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by Minobu
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 50
Views: 565

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

Doc, Instead of posting walls of copy pasta, in your own words, define Hongaku. Let's start there. All i want is to know where this whole Myoho Renge Kyo is an entity concept sprung from. if it isn't an entity as far as Nichiren Shonin is concerned ... i don't want to go where i am being drawn into...
by Minobu
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 50
Views: 565

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

By the way, though not a scholar, I am a practioner of Nichiren's authentic teachings who agrees 100 % with Mr. Lamont's view. I chant daily and have nearly every English scholar and scholar priest writing on the subject' Tientai and especially Nichiren. If someone emails me, I will send them dozen...
by Minobu
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 50
Views: 565

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

I really need to know about this entity thing...illazara can you help me out here please?
by Minobu
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 50
Views: 565

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

I'm not able to follow Dharma Wheel as closely as I'd like, so I haven't gotten too deeply into the hongaku threads that have popped up lately. What exactly is it that people have issues with? I know not everyone agrees with tathagatagharba teachings, but at this point it's fairly mainstream Mahaya...
by Minobu
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 50
Views: 565

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

So is it possible that the acceptance of Hongaku in Lotus buddhism is just that...Lotus buddhism unfolding. If we had an authentic writing of Nichiren Daishonin explaining hongaku and how it is to be interpreted....then i would argue it is parcel to the evolving Lotus buddhism.. This come from a guy...
by Minobu
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: A call for back to basics
Replies: 1
Views: 55

A call for back to basics

when i say back to basics I am asking for a call to set this Buddhism right. It's obvious there is a miss mash of authentic and fake teachings and writings which somewhere along the line needs to be set right. We have a great crew that could really bring about more than a semblance of correct teachi...
by Minobu
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 50
Views: 565

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

narhwal90 wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:27 pm
He certainly accepted ichinen sanzen, I think in a orthodox sense. Hongaku was a big division within Tendai, some viewing it as license others viewing it as something expressed thru practice & precepts. lol I wonder if the hongaku dialog is putting words in Nichiren's mouth.

me two.
by Minobu
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 50
Views: 565

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

As a follow up - Part of the reason Hongaku has become a big issue is because of the waves of controversy stirred up by Critical Buddhism. I only know Critical Buddhism as something of a parallel to EBT studies in Theravāda. I know it critiques tathāgatagarbha/buddhadhātu, which it accuses of being...
by Minobu
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 50
Views: 565

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

i was not screaming fire Q... I did not say you were. If you see my responses to Illaraza, I think its obvious who I think IS yelling fire. ok ta . thing is and this is for everyone. i really devout my life to this...on and off yes...but for a year and half i have not missed a day of practice excep...
by Minobu
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 50
Views: 565

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

so there is no hongaku according to Nichiren DaiShonin ?
he was not into original enlightenment and some guy decided He was?

i'm confused now.
by Minobu
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 50
Views: 565

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

We've been wrestling with identifying authentic teachings since the Buddha's parinirvana. There are at least some scholarly opinions that believe no conclusion can be made about the authenticity of this letter because it is consistent with authentic letters. I linked to an article about this. If id...
by Minobu
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 50
Views: 565

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

LOL. IIRC, in the Vimalakirti sutra, the proper approach to understanding sunyata is a matter of getting used to it. His holiness Dalai Lama once commented that it is this view that makes it bearable when we come across atrocities and human suffering. not a direct quote... i get that..We know it is...
by Minobu
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: The acceptable bounds of behavior - Split from discussion of Shoho Jisso Sho
Replies: 11
Views: 126

Re: The acceptable bounds of behavior - Split from discussion of Shoho Jisso Sho

Spend some time in Alanon meetings and you'll hear about the same sorts of well-meaning counseling having been offered by all kinds of people in all kinds of situations- there is nothing special about SGI in this regard. "Keep doing what you're doing and you'll keep getting what you're getting" is ...
by Minobu
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 50
Views: 565

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

I was vaguely aware that some consider it an inauthentic writing, but Nichiren Shu evidently considers it to be authentic. On re-reading it, especially the NOPPA translation, it seems to be saying something very different from the hongaku "we're all Buddhas just as we are" line. see this is a probl...
by Minobu
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: The acceptable bounds of behavior - Split from discussion of Shoho Jisso Sho
Replies: 11
Views: 126

Re: The acceptable bounds of behavior - Split from discussion of Shoho Jisso Sho

Well maybe stuff changed since i was in. i could give you examples of mother being a chapter chief helping keep a district chief and wife together. she would show up at me mum's battered from another drunken nightmare. couple of times with strangle marks...me mom was praised for keeping them togeth...
by Minobu
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Dream state/Waking state
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Dream state/Waking state

Fearless Leader "Q"...my fearless leader anyway...only guy who can handle minobu.... anyway...He keeps bringing up this which i will post and I think it is Nichiren Daishonin's words. This [Lotus] sutra deals with the original mind [of enlightenment] in the waking state. But because living beings ar...
by Minobu
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 50
Views: 565

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

I was vaguely aware that some consider it an inauthentic writing, but Nichiren Shu evidently considers it to be authentic. On re-reading it, especially the NOPPA translation, it seems to be saying something very different from the hongaku "we're all Buddhas just as we are" line. see this is a probl...
by Minobu
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: The acceptable bounds of behavior - Split from discussion of Shoho Jisso Sho
Replies: 11
Views: 126

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

don't know if i got this but it was sort of like that in the gakki....as long as you did their thing anything was forgiven/brushed under the rug... I have never yet heard a lecture in SGI saying the practice gives license or a pardon. In fact, the repeated instruction is to be an example- to demons...
by Minobu
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: The acceptable bounds of behavior - Split from discussion of Shoho Jisso Sho
Replies: 11
Views: 126

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

I don't know what to call that teaching.... As a tendency within religions, it’s called ‘antinomianism’. Its definition, in the context of Christianity, is Definition of antinomian. 1 : one who holds that under the gospel dispensation of grace the moral law is of no use or obligation because faith ...
by Minobu
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)
Replies: 50
Views: 565

Re: Shoho Jisso Sho (All Phenomena as Ultimate Reality)

I think it was the Bear's voice. He heard deep inside him. Growling low, in dark secret places. The Old One's say when a man and an animal spill each other's' blood, they become One. (taken from movie Legends of the Fall ) so it is the same with our relationship with Gohonzon. [media]https://www.you...