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by bcol01
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is there room in Nichiren Buddhism for an atheist?
Replies: 30
Views: 896

Is there room in Nichiren Buddhism for an atheist?

If so, how does one reinterpret things like deities, Buddhist Gods, Etc?
by bcol01
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Are Nichiren Buddhists usually conservative on liberal issues or?
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Are Nichiren Buddhists usually conservative on liberal issues or?

I have heard that many Nichiren sects in Japan are traditionally conservative. I'm wondering if this is true and to what extent if so.
by bcol01
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does Nihilism fit into Nichiren Buddhism, or does it?
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: How does Nihilism fit into Nichiren Buddhism, or does it?

Could you elaborate on why perhaps?
Queequeg wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:33 pm
It doesn't.

Nihilism is a wrong view.
by bcol01
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does Nihilism fit into Nichiren Buddhism, or does it?
Replies: 12
Views: 381

How does Nihilism fit into Nichiren Buddhism, or does it?

Seems like Nihilism is one of the reasons that Western society is becoming increasingly disrespectful and immoral. Just my thoughts. What are your thoughts on this?
by bcol01
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we deal with working amongst unprofessional co workers?
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: How do we deal with working amongst unprofessional co workers?

Thanks again Marc. So much. Hmmm... This is easier said than done but:   Whenever he's on your back, correcting you, you have a precious opportunity to see and feel the mechanism of the ego at work: Tensing & tightening up, defending one's point of view etc...   You could, (if you remember to !!!), ...
by bcol01
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we deal with working amongst unprofessional co workers?
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: How do we deal with working amongst unprofessional co workers?

:) I suppose the other aspect of my situation is that I have this guy I work with and he's not even a manager but yet he constantly feels the need to approach me to either tell me what to do or how something is suppose to be done or just to correct me in some way. He's even called me at home on my p...
by bcol01
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we deal with working amongst unprofessional co workers?
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: How do we deal with working amongst unprofessional co workers?

Marc, there is great wisdom in what you've said. Difficult people can be opportunities for us to grow and develop patience and compassion, if we choose to relate to it that way. There is power in that and powerlessness in succumbing to these difficulties. Thank you for your insight. I deeply appreci...
by bcol01
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we deal with working amongst unprofessional co workers?
Replies: 13
Views: 648

How do we deal with working amongst unprofessional co workers?

I am in the process of looking for a decent job while I attend school online to further my education. In my current job, I work around others who are often rude and just plain unprofessional. How can I deal with these types of individuals while maintaining my composure and own sense of professionali...
by bcol01
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...
Replies: 44
Views: 1956

Re: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...

Hi! I think a lot of what you said really made sense to me and has really given me food for thought. I appreciate your insights and I find it to be very helpful in sorting myself out. Ty again. :namaste: My theory is that behind the homosexual promiscuity there are several influences. One of them is...
by bcol01
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...
Replies: 44
Views: 1956

Question about homosexuality & life's experience...

So I grew up as a Christian, Protestant to be exact and I was always taught that the "lifestyle" is a dead-end, meaning that gay men just want sex and hardly ever want a monogamous relationship. Well, in my experiences in life (I am a gay male), I have sort of found this to be true. Not saying that ...
by bcol01
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the best way to deal with narcissistic slander?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

What is the best way to deal with narcissistic slander?

I ended a friendship with someone who I knew for a few years who turned out to be quite narcissistic and petty. I am concerned that this person may slander me in order to keep up their false image and I'm wondering what is the most effective and Buddhist way to deal with such a person? Ty
by bcol01
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Misfortune (Please Advise)
Replies: 21
Views: 1733

Re: Misfortune (Please Advise)

Incredible! There could be many reasons for problems to come. First of all in these world problems come, up and down come and that’s it. That being said i would not be surprised if people sabotage themself sometime. It can be quiet obvious : guilt for exemple can generate calamities. But it can also...
by bcol01
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we deal with friends who make assumptions about us that are not true?
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: How do we deal with friends who make assumptions about us that are not true?

I spoke to him, he listened, apologized, deflected a bit but, things are communicated. Sounds like a good chance to develop your debating and interpersonal skills, both of which the Gohonzon can be a great help with. Chant slowly and carefully as you pick out the logical fallacies involved. Most of ...
by bcol01
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we deal with friends who make assumptions about us that are not true?
Replies: 3
Views: 265

How do we deal with friends who make assumptions about us that are not true?

So I have a friend who use to be a psych tech in the military and he often makes assumptions about others as if he knows what they're thinking, etc. For example, I mentioned once that I had thought about going back to Church and he tells me I need to stop being self-depracating and that he thinks I ...
by bcol01
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is a good book I can read on the Lotus Sutra that is a commentary on it?
Replies: 8
Views: 470

What is a good book I can read on the Lotus Sutra that is a commentary on it?

Is there a good book out there that I can read on the Lotus Sutra that is a commentary on each chapter or portion?

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