken wheelchair reaking of poverty and you tell this person its all their own fault and they got what they deserve due to being some horrible person in the past...

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