northanger (northanger) wrote,
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buddhism w/ attitude

after watching Memoirs of a Geisha previous sunday (07-Oct) pull Four of Wands ~ Completion.

brain on Nichiren overload [+][+]. best i could find online describing Tanabe's tariki formulation : "....Tanabe's philosophy of metanoetics follows the True Pure Land Buddhism of Shinran in focussing upon the aspect of genso, 'returning to' this world from the Pure Land". aware of Pure Land from Nichiren's writings, but never heard of Shinran. decided to focus on what Nichiren wrote about tariki & found Nichiren Shõnin’s View of Humanity by Asai Endo, from Japanese Journal of Religious Studies (Fall 1999 edition devoted to Nichiren; previously read Christina Naylor's Nichiren, imperialism, and the peace movement; list). Endo's essay has a section called Self-Power and Other Power & quotes from Urabon gosho (something about wisteria). Shinran (1173-1262) & Nichiren (1222-1282) lived during Kamakura period & New Buddhism advent in Japan (What is Kamakura New Buddhism?, PDF); however, while Nichiren castigates Pure Land & nembutsu he doesn't mention Shinran anywhere in the gosho.

yesterday dig out The Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin (vol #7) M gave me when i graduated (1994!). seriously, the book is pristine — it's been in storage two years. (i stopped practicing in 1994). pull Atu XVII Star & decide to open at page 171, which begins, By way of analogy. it's the Urabon gosho, but seeing wisteria realize i've read this before & check above. Nichiren wrote another gosho, The Origin of the Urabon, The Festival of the Dead, Festival of Lanterns, or Bon Festival.

absolute kicker when i google urabon = uncensored Japanese underground porn!! [+]. google nichiren + geisha pops naughty priest & "Brian de Palma Goes to Japan" [+] (blast from the past, i read this book).

one of the main controversies between Nichiren sects involves Shakumon vs. Honmon. 28 chapters in Lotus Sutra: Shakumon (Chapters 1-14) + Honmon (Chapters 15-22). Shakumon = trace or theoretical teachings (temporary); Honmon = original or essential teachings (permanent) [+][+][+]. or, how many buddhas are there?

AQ 348 = NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO = [MONDAY] JANUARY 14, 1918 [E.V.] (Date of Liber XCVII: The Amalantrah Working) = CONNECTING THE DOTS = ELITE FUR DEN FUHRER = EQUINOX OF THE GODS = NICK, CHECK YOUR EMAIL = SACRIFICE TO GAIN STH = TRANSITION POINT = ULTERIOR VORTEX.

AQ 81 = (348) MAY = CCRU = DOGS = GODS = MESH = MESH-00 = PTAH = PUCE [+][+] = QYL = SUN = TUM = UNIA (Omowale Adewale: Universal Negro Improvement Association).

AQ 468 = NAMU MYOU HOU REN GE KYOU [+].

AQ 90 = (468) LINA = DENIM [+][+] = ARIEL = BAGHDAD = ENOCH = EPODE ("sung after"; standing still) = JIRGA = MAZDA = TARO.

AQ 72 = LINA (maidservant of the discoverer; Lina means either 'palm tree' or 'tender' in Arabic; Lina means light in Italian It is a common name in Finland and Sweden It also means rope or wire in Swedish) = ANAT [+] = BLOG = ZEN.

AQ 378 = NAMU MYOHO RENGE KYO = ACCESS THE CONSTRUCT = AIR COMMERCE ACT OF MAY 20, 1926 [+] = ALAN MATHISON TURING = SHE'S JUST MAD ABOUT ME (Mellow Yellow, Donovan).

AQ 130 = (378) HOLMIA = FUCHSIA = MAROON = SANKOFA [+] = SILENCE (Silence, Delerium with Sarah McLachlan) [+].

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