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by Minobu
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Help Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Help Needed

Diana , i had a look at Niciren pix and saw that you have been around a long time. Your ordeal and it being made public had me reflect deeply on my practice... Once again! I've had a rough life, a hard life. I've sought the answers to why all this human suffering since a kid watching my Grandmother ...
by Minobu
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Surprises in Buddhism?
Replies: 21
Views: 736

Re: Surprises in Buddhism?

1. The main thing that has surprised me about Buddhism, and in particular Nichiren Buddhism, is all the fighting. There are no perfect organizations on earth. Egos , jealousies, power trips, greed,not to mention the lower worlds of hell hunger and animality all are poured into the mix in all organi...
by Minobu
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Help Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Help Needed

I've read this a bunch of times and my heart bleeds each time. I don;t think there is anything of help outside of ourselves that will have any lasting effect to our future. It's like we have been around and creating karma longer than that length of time the Buddha describes as to when He first attai...
by Minobu
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Who/what is the Original Buddha? Split from En-no-gyoja
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Who/what is the Original Buddha? Split from En-no-gyoja

So i guess there is Original Enlightenment and the Primordial Buddha would be the first common mortal to realize this and become one with this and thereby go unto becoming a new form of Sentient Being we refer to as a Buddha. and I guess they bring to that table of Sentients their own traits if you ...
by Minobu
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Who/what is the Original Buddha? Split from En-no-gyoja
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Who/what is the Original Buddha? Split from En-no-gyoja

The problem with identifying any "thing" with the Original Buddha is that the Original Buddha is not a "thing". If it is, then we have to make clear that we mean this only in a conventional sense. Otherwise, we're not discussing Buddhism and rather something else. yes most important as to not misco...
by Minobu
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Who/what is the Original Buddha? Split from En-no-gyoja
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: En-no-gyoja

Well it all comes out in the wash eh ! So this actually sparked a glimpse into the whole original enlightenment thing for me...i know i know...what a pain in the ass eh... but this time it's more closer to it actually being a Thing ...that there is a Primordial Buddha and that Buddha is like a thing...
by Minobu
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Who/what is the Original Buddha? Split from En-no-gyoja
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Who/what is the Original Buddha? Split from En-no-gyoja

So in referring to the entire post .... is this part and parcel to Nichiren shoshu decided to refer to Nichiren shonin as the True Buddha/The Buddha of Kuon ganjo/the Original Buddha ? i just see a correlation to your post and why they did it. original Buddha who is of one mind and one thought". thi...
by Minobu
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Lotus Buddhism, addiction & the 12 Steps
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Lotus Buddhism, addiction & the 12 Steps

so this is off topic but it really needs to be said for Ginkgo to understand it is ok to respect others and take part in their belief. i'm sure the 12 step program will teach the skills needed to move on. when i was a fanatic i would relish the whole book burning mentality.. When a Geshe explained t...
by Minobu
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Lotus Buddhism, addiction & the 12 Steps
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Lotus Buddhism, addiction & the 12 Steps

Hi everyone, I'll start by outing myself as an SGI member, concious of its atrengths, and weaknesses. I really enjoy reading the posts on this forum - the different perspectives and deep knowledge of many of the posters here has been fascinating, helpful and enlightening (ha!) The last thing I'm he...
by Minobu
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: online Gohonzon
Replies: 26
Views: 670

Re: online Gohonzon

ok ok here i am...notice the warning on my forehead....and you wonder why i come to DW



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by Minobu
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: online Gohonzon
Replies: 26
Views: 670

Re: online Gohonzon

But I actually second-guessed myself, LOL, because as a general rule Q knows more than me. LOL. Beware - you never really know who's behind the keyboard. This is a pretty good portrait of QQ. https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/984/MI0001984242.jpg?partner=allrovi.com definitely not go...
by Minobu
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Mind
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Re: Mind

Okay, in which case mind is like the Alaya Vijnana in the eight consciousness model: A receptacle of all states. I could see the 8-consciousness model as expanding on the consciousness-related elements of the equation & related dynamics but I would not think it a correlate- ichinen sanzen incorpora...
by Minobu
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Mind
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Re: Mind

ok well that was well...not for the faint of heart lol... it's a very abstract way of trying to define my experience. Overboard for a reason that maybe only i see. but i think if you read it ,it might eventually make sense down the line. but know this. It was done from devotion to this practice and ...
by Minobu
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Song Name Game
Replies: 376
Views: 27101

Re: Song Name Game

DGA wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:13 am
I LOVE You, You Big Dummy

beefheart/magic band
Love Street the Doors

by Minobu
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Magic Carpet Ride
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Magic Carpet Ride

I really enjoyed this... there are a few lines that i adore: drunk on the junk of my wild horse mind that speaks volumes for a Buddhist... and come on now...this is word smith golden : magic carpet ride is over rug pulled love it... thanks for the moment. ha ha ha he made me laugh so hard gave me ea...
by Minobu
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Mind
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Re: Mind

you might find my previous post odd or just flippant...mary poppins and all... I'm trying to convey to you a view here... the paper and string you can do almost anything... thats the material one is...the body the environment lyric to Let's go fly a kite With tuppence for paper and strings You can h...
by Minobu
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Mind
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Re: Mind

That bon mot that you quoted came from a thread that was, indeed, only an intellectual discussion. Specifically, it was an analysis of a mediocre work of scholarship that (in my opinion) gets much too much oxygen at DW. yeah well i liked the line and used it thus : but like all things i read here.....
by Minobu
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Mind
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Re: Mind

What do you mean by mind in this context? i have this glimpse through the methodology of this practice that these functions or gods or deities with their vast array of specific energies such as wisdom and compassion or healing is of this elusive thing we call mind... Everything on Gohonzon is of mi...
by Minobu
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Mind
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Re: Mind

Hi Minobu, I'm here to learn. That's why I asked the question. If I have caused offense, I apologize. it behooves me how you possibly could determine any need for apology...i don't see why this is even on the radar...unless of course you read into me post off yours as something sarcastic ...it isn'...
by Minobu
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Mind
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Re: Mind

Super interesting and important topic. For the purposes of this discussion and this subforum, what is meant by "mind"? What concept or concepts in Nichiren's teaching is translated with the English term, mind? notice i used an artistic liscence when i typed ?mind? / ?inside? and i typed .. .for lac...