Browsing Posts published in March, 2014

Writings of Nichiren Shōnin Doctrine 2, pp. 130 -131 Two Nichiren Texts, pp. 66-68 The Writings of Nichiren Daishōnin I, pp. 355-356   After the initial quotation from the Great Concentration and Insight that introduces the concept of the three thousand worlds in a single thought-moment, the Kanjin Honzon-shō is organized into thirty sets of [...]

Writings of Nichiren Shōnin Doctrine 2, pp. 130, 140-143, 145, 152-153 Two Nichiren Texts, pp. 66, 81-85, 87-88, 96-97 The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin I, pp. 355, 362-365, 369 After underscoring the importance of the “three thousand worlds in a single thought-moment” taught by T’ien-t’ai Chih-i (538-597) in the chapter of the Great Concentration and [...]

Many people who have explored the practice of Nichiren Buddhism have wondered why some people chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo and others chant Namu Myoho Renge Kyo. Even in the groups that primarily chant “Nam,” they also chant “Namu” when doing three prolonged Odaimoku (Daimoku Sansho or Hiki Daimoku). What is the real issue here? In this [...]