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by mansurhirbi87
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do we have to do continuous daimoku?
Replies: 13
Views: 379

Re: Why do we have to do continuous daimoku?

nice topic. I guess it's related to the same principle of zazen : practice is illumination itself and other things related to it that are in my subconciousness but i can't recall right now

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by mansurhirbi87
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What does it mean: "i wrote my life in sumi" by Nichiren ?
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: What does it mean: "i wrote my life in sumi" by Nichiren ?

Here is an "orthodox" translation of the passage: The soul of Nichiren “I, Nichiren have indeed written it by letting my soul (tamashii) dipped in ink flow forth. The very intention (heart) of the Buddha is the Lotus Sutra; the soul of Nichiren is nothing other than Namu Myoho renge kyo. Chan-jan e...
by mansurhirbi87
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: another sutra classification beside tiantai
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: another sutra classification beside tiantai

Do you know if there is another kind of sutra classification beside that one of Zhiyi or Tiantai school ? The word for it is panjiao ( 判教 ), i.e. doctrinal classification, and different schools and teachers have set up such schema. Apart from the Tiantai version , there are the Sanlun , Faxiang , H...
by mansurhirbi87
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: another sutra classification beside tiantai
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: another sutra classification beside tiantai

What I'm asking is, aside from the actual details of the classification, what do you think the significance of the system is? Why are you asking this question? What are you looking for? Significance: there are superior and inferior teachings; provisional methods, definitive methods Why : if exists ...
by mansurhirbi87
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: another sutra classification beside tiantai
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: another sutra classification beside tiantai

Queequeg wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:50 pm
Not sure what you mean. Do you know what Zhiyi had to say?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhiyi#The ... the_Buddha

i'm curious if another tradition classified the sutras or teachings as Zhiyi did. i looked for but didn't find it.
by mansurhirbi87
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: another sutra classification beside tiantai
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: another sutra classification beside tiantai

But they explicitly justified as Zhiyi did ?
by mansurhirbi87
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: another sutra classification beside tiantai
Replies: 8
Views: 286

another sutra classification beside tiantai

Dear ones,

Do you know if there is another kind of sutra classification beside that one of Zhiyi or Tiantai school ?

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by mansurhirbi87
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren buddhist practice
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Nichiren buddhist practice

Translation, please
by mansurhirbi87
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren buddhist practice
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Nichiren buddhist practice

thank you, Q.

I would add that. but i'm wondering if there is more .


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by mansurhirbi87
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren's exclusivism
Replies: 28
Views: 927

Re: Nichiren's exclusivism

i agree with you, brother. but how justify it better ? Others buddhist schools can say that their method are the best, but did not say the others will lead people to bad destinies. I mean...Dogen said that people who rejected the sutras should be beaten with iron rods and thrown into hell. A certai...
by mansurhirbi87
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren buddhist practice
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Nichiren buddhist practice

Dear ones,

beside daimoku recitation, lotus sutra and gosho reading and study, what else do you consider important Nichiren buddhist practice ?


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by mansurhirbi87
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren's exclusivism
Replies: 28
Views: 927

Re: Nichiren's exclusivism

Yes, by exclusivism i meant that. What looks problematic to me was his harsh way to say that the others were wrong. What do you think ? That’s the part I don’t think we necessarily need to copy. Nichiren was reacting to very harsh circumstances. There were plagues, earthquakes, famines, attempted f...
by mansurhirbi87
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What does it mean: "i wrote my life in sumi" by Nichiren ?
Replies: 7
Views: 336

What does it mean: "i wrote my life in sumi" by Nichiren ?

Dear ones,

how do you understand this strong afiramtion made by Nichiren Daishonin related to Gohonzon incription ? "i wrote my life in sumi"


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by mansurhirbi87
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren's exclusivism
Replies: 28
Views: 927

Re: Nichiren's exclusivism

Quote : "His (Nichiren) aim was not to receive patronage himself - it was offered to him and he turned it down." Q, could you indicate the episode, please ? IIRC, this was after he returned from Sado If you remember the biography or gosho where is it, i'd be grateful. About the point that Nichiren a...
by mansurhirbi87
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren's exclusivism
Replies: 28
Views: 927

Re: Nichiren's exclusivism

Quote : "His (Nichiren) aim was not to receive patronage himself - it was offered to him and he turned it down." Q, could you indicate the episode, please ? Quote : "Nichiren eventually gave up on converting the state and turned his efforts to elaborating and explaining his teaching and training his...
by mansurhirbi87
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: How did the originally pure nature become defiled?
Replies: 24
Views: 2301

Re: How did the originally pure nature become defiled?

You can basically also look at it like this, but I think the there is still a translation failure on the part of who originally rendered the passage into English. Extended above are the mysterious [blueprints], and arrayed below lie the courts of darkness. The primordial [spirit] is contained withi...
by mansurhirbi87
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism for the Deaf
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Buddhism for the Deaf

cannot they "recite" mentally and visualize the gohonzon ??
by mansurhirbi87
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: sentient beings-enlightenment-evolution
Replies: 22
Views: 610

Re: sentient beings-enlightenment-evolution

i remembered what a friend that is ocultist said to me years ago : the wheel of life has two ways: one is one that go down till the most simple form of life, so it begins go up again. The ups and downs like that depends on our karma of course. i think this ideia is not hindu, neither buddhist, but i...

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