anyway...He keeps bringing up this which i will post and I think it is Nichiren Daishonin's words.
Finally yesterday this view became part and parcel to my paradigm during practice.This [Lotus] sutra deals with the original mind [of enlightenment] in the waking state. But because living beings are accustomed to thinking in the mental terms appropriate to a dream state, it borrows the language of the dream state in order to teach the waking state of the original mind. However, though the language is that employed in a dream state, the intention behind it is to give instruction in the waking state of the original mind. This is the aim of both the text of the Lotus Sutra itself and of the commentaries on it. If one does not clearly understand this, one will invariably misunderstand the wording of both the sutra and its commentaries.
i cannot articulate the impact this finally has had on my person.
But it makes one realize what we are and what we are viewing the world and our so called reality with.
It screams for one to practice and wake the Frigg up...lol...I mean i loathe flaky...especially in this world of mediocrity we are celebrating as a society. Everything is flaky...it drives me bonkers...once i let slide a screw installed incorrectly on a lock i installed...it was ok ...but i would of redid it on my door...
i could not sleep that night...i kept waking up and thinking about that one screw....it really would not make a big difference .or any at all in the scheme of the lock.it was that the hole made was tick large and the screw would not find a hard stop...next day i went back and reinstalled the lock...told the lady i thought about it and i wanted to do it...she looked at me weirdly but grateful....that was forty years ago...and to this day...not one screw has been let slide...the memory jumps out when stuff goes a little off.
so you can well imagine what i am , now that i know i am living in a dream state....I'm DETERMINED !!!......!!!!!!.....!!!!...!!....!
in your debt as always.