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by bcol01
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What can we learn from COVID-19?
Replies: 5
Views: 264

What can we learn from COVID-19?

And, does the Risho Ankoku Ron have any relevance to what is happening today?
by bcol01
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why are some people so indecisive about which religion they believe in?
Replies: 14
Views: 477

Re: Why are some people so indecisive about which religion they believe in?

My understanding is that staying the course and following the Lotus Sutra is quite difficult. What advice would you give a person who keeps jumping at every other interesting religion? If a person finds something in Nichiren Buddhism that works and that they feel is true, why would they keep jumping...
by bcol01
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why are some people so indecisive about which religion they believe in?
Replies: 14
Views: 477

Why are some people so indecisive about which religion they believe in?

If a person finds something in Nichiren Buddhism that works and that they feel is true, why would they keep jumping in and out of other religions?
by bcol01
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why does the Bible get more credence than the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Why does the Bible get more credence than the Lotus Sutra?

It seems that in the West, the Bible is much more believable to people than the Lotus Sutra. Why is this so?
by bcol01
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Does compassion mean never upsetting someone with the truth?
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Does compassion mean never upsetting someone with the truth?

I know that at times, Nichiren was quite forceful in his words. When it comes to "Right Speech", what is the right way to view this?

I realize that the truth often hurts. Does compassion mean never upsetting someone with the truth?
by bcol01
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How would Nichiren view and deal with difficult people?
Replies: 1
Views: 531

How would Nichiren view and deal with difficult people?

Obviously we can look at this from the perspective of his life and what he experienced, but I was hoping to get your opinions on this. I see him as being patient and compassionate all at once. He had such resolve.
by bcol01
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the best way to handle entitled customers?
Replies: 5
Views: 877

What is the best way to handle entitled customers?

Meaning, customers who are demanding, illogical, rude, all about them, etc?
by bcol01
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the best way to handle insensitivity and indifference?
Replies: 4
Views: 674

What is the best way to handle insensitivity and indifference?

What is the best way to handle someone who is insensitive and indifferent towards you? I have a relative who no matter how I try to reach out to her, she just never takes an interest in being a part of my life. When I tell her how hurtful this feels to me, she blames me rather than addressing her ow...
by bcol01
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: As a Nichiren Buddhist, how do you view Thanksgiving?
Replies: 5
Views: 785

As a Nichiren Buddhist, how do you view Thanksgiving?

Is there a way to view this holiday, as a Nichiren Buddhist?
by bcol01
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What was Nichiren's view on things such as filial piety?
Replies: 3
Views: 686

What was Nichiren's view on things such as filial piety?

To what extent was his overall view on Confucian ethics?
by bcol01
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What do you do when someone you love leaves you feeling devalued and insignificant?
Replies: 2
Views: 877

What do you do when someone you love leaves you feeling devalued and insignificant?

It's quite a hurtful thing to go through. What is the best way to deal with this type of treatment?
by bcol01
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I have been offered a management position within my company, but...
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: I have been offered a management position within my company, but...

Thank you.
Karma_Yeshe wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:46 pm
It is hard to judge, when one is not nearby.
The way you explain it sounds about right.

Don't worry too much!
KY
by bcol01
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I have been offered a management position within my company, but...
Replies: 3
Views: 429

I have been offered a management position within my company, but...

I have been offered a management position within my company but today I had to have a conversation with the owner and had to be very frank about an associate. I had to explain to the owner that this associate is unprofessional and unkind to other associates and customers and is and is affecting the ...
by bcol01
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do I have to be nice all the time?
Replies: 15
Views: 1419

Do I have to be nice all the time?

Sometimes I feel ashamed of my own emotions, like I'm suppose to just be nice all the time.
by bcol01
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Does being compassionate mean if we always have to be nice and we can express our opinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Does being compassionate mean if we always have to be nice and we can express our opinions?

I'm Italian and not that that as an excuse but I tend to be quite blunt and am often torn between wanting to be compassionate and kind and also be true to how I feel about stuff. Where is the middle ground?
by bcol01
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Haven't posted here in a while...
Replies: 5
Views: 1066

Haven't posted here in a while...

Hello everyone! I haven't posted anything in a while but yesterday I converted to Honmon Butsuryu Shu. So far, from all I've learned, it's been an incredible experience and my priest is being very helpful. He even shipped me a Gohonzon and juzu beads for free, which is more than awesome. I hope you ...
by bcol01
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the best way to deal with a roommate who acts up (acting irritated)? Reward with attention or ignore?
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: What is the best way to deal with a roommate who acts up (acting irritated)? Reward with attention or ignore?

I know & I plan on moving out when my lease is up. I never should have resigned. But in the meantime, I'm struggling to figure out how to live with this person while also maintaining a compassionate stance and also not getting sucked in to their dysfunction. You guys maybe have dealt with this type ...
by bcol01
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the best way to deal with a roommate who acts up (acting irritated)? Reward with attention or ignore?
Replies: 6
Views: 632

What is the best way to deal with a roommate who acts up (acting irritated)? Reward with attention or ignore?

What is the best way to deal with a roommate who acts up in order to get attention? Reward with attention or ignore?

Fyi, this person is basically a narcissist.

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