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by Bois de Santal
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Nichiren as Honbutsu
Replies: 35
Views: 2015

Re: Nichiren as Honbutsu

Well, that would depend on who you ask. If you ask Nichiren Shoshu or SGI they would say yes. Actually I'm not sure they would say yes. Ultimately their argument is that if Shakyamuni attained enlightenment in the distant past then he must have had a teacher, and that teacher must be the original (...
by Bois de Santal
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Nichiren as Honbutsu
Replies: 35
Views: 2015

Re: Is Nichiren Shu the most traditional of all the Nichiren sects?

is Nichiren the True Buddha of our age? Well, that would depend on who you ask. If you ask Nichiren Shoshu or SGI they would say yes. Actually I'm not sure they would say yes. Ultimately their argument is that if Shakyamuni attained enlightenment in the distant past then he must have had a teacher,...
by Bois de Santal
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can Nichiren Buddhists chant "Om mani padme hum" to the Gohonzon?
Replies: 31
Views: 1884

Re: Can Nichiren Buddhists chant "Om mani padme hum" to the Gohonzon?

Nichiren actually proscribed even circumambulating and prostrations.
Interesting. Do you have a link for that?
by Bois de Santal
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is anyone familiar with Honmon Butsuryo Shu?
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Is anyone familiar with Honmon Butsuryo Shu?

Just to be sure - we are talking about Honmon Butsuryu Shu aren't we?
Or is there also a Honmon Butsuryo Shu?

Do you have a link to the site you were looking at?
by Bois de Santal
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Yampolsky's Selected Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Yampolsky's Selected Writings of Nichiren

You should be alright then. I don't think anyone has every considered Watson comprised because of his work for the soka gakkai. But he was never credited as the sole translator. I believe he did the heavy lifting and then an editorial committed tidied things up for the NSIC translations. (The seven ...
by Bois de Santal
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Yampolsky's Selected Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Yampolsky's Selected Writings of Nichiren

I believe the translations are largely the work of Burton Watson so I wouldn't expect anything hugely different to the official SGI/NSIC translations. That said, maybe there are subtle differences? It is highly probable that the Watson translations would have been tweaked slightly to support NS orth...
by Bois de Santal
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?
Replies: 29
Views: 1488

Re: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?

the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being. It is interesting that you have taken what I would call a very simplistic and fundamentalist definition of god. To me it conjures up the stern wrathful god of the old testament. I have met some Christian thi...
by Bois de Santal
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?
Replies: 29
Views: 1488

Re: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?

It is not easy to get all the various buddhist schools to agree with one another, but this is one such subject.

See item three here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_poi ... 1y%C4%81na
by Bois de Santal
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichidatsu Fujii - Founder of Nipponzan Myohoji
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Nichidatsu Fujii - Founder of Nipponzan Myohoji

Thanks for posting that - it was an interesting read. I've read a bit about this guy before, but there was also a lot there that was new to me. And to my great shame, back when I lived in London I never visited the peace pagoda they constructed. This was pre-schism,and contact with other Nichiren se...
by Bois de Santal
Thu May 17, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What did Nichiren think of Confucianism and Shintoism?
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: What did Nichiren think of Confucianism and Shintoism?

Two observations... Confucianism certainly prompts much thought. One of the challenges is to separate the underlying principles rather than blindly following rules that applied to a different period and culture. In many ways our society today can seem to have lost its bearings and confucianism can p...
by Bois de Santal
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Morning Sun Gosho
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: Morning Sun Gosho

I think this might be what you are after:

On Consecrating an Image of Shakyamuni Buddha Made by Shijō Kingo
https://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/wnd-1/Content/87

although it is about homage to the sun in general. There is no reference to the time of day.
by Bois de Santal
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I want a Nittatsu gohonzon!
Replies: 33
Views: 2732

Re: I want a Nittatsu gohonzon!

How many variations of the Nittatsu are there? I just found this on Pinterest. I believe there is just one okatagi gohonzon. You can check the date of inscription in the bottom right hand corner. I must have seen a tokubetsu back in the day, but I was never inclined then to examine it closely. I ha...
by Bois de Santal
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I want a Nittatsu gohonzon!
Replies: 33
Views: 2732

Re: I want a Nittatsu gohonzon!

The date of the inscription of this gohonzon is the 1st jan, 41st year of Showa, which is the date on all the nittatsu okutagi gohonzon. This is a regular gohonzon, but with a special/better mounting than those generally issued, at least compared to the ones sent overseas. Perhaps it was standard pr...
by Bois de Santal
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: the Entity of the Mystic Law
Replies: 17
Views: 1117

Re: the Entity of the Mystic Law

The Entity of the Mystic Law is this gosho authentic? i cannot find the name in japanese in order to compare with sites that tell us if they are fake. been at it for awhile and cannot see it on the authentic sites the background is sketchy ... if it is real i think there could be real merit in disc...
by Bois de Santal
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 310
Views: 14007

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

Some Buddhisms, not naming any in particular, not even the Buddhism of this subforum necessarily, seem to insist that ordinary beings are already completely enlightenment Buddhas & that there is no progress to be made, no afflictions to be lost, the radical thing is when this is believed of both th...
by Bois de Santal
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How to overcome family estrangement?
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: How to overcome family estrangement?

I know from my own experience that attempting to make things better will more likely exacerbate the existing problem rather than resolve it. After all, neither of you can stop being who you are. My strategy nowadays is to strengthen my own faith and practice, with the aim that as circumstances evolv...
by Bois de Santal
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 310
Views: 14007

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

I would necessarily not call Étienne Lamotte a qualified person to speak on the matter on account of his profession alone, I have no clue who he is, I just happen to have his translation and notes on the Śūraṅgamasamādhisūtra. I do, though, believe that he is speaking in a tradition that he has inh...
by Bois de Santal
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?
Replies: 53
Views: 3053

Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Every time the same person visits a thread it is counted as a new view, so the majority of views could be from the people posting. Indeed, the algorithm itself is probably not too clever. And how can it be? It probably detects that the same person has already clicked on a page within the same sessi...
by Bois de Santal
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Sensations While Chanting
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Sensations While Chanting

That doesn't happen to me. My problem is that mucous often seems to build up in my throuat, thus blocking a clean pure sound emanating. My immediate thought is that you might have a tendency to stress yourself and your body unnecessarily. That is certainly my tendency, anyway, and it is something th...
by Bois de Santal
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Zhiyi Magnum Opus Translated: "Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight" (Mo-ho chih-kuan) 3vol
Replies: 49
Views: 4840

Re: Tiantai Zhiyi Magnum Opus Translated: "Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight" (Mo-ho chih-kuan) 3vol

Has anyone actually got a copy yet? I placed my order with amazon back in July. They promised delivery 18-20 November. They've just emailed me to say they haven't got a clue when they are going to have it in stock. Sigh. We have already waited 1500 years for a translation so I guess a few more days ...

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