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by narhwal90
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon
Replies: 61
Views: 1155

Re: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon

you have every right to accuse me of getting this idea from gakki or whoever.it's a free world..but i did not come to this conclusion based on gakki or NSA..i'm actually Canadian and never went to NSA meetings.. The concept is from my own understanding of what we do..you are Namu'ing the gohonzon.....
by narhwal90
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon
Replies: 61
Views: 1155

Re: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon

I haven't made myself clear... everything that you chant to you become like...yes no...chant to a fox and what happens? There are people in Japan especially business men who prefer chanting to a fox.. so we chant to Gohonzon to develop those qualities that lay latent or almost latent inside us.. li...
by narhwal90
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon
Replies: 61
Views: 1155

Re: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon

I haven't made myself clear... everything that you chant to you become like...yes no...chant to a fox and what happens? There are people in Japan especially business men who prefer chanting to a fox.. so we chant to Gohonzon to develop those qualities that lay latent or almost latent inside us.. li...
by narhwal90
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon
Replies: 61
Views: 1155

Re: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon

reading this , not completely, i came to the conclusion that knocking the Daigohonzon is like a trick of Mara.. I will be more careful in future . It's the emphasis that this Gohonzon has some sort of special power implied. Now thats the real problem for me... reading this ...then coming back and s...
by narhwal90
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon
Replies: 61
Views: 1155

Re: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon

The Nichiren Mandala Workshop has a paper regarding the N.Shoshu Dai-Gohonzon, including a close examination of its design in relation to other original gohonzons including forensic examination of its style, as well as a presentation of relevant gosho and other documentation; https://nichirenmandal...
by narhwal90
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon
Replies: 61
Views: 1155

Re: when Taisekiji first stated original Buddha and dai Gohonzon

The Nichiren Mandala Workshop has a paper regarding the N.Shoshu Dai-Gohonzon, including a close examination of its design in relation to other original gohonzons including forensic examination of its style, as well as a presentation of relevant gosho and other documentation; https://nichirenmandala...
by narhwal90
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 40
Views: 817

Re: What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?

My take on it is the sutras point to the dharma but are not it. If you are looking for the ultimate teaching in which to reside you will probably be searching for a long time. OTOH it might be productive to read those other sutras, see how meaningful they are to you in terms of practice; meaning, wh...
by narhwal90
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Gongyo
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Gongyo

That is a cool pic! Thanks :) :twothumbsup:
by narhwal90
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Incense burners
Replies: 20
Views: 759

Re: Incense burners

I beg pardon for intruding, but getting the entire stick to burn is a thing in Nichiren-land sometimes. The burners I'm familiar with are a open-top box, the stick is lit (usually 3 of them), and laid flat on the accumulated ashes. Sand or salt as a starter is a bit of a pain, tending to extinguish ...
by narhwal90
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 200
Views: 19544

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

Same here- I hope the poster can present the substantial differences.
by narhwal90
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Feeling Emotions
Replies: 59
Views: 2042

Re: Feeling Emotions

Also I'm sorry but I have never seen a case of non attachment that didn't look like apathy to me. It sort of reminds me why most went off to monasteries for practice or sought solitude, it doesn't seem like something with practical use in the world. It also sounds like a contradiction since one has...
by narhwal90
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Feeling Emotions
Replies: 59
Views: 2042

Re: Feeling Emotions

I found compassion for others was a choice. It generally felt contrived on the cushion but when I chose to act off the cushion, go volunteer and get involved, then my sense of it became genuine and much, much stronger. I like the tricycle article with respect to the disturbing and turbulent nature o...
by narhwal90
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can one practice Zen AND Nichiren?
Replies: 30
Views: 972

Re: Can one practice Zen AND Nichiren?

I toured various sanghas as travel and circumstances permitted, ultimately dharma stalking the roshi I am working with. There is a wide world of practice out there. I choose to not accept Nichiren's statement that other teachings are provisional in comparison, or that they have lost effectiveness. T...
by narhwal90
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do you deal with emotions like anger and frustration when they come up?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: How do you deal with emotions like anger and frustration when they come up?

I find that the mental noise that becomes apparent when sitting is not dissimilar to that found when chanting in front of the gohonzon. Not grasping at it, to think more of that or suppress thoughts of the other, seems to produce a better effect; the general reduction in its amplitude, increased com...
by narhwal90
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can one practice Zen AND Nichiren?
Replies: 30
Views: 972

Re: Can one practice Zen AND Nichiren?

I do both, but don't mix though experience in one clearly informs the other. I am active in SGI meetings and a Soto sangha. I find Nichiren practice brings initiative and determination to sitting & study, Zen brings a minute examination of assumptions, beliefs, habits and diverse study material.
by narhwal90
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If daimoku doesn't fix everything and therapy is recommended, then why do daimoku at all?
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: If daimoku doesn't fix everything and therapy is recommended, then why do daimoku at all?

When I was a new member I had various issues I complained about; school, relationships, money and so on. When I went for guidance the recommendation was to chant about it, then take action. Could be the chanting and talking to leaders and other members got me to be more skillful. I wonder how often ...
by narhwal90
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Reply to Ueno
Replies: 38
Views: 781

Re: Reply to Ueno

I suggest obtaining a copy of the Nichiren Mandala Workshop texts. Their main focus is the inventory of available and known gohonzons made by Nichiren and his chief disciples, the pictures and analysis is quite interesting but the text goes on to trace provenances and lineages. It is clear that the ...
by narhwal90
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the history of the daimoku?
Replies: 26
Views: 715

Re: What is the history of the daimoku?

As context, but not as authority, there is the wiki article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namu_My%C5%8Dh%C5%8D_Renge_Ky%C5%8D suggesting origins dating back to Saicho. I suggest getting a copy of Stone's "Original Enlightenment and the Transformation of Medieval Japanese Buddhism"- available from am...
by narhwal90
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What did Nichiren teach exactly, and how did he come up with the idea of chanting the daimoku?
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: What did Nichiren teach exactly, and how did he come up with the idea of chanting the daimoku?

From accounts I've read, the recitation of the title was known well before Nichiren, his innovation seems to be creation of a single practice school from it. Stone discusses this point also as I recall. I vaguely recall one of the coffeehouse pages referring to it also.

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