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by bcol01
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Would this be acceptable to use in place of a Gohonzon?
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Would this be acceptable to use in place of a Gohonzon?

If you’re “unaffiliated,” I guess it would be okay, but a Nichiren Shu priest would issue a new person a “temporary” mandala (I never had one of those, so I’m not sure what they look like exactly) until your jukai and then they’d give you a Shutei Mandala Gohonzon. Too bad there's not even a Nichir...
by bcol01
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Would this be acceptable to use in place of a Gohonzon?
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Would this be acceptable to use in place of a Gohonzon?

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:07 pm
Hey, if Honzon of novel design are getting circulated... maybe seeds are taking root.
That's a good point.
by bcol01
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Would this be acceptable to use in place of a Gohonzon?
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Would this be acceptable to use in place of a Gohonzon?

markatex wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:44 pm
Where did you find that? I haven’t seen it anywhere before.
I think I just googled Gohonzon.
by bcol01
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Would this be acceptable to use in place of a Gohonzon?
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Would this be acceptable to use in place of a Gohonzon?

According to Nichiren Shu. https://www.google.com/shopping/product/1?q=eternal+buddha+statue&client=ms-android-verizon&biw=360&bih=511&tbs=vw:g,ss:44&prmd=sinv&prds=num:1,of:1,epd:9849285037064497892,paur:ClkAsKraXxB2UnjouGsNdyFWwenSAJv4Uy7R-Go2Cc2e__iGrq72vxGDHnbKWdZbxJpfCd86S-zrsnLS4l13i4OnBbEZUld...
by bcol01
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How important is forgiveness?
Replies: 33
Views: 770

How important is forgiveness?

I recently had a big miscommunication with a close friend, leading to an argument. Honestly, we were both intoxicated and said hurtful things. Nevertheless, I reached out to said friend and apologized for my part in things but I can't help feeling bruised still. Anyway, how important is forgiveness ...
by bcol01
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do we have to do continuous daimoku?
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Why do we have to do continuous daimoku?

Why can't we just say it once and achieve the state of Buddhahood. I'm trying to understand why the repetition.
by bcol01
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is this the Daimoku?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Is this the Daimoku?

Fascinating.
如傑優婆塞 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:36 am
What does that mean?
No. It's a Japanese idiom: 善は急げ 'zen ha iso ge' which me queenans 'strike the iron whilst it's hot'. This is
Here's one interpretation. It's also read as 'zen wa iso ge'
by bcol01
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is this the Daimoku?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Is this the Daimoku?

What does that mean?
如傑優婆塞 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:00 am
No. It's a Japanese idiom: 善は急げ 'zen ha iso ge' which means 'strike the iron whilst it's hot'. This is
by bcol01
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is this the Daimoku?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Is this the Daimoku?

Is this the daimoku?
by bcol01
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What would Nichiren have to say about Catholicism and what it teaches?
Replies: 10
Views: 393

What would Nichiren have to say about Catholicism and what it teaches?

If someone tried converting Nichiren to Catholicism, what do you think he'd say?
by bcol01
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What's the deal with King Ashoka?
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: What's the deal with King Ashoka?

It's something to me.

Maybe I didn't phrase the question better.
Queequeg wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:49 pm
bcol01 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:43 pm
Show about nothing?
Nothing.

by bcol01
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What's the deal with King Ashoka?
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: What's the deal with King Ashoka?

Show about nothing? Haha well, my Thai Buddhist friend seems to think Ashoka's understanding of Buddhism is superior to Nichiren's. can't imagine what that conversation was... was it a Seinfeld bit? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edicts_of_Ashoka That's about as meaningless a remark as they come, fra...
by bcol01
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What's the deal with King Ashoka?
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: What's the deal with King Ashoka?

Haha well, my Thai Buddhist friend seems to think Ashoka's understanding of Buddhism is superior to Nichiren's.
Queequeg wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:16 pm
can't imagine what that conversation was...

was it a Seinfeld bit?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edicts_of_Ashoka
by bcol01
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What's the deal with King Ashoka?
Replies: 16
Views: 452

What's the deal with King Ashoka?

My friend seems to think that what King Ashoka says overrides what the Lotus Sutra says and teaches.
by bcol01
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do you distance yourself from a roommate who you use to consider a friend?
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: How do you distance yourself from a roommate who you use to consider a friend?

Queequeg wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:34 pm
How long is the lease?

Find a sublet and move.
Not that simple; lease ends in September. I'm just wondering how to deal until. :/
by bcol01
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do you distance yourself from a roommate who you use to consider a friend?
Replies: 5
Views: 278

How do you distance yourself from a roommate who you use to consider a friend?

So, I have a roommate who use to be my friend. That is, until I realized that he just doesn't respect me; the toxicity is too great to go into here.

How do I deal with him without creating tension as roommates until my lease ends?
by bcol01
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is "love"?
Replies: 6
Views: 246

What is "love"?

I feel like ppl throw the word around a lot.

What is love?

If I see no signs that someone loves me, yet they tell me they do, what's that about?

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