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by bcol01
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it ok as a Nichiren Buddhist to seek Buddhist advice about life from other schools (Tibetan, etc)?
Replies: 33
Views: 466

Re: Is it ok as a Nichiren Buddhist to seek Buddhist advice about life from other schools (Tibetan, etc)?

Thank you Quee! Btw, nice new profile pic lol Beware of anyone who says they're all you need. Use your judgment. Make inquiries and judge answers for yourself. Asking questions and getting answers doesn't require commitment. If the person answering demands such compliance, consider it a red flag. Sa...
by bcol01
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Importance of supporting one another in the sangha
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Importance of supporting one another in the sangha

While it is important to support one another in the sangha, we must be careful not to do so from a place of arrogance. Doing so may feel good at the moment, but catering to the ego has been proven time and again to be detrimental and very non-Buddhist indeed. I appreciate the support, insight and pr...
by bcol01
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Independent Nichiren Buddhists, how do you practice?
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Independent Nichiren Buddhists, how do you practice?

Ah, I don't remember those. Thank you though! Do you learn from various teachers and just chant solo or? There are several threads on this topic, here are four (two of which you started): https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=34828&p=552929&hilit=independent#p552929 https://dharmawheel.net/vi...
by bcol01
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Independent Nichiren Buddhists, how do you practice?
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Independent Nichiren Buddhists, how do you practice?

Do you learn from various teachers and just chant solo or?
by bcol01
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it compassionate to speak truth to power?
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Is it compassionate to speak truth to power?

In the context of Nichiren Buddhism, I was hoping to get some clarity on whether speaking truth to power is a compassionate way of speaking. My understanding of compassion is the removal/wanting to remove the suffering of others and, treating them with respect because of their underlying Buddha-natu...
by bcol01
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is one to do with the deep and abiding pain of unrequited love?
Replies: 1
Views: 99

What is one to do with the deep and abiding pain of unrequited love?

If a person is unable to love us, (such as a family member), how do we resist the natural tendency to internalize it?
by bcol01
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: They say misery loves company, but we cannot always avoid people when they are in a bad mood...
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: They say misery loves company, but we cannot always avoid people when they are in a bad mood...

Ty Quee!
Queequeg wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:45 pm Concern yourself with guarding and cultivating your own mind.
by bcol01
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: They say misery loves company, but we cannot always avoid people when they are in a bad mood...
Replies: 3
Views: 79

They say misery loves company, but we cannot always avoid people when they are in a bad mood...

So, how should we interact with them or relate to them when they are in a mood and we cannot help elevate them out of it?
by bcol01
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Nichiren Buddhism better than Kabbalah?
Replies: 28
Views: 387

Why is Nichiren Buddhism better than Kabbalah?

I have a friend who studies Kabbalah and is looking into Nichiren Buddhism. How might I show her that Nichiren Buddhism is the way to go?
by bcol01
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the difference between unconditional love and compassion?
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: What is the difference between unconditional love and compassion?

I always assumed if I was posting in the Nichiren area, it was about Nichiren. When you say none of the four immeasurables are conditional, can you eleborate? Is there any? I never know if you are asking for an overall Buddhist view, or a specifically Nichiren one, I don't know anything about the la...
by bcol01
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How important is compassion and respect when it comes to speech?
Replies: 18
Views: 302

Re: How important is compassion and respect when it comes to speech?

Thank you for your input. I have not read Chapter 20. In fact, I haven't read much of the Lotus Sutra at all...yet. From what I have heard about Nichiren, he did seem to respect others, even if they acted arrogant, etc, because as you mentioned, he realized that everyone wihout exception had the Bud...
by bcol01
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How important is compassion and respect when it comes to speech?
Replies: 18
Views: 302

Re: How important is compassion and respect when it comes to speech?

With all due respect, can we please stick to the OP? Mention us see us minobu. It's only fair. As for obsession it's rather clear given the amount of posts you make about a school you dont belong too. So the question is why concern yourself so much with us? Anyway... the thread is beyound surreal......
by bcol01
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How important is compassion and respect when it comes to speech?
Replies: 18
Views: 302

How important is compassion and respect when it comes to speech?

I don't want to be political here, but piggy-backing off of the recent Presidential debate had me wondering; how important is right speech in the Nichiren context? Shouldn't we be mindful of how we engage with others and how we speak? I would love your take on this. This isn't necessarily about the ...
by bcol01
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Apparently yesterday was Son's day?
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Apparently yesterday was Son's day?

Ty. It is hard not to internalize a parent's inability to love us, but at least I'm moving from resentment and self-hatred to wholeness and healing. It's just hard sometimes. Ty I can't help but feel reminded of the fact that my narcissistic mother doesn't love me or act like I'm her Son. I understa...
by bcol01
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Apparently yesterday was Son's day?
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Apparently yesterday was Son's day?

I can't help but feel reminded of the fact that my narcissistic mother doesn't love me or act like I'm her Son. I understand her own dysfunction, her own inability to love. But somehow, I can't help but feel the pain of feeling forgotten, unloved, etc. And, now there's a day called Son's day? aye ya...

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