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by Minobu
Wed May 01, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 6681

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

But you don't realize it until it's pointed out to you? Why didn't you know this? Maybe your teachers obfuscated? Why did they do that? I said "if." I don't believe the Gohonzon is Shakyamuni. It is and it isn't. IT IS . Without it Being Lord Sakyamuni Buddha it would just be a historic account of ...
by Minobu
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 6681

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

Well Q it's like this for me. There are teachings from Nichiren Shonin meant for the general uneducated public to bring them into the mainstream Buddhist healing thing..I think thats what really got Him in trouble both from earthly powers and the forces that keep us confused when taking up the path....
by Minobu
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 6681

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

I grew up with SGI/N.Shoshu. I know that they discourage reading sutras, including the Lotus Sutra. SGI has changed its tune somewhat, but up until the time I left which was over 10 years ago, leaders would say things like, "Oh, well, the Lotus Sutra is hard to understand. You don't have to read it...
by Minobu
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 6681

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

We disagree on a lot of things then. If the gohonzon is Shakyamuni then by worshipping the gohonzon I'm worshipping Shakyamuni. But you don't realize it until it's pointed out to you? Why didn't you know this? Maybe your teachers obfuscated? Why did they do that? In all fairness the leadership is h...
by Minobu
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 6681

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

We disagree on a lot of things then. If the gohonzon is Shakyamuni then by worshipping the gohonzon I'm worshipping Shakyamuni. One thing we know for certain Lord Sakyamuni Buddha said was "Do not look to any god or demon for help , not even Me . I cannot help you you have to help yourself ." which...
by Minobu
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 6681

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

I don't have the same relationship with Shakyamuni that I have with President Ikeda and Nichiren Daishonin. Have you considered that maybe the reason your connection to Shakyamuni is thwarted is because the teachers you rely on do not facilitate that connection? Nichiren is pretty clear about his v...
by Minobu
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Something I'm missing....
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: Something I'm missing....

Whatever helps you is the highest teachings for you. I was recalling one of my Teachers, Kalden Geshe La . what a beautiful sentient being...truly a Bohdisatva whose mere presence invoked Bodhicitta in me... One day while sharing some food with Him , I was so pleased with myself that i knew the hig...
by Minobu
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Something I'm missing....
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: Something I'm missing....

If i may address the whole gay thing and religion. The universe produced gay people for a reason....diversity... what men write and say is true in the name of the universe is usually for control and to bolster their own warped views. The basics of christianity are similar to the basic teaching of Bu...
by Minobu
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Like a dream or a kind of dream?
Replies: 30
Views: 1788

Re: Like a dream or a kind of dream?

it's a reference to Sunyata, the true nature of all phenomenon .
by Minobu
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The lineage of Nichiju
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: The lineage of Nichiju

illarraza wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:44 am
, Minobu which put together the Letter to Lord Hakii (Hakii done gosho)
Mark
I'm taking the 5th on this one :tongue:
by Minobu
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 6681

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

Are you sure that you aren't confusing "Victor Hugo's house" with "the Victor Hugo House?" Victor Hugo AFAIK has never lived in the château des roches. The place of residence Victor Hugo used when writing les miserable...it's a national treasure he bought it when Les Miz was at it's height ... As I...
by Minobu
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 6681

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

I was an adult at the time, France was outraged , he out bid everyone. It made the news big time in France. Are you sure that you aren't confusing "Victor Hugo's house" with "the Victor Hugo House?" Victor Hugo AFAIK has never lived in the château des roches. The place of residence Victor Hugo used...
by Minobu
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 6681

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

http://www.maisonlitterairedevictorhugo.net/GBcreation.htm https://www.fujibi.or.jp/en/index.html Its not as salacious as Minobu makes it out. salacious..lol...really? look up salacious lol.. The motivation behind the Victor Hugo House and Fuji Art Museum should be understood. i was an adult at the...
by Minobu
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 6681

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

France was not happy to see the famous treasure, Victor Hugo 's home,go the way of a Japanese billionaire due to bidding. What? Victor Hugo's home is a museum owned by the City of Paris. What are the sources for your other claims? He owns the house...bought it in the 80's along with some 40 million...
by Minobu
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Father has cancer.
Replies: 22
Views: 2131

Re: Father has cancer.

I have gotten to a point in my life where I am skeptical and hesitant to pray, and hesitant to ask for others prayers. The point of our various Buddhist practices is to attain Buddhahood. We believe in prayer because it does work. Not all the time it might seem , but behind the scenes so much is ha...
by Minobu
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 6681

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

I doubt he's heard the song, or even would understand it. I'd speculate that maybe he meant that the despair we hippies felt defined us to him. And you're right about him being the perfect instrument. He might be the perfect instrument , but thats about living for the Lotus sutra. all the money and...
by Minobu
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 6681

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

I see his life as one with the Law and was the perfect instrument for the Law to spread throughout the world outside of Japan. When he dies this legacy of him will live on. He is responsible for bringing this practice to the world. And deserves much credit for his life's work. It's going to be a ver...
by Minobu
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How important is forgiveness?
Replies: 34
Views: 1878

Re: How important is forgiveness?

Forgiveness means that there’s now a blank slate as far as whatever the offending behavior was. It’s like forgiving a debt. You don’t owe the money anymore. Are you referring to the Karmic debt incurred by the offenders actions? Does forgiveness wipe that slate clean? Forgiveness is an attitude , a...
by Minobu
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is "love"?
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: What is "love"?

What is love?
Baby don't hurt me
Don't hurt me
No more

Haddaway seems to have a problem.
by Minobu
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How important is forgiveness?
Replies: 34
Views: 1878

Re: How important is forgiveness?

As Buddhists we are supposed to be trained in this... Not nearly as importance as acceptance. Not that the two are mutually exclusive necessarily, but forgiveness typically carries an agenda, even if it's just to "make things right", to make things ok again. Acceptance of where things actually are,...

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