Browsing Posts in Question of the Week

From Joe izuzu’s July 5, 2009 blog: Can somebody still be my mentor if I disagree with him? Or maybe the question should be, can I still be a disciple? Will I be guilty of cherry picking? Will I survive the repercussions from from the other disciples?

“The Essentials for Attaining Buddhood” gosho page 746 In regards to the voice-hearers and pratyekabuddhas: 1. Who are/were they in regard to present day? 2. Is it possible that they both exist now? 3. If so, what is the possibility of their attaining enlightenment?

Nichiren Buddhism teaches that enlightenment is not to be sought outside of one’s self. The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin gosho, “On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime”, says, “…even though you chant and believe in Myoho-renge-kyo, if you think the Law is outside yourself, you are embracing not the Mystic Law but an inferior teaching.” I [...]