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“The fourth volume of the Lotus Sutra states, “The offense of uttering even a single derogatory word against the priests or laity who believe in and preach the Lotus Sutra is even graver than that of abusing Shakyamuni Buddha to his face for an entire kalpa.” (Chapter 10 LS) The Lotus Sutra also states, “[If [...]

“extiger” brought up the ole “zuiho bini” thing in my last blogs’ comment section. Here’s the official SGI-USA stance from their web site: SGI-USA: Members’ Resources: Buddhist Concepts: The Precept of Adapting to Local Customs What they have stated as a course of action would be nice. Unfortunately it turns out to be ironically hypocritical [...]

Vintery, mintery, cutery, corn, Apple seed and apple thorn, Wire, briar, limber lock Three geese in a flock One flew East One flew West And one flew over the cuckoo’s nest. Chief Bromden: My pop was real big. He did like he pleased. That’s why everybody worked on him. The last time I seen my [...]