Browsing Posts published in June, 2014

Writings of Nichiren Shōnin Doctrine 2, pp. 153-164 Two Nichiren Texts, pp. 97-113 The Writings of Nichiren Daishōnin I, pp. 369-376 Nichiren ends Kanjin Honzon-shō with the following statement: For those incapable of understanding the truth of the three thousand worlds in one thought-moment. Lord Śākyamuni Buddha, with his great compassion, wraps this jewel with [...]

Writings of Nichiren Shōnin Doctrine 2, pp. 162-164 Two Nichiren Texts, pp. 111-113 The Writings of Nichiren Daishōnin I, pp. 375-376 As Kanjin Honzon-shō comes to a close, Nichiren cites a passage from Saicho’s (767-822; known posthumously as Dengyō) Outstanding Principles of the Lotus Sūtra, in which that founding patriarch of the Tendai School described [...]

Writings of Nichiren Shōnin Doctrine 2, pp. 153-164 Two Nichiren Texts, pp. 97-113 The Writings of Nichiren Daishōnin I, pp. 369-376 In Nichiren’s time it was the conviction of many that the Lotus Sūtra was not needed any longer. Pure Land believers saw it as a sūtra whose teachings and associated practices, such as Chih-i’s [...]