Category Archives: Jodo Shinshu

True Buddhism

Dharma (Sanskrit) or dhamma (Pali) is a word Buddhists use often. It refers to the second gem of the Three Jewels of Buddhism–Buddha, dharma, sangha. The word often is defined as “the teachings of the Buddha,” but dharma is really … Continue reading

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New Buddhist Organization

I have many ideas about how things should work. I try to express alternatives, not that th current organizations are hated, juts a projection of ides. I have a vision of how Buddhist Temples should be. If I where to … Continue reading

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Eshinni and Kakushinni

March is International Women’s months, Jodo Shinshu shoud commemorate both. Shinrans Wife, Eshinni and daughter Kakueshinni. Eshinni: Not much was known about Eshinni. Not much was known about Eshinni till they where found in the Honganji Archives. They dated from, … Continue reading

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Buddhism and God

On my conversion to Buddhism, my transformation was on philosophical or intellectual The situation was coming to a head. It was a cold February day and I was living in New York City. I was already practicing spiritual magicke and … Continue reading

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Reprint Wheel of Dharma Over 100 years ago, two ministers came from Japan to San Francisco in response to a request from Japanese immigrants living in the United States. They came to help fill a void in the hearts of … Continue reading

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Enlightenment

I knew a guy on Philly named Tim. He thought he was a Buddha and boasted about his enlightenment. The minister, who became a real dilettante, agreed with him. Tim was a rude and arrogant disruptive influence in the temple. … Continue reading

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Mental Projections/Mind Aspect

We have to undersatnd that the Buddhisms like Jodo Shu, Jodo Shin Shu, and Nichinrin come out of Tendai, thusly, a Mahayana branch of Buddhism. The Mahāyāna tradition holds that pursuing only the release from suffering and attainment of Nirvāṇa … Continue reading

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