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by bcol01
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What would Nichiren have to say about Catholicism and what it teaches?
Replies: 10
Views: 559

What would Nichiren have to say about Catholicism and what it teaches?

If someone tried converting Nichiren to Catholicism, what do you think he'd say?
by bcol01
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What's the deal with King Ashoka?
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: What's the deal with King Ashoka?

It's something to me.

Maybe I didn't phrase the question better.
Queequeg wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:49 pm
bcol01 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:43 pm
Show about nothing?
Nothing.

by bcol01
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What's the deal with King Ashoka?
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: What's the deal with King Ashoka?

Show about nothing? Haha well, my Thai Buddhist friend seems to think Ashoka's understanding of Buddhism is superior to Nichiren's. can't imagine what that conversation was... was it a Seinfeld bit? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edicts_of_Ashoka That's about as meaningless a remark as they come, fra...
by bcol01
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What's the deal with King Ashoka?
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: What's the deal with King Ashoka?

Haha well, my Thai Buddhist friend seems to think Ashoka's understanding of Buddhism is superior to Nichiren's.
Queequeg wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:16 pm
can't imagine what that conversation was...

was it a Seinfeld bit?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edicts_of_Ashoka
by bcol01
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What's the deal with King Ashoka?
Replies: 16
Views: 661

What's the deal with King Ashoka?

My friend seems to think that what King Ashoka says overrides what the Lotus Sutra says and teaches.
by bcol01
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do you distance yourself from a roommate who you use to consider a friend?
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: How do you distance yourself from a roommate who you use to consider a friend?

Queequeg wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:34 pm
How long is the lease?

Find a sublet and move.
Not that simple; lease ends in September. I'm just wondering how to deal until. :/
by bcol01
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do you distance yourself from a roommate who you use to consider a friend?
Replies: 5
Views: 372

How do you distance yourself from a roommate who you use to consider a friend?

So, I have a roommate who use to be my friend. That is, until I realized that he just doesn't respect me; the toxicity is too great to go into here.

How do I deal with him without creating tension as roommates until my lease ends?
by bcol01
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is "love"?
Replies: 7
Views: 457

What is "love"?

I feel like ppl throw the word around a lot.

What is love?

If I see no signs that someone loves me, yet they tell me they do, what's that about?
by bcol01
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?
Replies: 39
Views: 1845

Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?

I have a friend who is a Buddhist and I was trying to find out why the Lotus Sutra is the highest Sutra compared to all the others.
by bcol01
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?

I'm trying to figure out how to respond to their objections. Like, why should I believe that the Lotus Sutra is the teachings of the Buddha? From another often maligned tradition, patience. Think "such are his conditions" and return to your practice. 9 times out of 10, no good will come from engagin...
by bcol01
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?
Replies: 17
Views: 854

How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?

I have heard many ppl say that the Lotus Sutra is not the words of the Buddha. I have heard that Nichiren's form of Buddhism isn't even Buddhism at all because it contrasts so much with early Buddhist teachings. I'd love to hear your thoughts and insights. Btw, happy New Year to you all! My deepest ...
by bcol01
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Did Nichiren believe in demons?
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Did Nichiren believe in demons?

What are they? Are they impermanent too? What is their purpose? Can they possess a person? Where do they come from?
by bcol01
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: In the Gosho, page 444, what does Nichiren mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: In the Gosho, page 444, what does Nichiren mean?

It's an interesting yet simple point. Ty my friend :) From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, footnote 22 on p. 176: This story appears in A Collection of Stories and Poems and other sources. When the young Mao Pao, who later became a general of the Chin dynasty, was walking along the Yangtze River...
by bcol01
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: In the Gosho, page 444, what does Nichiren mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 220

In the Gosho, page 444, what does Nichiren mean?

How does a turtle repay a debt of gratitude?
Gosho page 444
"The Repository Master Shan-wuwei" (Zenmui-sanzo sho)
by bcol01
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do Nichiren Buddhists pray for others?
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Do Nichiren Buddhists pray for others?

How would you describe prayer in Nichiren Buddhism?
by bcol01
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is Buddhahood?
Replies: 14
Views: 904

What is Buddhahood?

I think many people struggle to believe in Nichiren Buddhism because of a misunderstanding of what the word Buddhahood means. In other words, what is the point of practicing if we don't even know what we are practicing for? I wish there were some really good answers out there as to what this term me...
by bcol01
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why didn't the Daimoku save Nichiren from illness?
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Why didn't the Daimoku save Nichiren from illness?

**Gassho**
Queequeg wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:18 pm
Death is certain.
Nothing will save you from the break up of this body.
All compounded things are subject to decay. Strive with diligence!
Buddha's last words

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