The Powerful Greatness of a Buddha


The Powerful Greatness of a Buddha

To discuss difficulties & give support to be an enlightened Buddha within a non Buddhist society. Focusing on how we can transform our environment.

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Started by sanjay khetan. Last reply by sanjay khetan Feb 21, 2009. 6 Replies

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Comment by Chris Tinney on June 29, 2018 at 2:57pm

Thankyou for the invite!

Comment by Suki on May 15, 2009 at 1:55am
Hi everyone

Just happy to be here at this moment.

Comment by Leaetta May Wacker on April 11, 2009 at 4:03am
Today, I challenged myself to return to the spirit of the mentor. I placed nam myoho renge kyo cards on my alter along with pamphlets. I read part of Kaneko Ikeda's Story. I had been feeling very locked up before reading and chanting, Tired and worn out from yard work. But after reading I put on a lovely skirt a friend gave me and a spring green sweater, got in my car went to some grocery stores. Two different people commented on my skirt. I told them both about the powerful greatness of the Buddha.
Comment by prodigalarts on February 27, 2009 at 11:55pm
You know what is amazing is I realize as I just joined this group is that how much kosen rufu will happen because of the internet. This is a unplugged avenue.
Wow! Good work you guys!
Comment by Nathan Ray - 主与 王 on February 17, 2009 at 4:29am
I don't know anyone who can peel an orange with one hand... D-:>

I think everyone manifests these qualities to one degree or other, even if only faintly, but I noticed from the first time I met my sponsors that everything had a strange way of "clicking together" in rhythym when they were around. Strange coincidences happened to me when I first started... well even before I started... but the ones that happened afterwards were just too much!

I would say that those who are chanting the daimoku and fighting for kosen rufu are really able to pull this off even when certain other things about their lives aren't quite together. They are able to make this part of themselves shine that others who don't practice can only make glimmer. I don't think that this Buddhism is the only way to connect with that part of ouselves per se, but what I do see is that we are able to do it to a degree in our lives that is really unprecedented - and anybody can do it!

I'd say this Buddhism can be likened to using a professional oven powered by an advanced form of power, like geothermal energy, to make food while others are using flint and stone to cook over a campfire. They can still cook, but there are some things they will never be able to accomplish using their methods.

Which really reminds me... I think I need to do some more daimoku!
Comment by Leaetta May Wacker on February 16, 2009 at 6:53pm
Your words are thought provoking and hit the mark with me. "Manifesting the wisdom to act" yes. That happens for me when I least expect that it will occur. It is a spontaneous occurrence. I am a bit shocked when it reveals itself. It is not a premeditated action, is this coming from the 9th consciousness?
Who have you known besides yourself who have these qualities of the Buddha?
Comment by Nathan Ray - 主与 王 on February 12, 2009 at 2:56am
Or the ability to profoundly understand the hearts of others based on ones own compassion and knowledge of oneself brought to light through undergoing and overcoming one's own sufferings in life. A person of deep love and understanding whose heart is straightened and whose view on life is clear and supremely wise, extraordinarily mature, due to their compassionate aims and actions.

It is a person who does not simply believe that the sufferings of others are their own and that they are inherently connected to all life, but who knows this from the center of their being and can manifest the wisdom to act on this knowing. I think in this sense "faith" is trusting in that connection to the 9th consciousness over ones reason and the limited information that one can gather from the outside world and recognize this religious impulse that is so fundamental to all life as the true core of ones being, ones true identity, and true self of all things.
Comment by Nathan Ray - 主与 王 on February 12, 2009 at 2:36am
Attaining the ability to peel an orange using only one hand. :D
Comment by Leaetta May Wacker on February 10, 2009 at 11:16pm
Hi Masaru, What is your definition of a great Buddha?
Comment by Nathan Ray - 主与 王 on February 8, 2009 at 7:58am

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