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Writing of Nichiren Shōnin Doctrine 2: pp. 109-113 Kaimoku-shō or Liberation From Blindness: pp. 120-124 Writings of Nichiren Daishonin I: 283-286   Shōju and Shakubuku: Embracing Good and Subduing Evil Nichiren now turns to the question of his method. Perhaps, though he is correct in upholding the Lotus Sūtra, it is his method that is [...]

Writing of Nichiren Shōnin Doctrine 2: pp. 53, 105-106 Kaimoku-shō or Liberation From Blindness: pp. 43, 114, Writings of Nichiren Daishonin I: 240, 280-281 Twice in Kaimoku-shō, Nichiren expresses his determination in the form of vows. Roughly one third of the way into the work he states, “… it is not easy to uphold even [...]

Expiating Karma

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Writing of Nichiren Shōnin Doctrine 2: pp. 103-107, Kaimoku-shō or Liberation From Blindness: pp. 111-117 Writings of Nichiren Daishonin I: 278-282 Despite the predictions in the Lotus Sūtra that the practitioners of the sūtra will face hardships and persecutions, there are also passages that promise blessings, protection, and a life of ease in this and [...]