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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Mar 31, 2012. 6 Replies

I'm having a hard time right now and I would request prayers for my health. I have had a few siezures. Dizzyness then falling muscles spasiming arms and legs flailing. I'm conscious but not in…Continue

 

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The Ceremony in the Air and the True Buddha

Posted on August 16, 2015 at 9:30pm 1 Comment

The Eternal Buddha of the Lotus Sutra



In the Life Span chapter of the Lotus Sutra, Shakyamuni reveals that he has been a Buddha since time without beginning. On the doctrine of Eternal or Original Buddhahood, Nichiren states that the teacher of all Buddhas is Myoho-Renge-Kyo,



and that:”It is because of the Law that the Buddhas are worthy of respect”. In this perspective, when discussing the doctrine of the Eternal Buddha, Nichiren included also the Law, or the Eternal… Continue

Kosen Rufu

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 2:37pm 0 Comments

"For the members of the SGI, kosen-rufu means the ceaseless effort to enhance the value of human dignity, to awaken all people to a sense of their limitless worth and potential. As SGI President Daisaku Ikeda notes, 'Kosen-rufu does not mean the end point or terminus of a flow, but it is the flow itself, the very pulse of living Buddhism within society.'"

Kosen Rufu The Japanese phrase kosen-rufu expresses a centrally important concept for members of the SGI. It…

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The True Aspect of All Phenomena

Posted on December 17, 2011 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

true aspect of all phenomena (Jpn shoho-jisso )
The ultimate truth or reality that permeates all phenomena and is in no way separate from them. A principle expressed in the "Expedient Means" (second) chapter of the Lotus Sutra. The chapter states: "The true aspect of all phenomena can only be understood and shared between Buddhas. This reality consists of the appearance,…
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section of the Hoben Chapter (as I would have Nichiren comment)

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

 

This is something I put together a while back by putting quotes from the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin after sections of the Expedient Means chapter of the Lotus Sutra. It's not a real commentary. You could look at the Ongi Kuden for a commentary by Nichiren.
 
"At that time the World-Honored One calmly arose from his samadhi and addressed Shariputra, saying: "The wisdom of the Buddhas is infinitely profound and immeasurable. The door to this wisdom is…
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51 year old married man who works as a clerk in the Superior Court. I play guitar. I like dark comedies and books that are philosophical.
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My wife and I are active with the SGI locally and thought this wouild be a way to hear things from members around the world.
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At 11:58am on April 18, 2012, Leaetta May Wacker said…

when you have time after your recovery I would like you to check out the video I posted on my page. the jive aces musical group. I know it will cheer you.

At 8:14am on March 31, 2012, Marga said…

http://www.neshealth.com/consumers/practitioner-locator.aspx

please check the nearest to you in California

daimoku and action !

marga NJ

At 8:13am on March 31, 2012, Marga said…
At 8:07am on March 31, 2012, Marga said…

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At 6:48pm on February 9, 2012, Mami Hirano Gibbs said…

Dear JAMES

Thank you so much for kindly comment fot my BLOG POST of my Daddy.

Now i really glad i am SGI,,and Know NAM MYO HO REN GE KYOU,

my daddy ,my mom ,,,both now chanting really serious and deeply and feel positive, and many SGI friends cheer us up,

This is most great things of my life,

Again Thank you so much ,,,,James,,,,

Mami form JAPAN

At 6:07am on December 28, 2011, Frankie T said…

Hi Philip,

New is the year, new are the hopes and aspirations,

New is the resolution,

New are the spirits and forever my warm wishes are for you.

Have a promising and fulfilling new year.

Cheers,

Frankie

A Happy New Year 2012.ppt

At 10:50pm on December 23, 2011, Marga said…

Welcome !Thank you for your MUsic!

Marga NJ

At 12:35am on December 19, 2011, Frankie T said…

At 7:29am on December 18, 2011, Yasutoshi Kevin Yumoto said…

Thank you for adding me to your friend list!

At 11:30pm on December 13, 2011, Toshizo Saejima said…

Welcome, Philip!

 
 
 

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