Browsing Posts published in October, 2010

Writings of Nichiren Shōnin Doctrine 2, pp. 33-34, 45-46, 75 Kaimoku-shō or Liberation from Blindness, pp. 12-13, 29, 71 The Writings of Nichiren Daishōnin I, pp. 223, 233, 257 After his review of Chinese and Indian religions and philosophies, Nichiren turns to Śākyamuni Buddha and praises him as far greater than any who had come [...]

Long Discourses of the Buddha, pp. 67-90, 187-195 Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, pp. 506-519, 618-628 Numerical Discourses of the Buddha, pp. 61-64, 64-67 Nichiren knew nothing about Judaism, Christianity, or Islam. Knowledge of these religions had not reached Japan in Nichiren’s time. If he had known about them, would he have included them [...]

Inspired by the article “Why are Buddhists So…” I thought I’d also check out the fill-ins on the Google search engine and discovered that what most people apparently want to know about Buddhism is why is Buddha so fat and happy, and why does he have such long ears? Huh? It never ever occurred to [...]