Would Nichiren Buddhism be a good religion for space?

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Would Nichiren Buddhism be a good religion for space?

Post by bcol01 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:45 pm

In other words, if we discovered alien life, etc, how would this affect our view towards our religion and also, out of all other religions, why would Nichiren Buddhism be the best one as we move into space exploration etc?

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Re: Would Nichiren Buddhism be a good religion for space?

Post by Minobu » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:02 pm

bcol01 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:45 pm
In other words, if we discovered alien life, etc, how would this affect our view towards our religion and also, out of all other religions, why would Nichiren Buddhism be the best one as we move into space exploration etc?
well first up it is not Nichiren's Buddhism , it's the Buddha's .
And i think somewhere in a sutra or something... i read that any given moment there are ten thousand , more or less , worlds such as the one we dwell in, where life like ours goes on. could be 100 thousand...cannot recall.

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Re: Would Nichiren Buddhism be a good religion for space?

Post by bcol01 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:03 pm

Very interesting about the line in one of the Sutras about many worlds. I wasn't aware of that!

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Minobu wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:02 pm
bcol01 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:45 pm
In other words, if we discovered alien life, etc, how would this affect our view towards our religion and also, out of all other religions, why would Nichiren Buddhism be the best one as we move into space exploration etc?
well first up it is not Nichiren's Buddhism , it's the Buddha's .
And i think somewhere in a sutra or something... i read that any given moment there are ten thousand , more or less , worlds such as the one we dwell in, where life like ours goes on. could be 100 thousand...cannot recall.

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Re: Would Nichiren Buddhism be a good religion for space?

Post by Minobu » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:11 pm

also what do you think He is talking about when He talks of the great fire..
i think it is about big bangs...
In the Bhagavad Gita "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
i always wondered what that was about...sort of an armageddon thing?

now it is a big bang thing...
for me..my opinion ...not a teaching DGA ...lol..i'm not teaching anyone DGA...lol

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Re: Would Nichiren Buddhism be a good religion for space?

Post by bcol01 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:39 pm

lol I haven't personally studied Sutras. In fact, I really only have a surface to mid-level understanding of Nichiren Buddhsim's teachings from a summarized sort of viewpoint. The rest of my knowledge you could say has come from personal experience in my own life, seeing the poiwer of NamMyohoRengeKyo. I need to study the Lotus Sutra but I need a translation with a verse by verse commentary.

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Minobu wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:11 pm
also what do you think He is talking about when He talks of the great fire..
i think it is about big bangs...
In the Bhagavad Gita "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
i always wondered what that was about...sort of an armageddon thing?

now it is a big bang thing...
for me..my opinion ...not a teaching DGA ...lol..i'm not teaching anyone DGA...lol

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Re: Would Nichiren Buddhism be a good religion for space?

Post by Queequeg » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:10 pm

Buddhism is the religion of awakening. Wherever there is ignorance, there is the dispelling of ignorance, and therefore Buddhadharma.
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: Would Nichiren Buddhism be a good religion for space?

Post by Minobu » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:31 pm

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:10 pm
Buddhism is the religion of awakening. Wherever there is ignorance, there is the dispelling of ignorance, and therefore Buddhadharma.
very well put...so all the realms..

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Re: Would Nichiren Buddhism be a good religion for space?

Post by The Cicada » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:55 pm

Minobu wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:31 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:10 pm
Buddhism is the religion of awakening. Wherever there is ignorance, there is the dispelling of ignorance, and therefore Buddhadharma.
very well put...so all the realms..
We'd have to beat the Mormons to it.

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