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Links and references

Post by Yavana » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:41 am

I would like to propose a sticky thread for this subforum where we can post links and references pertinent to the study of Nichiren Buddhism.

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Post by Queequeg » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:47 am

Great idea.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Links and references

Post by Minobu » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:33 pm

it was metnioned by Q that there are other nichiren forums where we can be more hostile..

does anyone know where i can find this..

maybe it's more for me at this juncture :tongue: :stirthepot: :woohoo: :toilet:

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Re: Links and references

Post by Minobu » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:02 pm

check out the file section and photo section of this yahoo forum
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GohonzonInfo/info

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Post by illarraza » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:25 am

The Cicada wrote:I would like to propose a sticky thread for this subforum where we can post links and references pertinent to the study of Nichiren Buddhism.
You know Minobu, you are welcome to have your say on my blog but whatever it is that you posit should be backed up with the Three Proofs.

Mark

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Re: Links and references

Post by Minobu » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:37 pm

illarraza wrote:
The Cicada wrote:I would like to propose a sticky thread for this subforum where we can post links and references pertinent to the study of Nichiren Buddhism.
You know Minobu, you are welcome to have your say on my blog but whatever it is that you posit should be backed up with the Three Proofs.

Mark
thanks mark :)

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Re: Links and references

Post by Queequeg » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:27 pm

Should have done this a while ago-

So, with the winter break coming up, I am looking forward to having some time on my hands (hopefully) to do some house keeping, including doing something with this sticky post. I am going to amend the top post in this thread - Cicada, looks like you will get to go down as the Great Librarian - to add the links so we have them available right at the top. If anyone has anything to add, please post in the thread and we'll put it into the lead post.

This should have been added - http://pounceatron.dreamhosters.com/nic ... /home.html

This is our pal Narwhal's great contribution - hosting of the now defunct nichirenscoffeehouse.net site.

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Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Links and references

Post by Yavana » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:52 am

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:27 pm
Cicada, looks like you will get to go down as the Great Librarian - to add the links so we have them available right at the top.
I was really aiming to be the Diogenes of Buddhism in the West seeing as the current state of our culture is often much ado about dukkha.

I've been meaning to come back to this thread with a list of pertinent links but haven't gotten around to it yet. Obviously. I anticipate I'll get around to it within this very lifetime, I swear.

:namaste:

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Re: Links and references

Post by bfm1989 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:41 pm

I know it is run by an SGI member but the American Gongyo website is really helpful in learning pronunciation and recitation of both Gongyo and Daimoku. Granted the site now is a bit dated (looks like it was last updated several years ago) it is still intact and I don’t see why it wouldn’t be informative for some one who is either new or struggling.
http://americangongyo.org/index.php
There is a similar site called easy Gongyo but last time I checked there were no audio components to it.

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Re: Links and references

Post by Queequeg » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:14 pm

Really need to do something with this thread. In the meantime, came across this someone might find interesting.

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/features/i ... t-assembly

"As I watched that episode, I realized that the Lotus Sutra was trying to lead me to inner immensity. The text generates a Great Assembly that blows the mind with its expansiveness (all of which is set on a platform no bigger than the average Manhattan apartment). It is trying to tell us that there is something wonderfully cosmic about the inner world. Something that goes beyond time, space, or even reason. Awakening will blow our minds with its immensity, defying all reasonable possibility. It will seem absurd, because under normal circumstances it is. The opening paragraph of the Lotus Sutra is not trying to be reasonable, nor is it likely trying to be literal. It is pointing to something beyond my own capacity for understanding and inviting me to try to see it; to see something so big that I become small in the process. Like watching Earth fade into nothingness as the virtual camera pulls away."

At the heart of the sutra we find:
“Suppose a person were to take five hundred, a thousand, ten thousand, a million nayuta asamkhya major world systems and grind them to dust. Then, moving eastward, each time he passes five hundred, a thousand, ten thousand, a million nayuta asamkhya worlds he drops a particle of dust. He continues eastward in this way until he has finished dropping all the particles. Good men, what is your opinion? Can the total number of all these worlds be imagined or calculated?”

The bodhisattva Maitreya and the others said to the Buddha: “World-Honored One, these worlds are immeasurable, boundless—one cannot calculate their number, nor does the mind have the power to encompass them. Even all the voice-hearers and pratyekabuddhas with their wisdom free of outflows could not imagine or understand how many there are. Although we abide in the stage of non-regression, we cannot comprehend such a matter. World-Honored One, these worlds are immeasurable and boundless.”

At that time the Buddha said to the multitude of great bodhisattvas: “Good men, now I will state this to you clearly. Suppose all these worlds, whether they received a particle of dust or not, are once more reduced to dust. Let one particle represent one kalpa. The time that has passed since I attained buddhahood surpasses this by a hundred, a thousand, ten thousand, a million nayuta asamkhya kalpas.
Substitute that for your Earth Kasina... Even Maitreya can't grok it. Imagine if you could, for a moment, grok it... and then, like an Earth Kasina upon which single pointed concentration has been achieved - take it away and concentrate on its absence.

"The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions."
-(maybe) Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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