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by bcol01
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?
Replies: 39
Views: 941

Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?

I have a friend who is a Buddhist and I was trying to find out why the Lotus Sutra is the highest Sutra compared to all the others.
by bcol01
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?
Replies: 17
Views: 462

Re: How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?

I'm trying to figure out how to respond to their objections. Like, why should I believe that the Lotus Sutra is the teachings of the Buddha? From another often maligned tradition, patience. Think "such are his conditions" and return to your practice. 9 times out of 10, no good will come from engagin...
by bcol01
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?
Replies: 17
Views: 462

How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?

I have heard many ppl say that the Lotus Sutra is not the words of the Buddha. I have heard that Nichiren's form of Buddhism isn't even Buddhism at all because it contrasts so much with early Buddhist teachings. I'd love to hear your thoughts and insights. Btw, happy New Year to you all! My deepest ...
by bcol01
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Did Nichiren believe in demons?
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Did Nichiren believe in demons?

What are they? Are they impermanent too? What is their purpose? Can they possess a person? Where do they come from?
by bcol01
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: In the Gosho, page 444, what does Nichiren mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: In the Gosho, page 444, what does Nichiren mean?

It's an interesting yet simple point. Ty my friend :) From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, footnote 22 on p. 176: This story appears in A Collection of Stories and Poems and other sources. When the young Mao Pao, who later became a general of the Chin dynasty, was walking along the Yangtze River...
by bcol01
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: In the Gosho, page 444, what does Nichiren mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

In the Gosho, page 444, what does Nichiren mean?

How does a turtle repay a debt of gratitude?
Gosho page 444
"The Repository Master Shan-wuwei" (Zenmui-sanzo sho)
by bcol01
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do Nichiren Buddhists pray for others?
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Do Nichiren Buddhists pray for others?

How would you describe prayer in Nichiren Buddhism?
by bcol01
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is Buddhahood?
Replies: 14
Views: 549

What is Buddhahood?

I think many people struggle to believe in Nichiren Buddhism because of a misunderstanding of what the word Buddhahood means. In other words, what is the point of practicing if we don't even know what we are practicing for? I wish there were some really good answers out there as to what this term me...
by bcol01
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why didn't the Daimoku save Nichiren from illness?
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Why didn't the Daimoku save Nichiren from illness?

**Gassho**
Queequeg wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:18 pm
Death is certain.
Nothing will save you from the break up of this body.
All compounded things are subject to decay. Strive with diligence!
Buddha's last words
by bcol01
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?

Will do! Ty my friend. :sage: Bcol, Dude here brings up some excellent points. Check out Nichiren's letters to people like this "Letter to Brothers" and letters to Shijo Kingo. These guys were facing all kinds of opposition and persecution, right up to assassination threats, from family, close assoc...
by bcol01
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?

Ty I appreciate your compassionate concern and your advice. When you say that my obstacles are all future treasures, what do you mean by that? There are indeed times when only distance can really untangle you. Parents are your karma, and it's even predicted in the sutras that one's parents at times ...
by bcol01
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why was Nichiren's issue with Zen Buddhism?
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Why was Nichiren's issue with Zen Buddhism?

Why did Nichiren deny that Zen Buddhism was the path to salvation? Why specifically and why was he so forceful and aggressive in his denouncements?
by bcol01
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?

When you say that my obstacles are all future treasures, what do you mean by that? Would love to hear your thoughts on narcissistic parents influencing us negatively and if putting distance between them is sometimes the only option. There are indeed times when only distance can really untangle you. ...
by bcol01
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the difference between being kind and compassionate?
Replies: 12
Views: 245

Re: What is the difference between being kind and compassionate?

I guess I was just looking for some elaboration in the context of Buddhist daily life.
Queequeg wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:00 am
What do you think?

What do those words mean to you?
by bcol01
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?

I'm an adult, have lived on my own for quite some time.
smcj wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:36 am
How old are you? If you’re still under your parent’s care that’s one scenario. If you’re an adult that’s completely different.
by bcol01
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?
Replies: 18
Views: 594

If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?

Would love to hear your thoughts on narcissistic parents influencing us negatively and if putting distance between them is sometimes the only option.

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