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by Minobu
Mon May 21, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 581
Views: 21836

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Malcolm wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 2:09 pm
The second amendment was originally instituted in order ensure the right of southern militias to fetch escaped slaves.

i always thought it was a snub towards the British who outlawed civilians to have guns during the revolution.
by Minobu
Mon May 21, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do some people find it hard to let go of the religion they grew up with?
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Why do some people find it hard to let go of the religion they grew up with?

I'll never understand the bitterness towards Christianity. Is it the ideals or the fanatics that claim the religion to be what it is for so many.

As a buddhist I hope to see the place where we step away from the harm done by fanatical zealots who miss the point anyway...
by Minobu
Sun May 20, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do some people find it hard to let go of the religion they grew up with?
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Why do some people find it hard to let go of the religion they grew up with?

I got a lot closer and more involved with gongyo/daimoku when I took my practice off the cushion, not in a evangelical way- but it occurred to me that if I am to be a bodhisattva then I need to make suffering my business which means if I'm not busy alleviating it then I'm probably contributing to i...
by Minobu
Sun May 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do some people find it hard to let go of the religion they grew up with?
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Why do some people find it hard to let go of the religion they grew up with?

All teachings like this are from the Buddha placed in our way . They are designed for people at different junctures on the path. There is nothing innately wrong with any of them and they all serve a purpose. If I did not have an experience at what an Anglican minister referred to as the Holy Spirit ...
by Minobu
Fri May 18, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it true that chanting brings us blessings and if so, is this dependent on daily, consistent practice?
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Is it true that chanting brings us blessings and if so, is this dependent on daily, consistent practice?

i don;t think we could do this practice if our lives were well dry from blessings... i mean like we are common mortals right now in a degenerative negative age. i still look back to that moment when i first chanted and my father rose from a death bed. if that did not happen....between my karma and t...
by Minobu
Fri May 18, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can you describe any situation since you have started chanting where you have been protected?
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: Can you describe any situation since you have started chanting where you have been protected?

i think everyone has a protected aspect to them.. how many people look behind them and like a car is coming at them they did not hear? so many times i have heard tales like that from all sorts of people.. but chanting puts all that stuff like on roids.lol.. it's not like we are special we...just enh...
by Minobu
Fri May 18, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 50
Views: 796

Re: Shodaigyo

This is not remarkable. This is just people coming to the conclusion that this must come from something, because we look around and we observe cause and effect. The problem is they analyze and go back as far as they can, and they come to an impenetrable wall - a loss of information. The common work...
by Minobu
Fri May 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 50
Views: 796

Re: Shodaigyo

So many cultures and shamans , and philosophers, all pointing to "Something".. This is not remarkable. This is just people coming to the conclusion that this must come from something, because we look around and we observe cause and effect. The problem is they analyze and go back as far as they can,...
by Minobu
Fri May 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What did Nichiren think of Confucianism and Shintoism?
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: What did Nichiren think of Confucianism and Shintoism?

And of course, in general, Nichiren Buddhism is not exclusive. One of the main points that is made over and over again in the goshos is the superiority of the lotus sutra. The mistake he is criticising is to put other sutras above the lotus. There is never ever any exhortation to discard, close and...
by Minobu
Fri May 18, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 50
Views: 796

Re: Shodaigyo

Ignore the stuff about Nichiren as true Buddha here, and this gives a good idea: Honbutsu/Hombutsu (the difference has to do with the peculiarity of ん which can be pronounced "n" or "m" depending on context and dialect.) https://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/dic/Content/T/262 This is relevant: When we...
by Minobu
Thu May 17, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 50
Views: 796

Re: Shodaigyo

yeah i tried this as well. https://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/wnd-1/search?languageNavi=English&bookTypeNavi=WND1&resultFlgNavi=1&searchFrom=search&searchInputNavi=&findtext=&languageNavSp=English&bookTypeNavSp=WND1&resultFlgNavSp=1&searchFrom=search&searchInputNavSp=&findtext=&language=English&book...
by Minobu
Thu May 17, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 50
Views: 796

Re: Shodaigyo

Maybe its obvious... but maybe it needs to be said. The origin, the source, the apex, the point, of Nichiren's teaching is chanting the Daimoku before the Gohonzon. That is sokushinjobutsu - buddhahood in this body. Everything else we discuss is in comparison a provisional teaching. All this we dis...
by Minobu
Wed May 16, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 50
Views: 796

Re: Shodaigyo

Welcome Mark to Q's ongoing conundrum with minobu and the Original Primordial Eternal understanding.... The triple-bodied Eternal Shakyamuni is present when we recite the Lotus Sutra and/or the daimoku, and is present in all things, people, and situations. That is what I take the Shoho Jisso Sho (as...
by Minobu
Tue May 15, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 50
Views: 796

Re: Shodaigyo

As per my comment on the Daigohonzon ..the context was the claim for it being a supreme gohonzon or something of that nature...the whole pilgrimage to it thing...saying it has certain significance over other Gohonzon even though they are inscribed with the same basic characters. so to reiterate ...s...
by Minobu
Tue May 15, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Should a mother who is emotionally neglectful and indifferent be honored on Mother's day?
Replies: 38
Views: 844

Re: Should a mother who is emotionally neglectful and indifferent be honored on Mother's day?

at this juncture in eternity we share a karma with our family and it too needs work. Does Venerable Nichiren ever quote the Five Bonds? The ruler to the ruled, the father to the son, the husband to the wife, the elder brother to the younger brother, the friend to the friend, etc.? i don't know. but...
by Minobu
Sat May 12, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 50
Views: 796

Re: Shodaigyo

Just got my copy of the Shodaigyo book today- very technical and interesting from the brief mailbox-to-kitchen-counter walk. That tri-fold brochure suggests a combined practice well aligned to my taste at the moment, looking forward to elaborations on it that the book may offer. I've always respect...
by Minobu
Sat May 12, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 50
Views: 796

Re: Shodaigyo

The “attained enlightenment innumerable kalpas ago” language is understood to convey eternity. Some will argue this point, but in our tradition, it signifies eternity. You might be reading it too literally. ok so like .....here it is... from what i read it tells me that 1 Lord sakyamuni was indeed ...
by Minobu
Fri May 11, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 50
Views: 796

Re: Shodaigyo

grrrr i just read that mess of mine...the last post that is...
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