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by mansurhirbi87
Tue May 05, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1334

Re: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?

Thank you, Q. i asked the question to anyone that could elaborate to me. I think there is more related to the essential teaching in the 16th chapter. I know some says that Nichiren revealed that from the Shakyamuni revelation that he was enlightened in remote past it show us that he was enlightened ...
by mansurhirbi87
Tue May 05, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1334

Re: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?

In Tiantai and Tendai, this teaching is interpreted to expansively embrace the immeasurable upaya. Nichiren, however, interpreted this to say, once the Essential is revealed, there is no need for the immeasurable upaya. I think this is the point where Nichiren and Tendai diverge. It's an important ...
by mansurhirbi87
Sat May 02, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1334

Re: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?

i'm refering to daimoku not only as expression but as the sole practice too
by mansurhirbi87
Fri May 01, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1334

Re: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?

yeah. i read more and still cannot see as contextualization helps see daimoku the better practice for people who says that nichiren is following Tiantai. I guees the only solution is to say that he saw and propose something diferent
by mansurhirbi87
Fri May 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1334

Re: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?

thank you, Q. I 'm at the beggining of the book, but i perceived it is essencial to Tiantai. Maybe the part about Ekayana will shed some light to me. I was wondering if the daimoku could be the upaya to perceive everything as upaya. Crazy, isn't it !!!
by mansurhirbi87
Fri May 01, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1334

if everything is upaya(means) what is daimoku ?

I'm reading "emptiness and omnipresence" by Ziporyn. Indeed a very nice book on buddhist philosophy, but it seems present tiantai as a way where everything is relative or/and upayas. so, i ask, how harmonize with the ideia that daimoku is the expression and content of truth ?
by mansurhirbi87
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen for a few
Replies: 26
Views: 1344

Re: Zazen for a few

jake wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:31 am
LastLegend wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:00 am
It seems like people don’t believe in unprocessed wisdom that functions without making any distinction...yet distinction is also made.

And Maitreya’s method of transforming karma.
Can you explain how this relates to the OP?
i'm confused too
by mansurhirbi87
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen for a few
Replies: 26
Views: 1344

Re: Zazen for a few

The difficult aspect, beside body disconfort, is that the mind don't want to be put in "checkmate ". It want finish the zazen. I practice some time ago but at same time i was having anxiety crisis. Once while i was practicing at a zendo i had a very bad experience. i told to the "master", that even...
by mansurhirbi87
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen for a few
Replies: 26
Views: 1344

Re: Zazen for a few

The difficult aspect, beside body disconfort, is that the mind don't want to be put in "checkmate ". It want finish the zazen. I practice some time ago but at same time i was having anxiety crisis. Once while i was practicing at a zendo i had a very bad experience. i told to the "master", that even ...
by mansurhirbi87
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen for a few
Replies: 26
Views: 1344

Re: Zazen for a few

It is easy. As easy as becoming bored. Practically effortless. The part that people have the most difficulty with is that it is so easy. Most people spend years never realizing how easy it is. That’s because the mind says, “what? No way. That’s too easy!” And refuses to give in. Just like falling b...
by mansurhirbi87
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen for a few
Replies: 26
Views: 1344

Re: Zazen for a few

Breathing in and out is for everyone. :smile: Sorry, but you all must agree that it's not one so easy practice as it seems It is easy. As easy as becoming bored. Practically effortless. The part that people have the most difficulty with is that it is so easy. Most people spend years never realizing...
by mansurhirbi87
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen for a few
Replies: 26
Views: 1344

Re: Zazen for a few

seeker242 wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:28 pm
Breathing in and out is for everyone. :smile:
Sorry, but you all must agree that it's not one so easy practice as it seems
by mansurhirbi87
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen for a few
Replies: 26
Views: 1344

Re: Zazen for a few

Zen is for anyone who has the good fortune to connect to it and is sufficiently interested. Specific methods (including zazen) are for the people they fit. It is the teacher's job to prescribe them accordingly as the student's practice progresses. There is no elitism in any of this. I was thinking ...
by mansurhirbi87
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen for a few
Replies: 26
Views: 1344

Zazen for a few

Dear ones,

What would you answer to the opinion that zazen is not to everyone, just for a few ? With it could be said that it is almost elitist


_/\_
by mansurhirbi87
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is Buddha nature?
Replies: 27
Views: 1972

Re: What is Buddha nature?

i guess that as you said it is the potential to achieve buddhahood . And buddhahood is the fruition of indestructible hapiness, wisdom and compassion

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by mansurhirbi87
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: SHINRAN'S CLASSIFICATION OF BUDDHIST TEACHINGS
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: SHINRAN'S CLASSIFICATION OF BUDDHIST TEACHINGS

found it (Gotuku's notes) confusing. There is not a commentary of it ?
by mansurhirbi87
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Soka Gakkai yesterday and today
Replies: 18
Views: 796

Re: Soka Gakkai yesterday and today

"Actual proof" is still very much the metric, though these days its not about getting the car but keeping the family together, overcoming illness and so on. Material success as a consequence is accepted, and is praised for newcomers- but even then its never presented as a goal. The lack of study ou...
by mansurhirbi87
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Soka Gakkai yesterday and today
Replies: 18
Views: 796

Re: Soka Gakkai yesterday and today

Years ago Gakkai emphasis on what they use to call actual proof that was usually related to material benefits was something that disturbed me. Another feature is that they consider Ikeda as the great master, i don't see it as a great problem. I don't see they treat him as a divinity. Perhaps the si...
by mansurhirbi87
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Soka Gakkai yesterday and today
Replies: 18
Views: 796

Re: Soka Gakkai yesterday and today

Years ago Gakkai emphasis on what they use to call actual proof that was usually related to material benefits was something that disturbed me. Another feature is that they consider Ikeda as the great master, i don't see it as a great problem. I don't see they treat him as a divinity. Perhaps the si...
by mansurhirbi87
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Soka Gakkai yesterday and today
Replies: 18
Views: 796

Re: Soka Gakkai yesterday and today

Years ago Gakkai emphasis on what they use to call actual proof that was usually related to material benefits was something that disturbed me. Another feature is that they consider Ikeda as the great master, i don't see it as a great problem. I don't see they treat him as a divinity. Perhaps the sim...

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