Nichiren sent letters of encouragement to many of his female followers and gave several the title of “Shonin,” or saint.
The strength of faith and independence of spirit shown by these women impressed him deeply.
In many Buddhist sutras it was taught that women could never become Buddhas. where they were considered more or less the property of their husbands.
One sutra reads, “Even if the eyes of the Buddhas of the three existences were to fall to the ground, no woman of any of the realms of existence could ever attain Buddhahood.” This no doubt reflects the prevailing view of women in India in the fifth century B. However, it is said that in response to requests from his aunt and other women, Shakyamuni allowed women to become nuns and carry out monastic practice after establishing eight rules which they should follow. Hajime Nakamura, “The appearance [in Buddhism] of an order of nuns was an astonishing development in world religious history.
Having recently experienced the rather abrupt ending of yet another relationship, I’m determined never to repeat such shock and heart-break – ever again.
So I have come up with some questions to see if the next guy I speak to is a conscious guy.
“If you’re feeling a little unsure about dating online, keep in mind that the men in your demographic who are on the market, so to speak, may be feeling the same way,” says Kimberly Dawn Neumann, author of The Real Reasons Men Commit and founder of Dating Diva
“The cyber world is new dating territory for many boomers, so instead of overwhelming potential matches with a laundry list of qualities you’re seeking, try to focus on what you think might be fun to do on a date or perhaps mention activities you’d like to explore with a companion. Every boomer woman who’s single and looking should get a letter like this: “Dear former Cinderella, stop waiting with one shoe in your hand. At this stage of life, don’t wait for an invitation to the dance. Check out the prince’s online dating profile and ask him out. Love, Fairy Godmother.” “If you want to be an Olympic swimmer, you have to jump in the pool,” says dating coach Evan Marc Katz, author of the new e Book, Why He Disappeared.Today, people want romance just like they want their movies, on demand.Match, Ok Cupid and Tinder are a handful of digital platforms that promise to unite couples with the click of a button.I’ve read so many books and done so many courses on conscious relating, I deserve an honorary Ph D!But somehow all this self-enquiry has gotten me nowhere fast.or every woman in her twenties and thirties who’s looking for a ring and the man with whom she can settle down, there’s a boomer woman who’s been there, done that, and looks at men her age, asking, “now what?