I am currently working on a blog about fake handbags funding terrorists, stupidity, and the true nature of the clergy, as well as a side note about the real Shakyamuni Buddha, but it isn’t finished.
What I’m posting now is a piece that ended up being a reject from my book, “Free in the Sea, a Ninja’s Book of Self-Discovery and Skindiving the Monterey Coast”.
I’ll get back on topic later. For now I felt like posting something that was perhaps more on the lyrical side.

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I’ve been reading Anesaki’s “Nichiren the Buddhist Prophet”. Masaharu Anesaki was a professor of Japanese Literature and Life at Harvard between 1913 and 1915. His book is popular reading among us “freemen” in the Nichiren world. While writing this blog I noticed with some sardonic sense of amusement that the preface was written on June 9th, 1915, on “the 634th anniversary of the arrival of the Mongol armada at the Bay of Hakata”. Was he being funny? Isn’t that like bragging you did something special on Hitler’s birthday?
*note – after some thought I finally arrived at the conclusion that the Mongol Invasion was the final and greatest prophetic occurrence validating the advent of Nichiren as the votary of the Lotus Sutra.

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There are those Nichiren Shoshu believers that believe that if something happened to the Daigohonzon, the actual physical plank Gohonzon possessed by Nichiren Shoshu at the head temple Taisekiji, that true Buddhism would be destroyed. Soka Gakkai still seems determined to uphold faith in the object, though we deny now that it is the central focus point of our faith, rather considering it merely the advent of Nichiren’s life.

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