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Writings of Nichiren Shōnin Doctrine 2, pp. 149-153 Two Nichiren Texts, pp. 93-97 The Writings of Nichiren Daishōnin I, pp. 367-369 In the 21st exchange the interlocutor asks to hear more about Nichiren’s innovative idea that the true focus of devotion (J. honzon) should be the Eternal Śākyamuni Buddha. Nichiren responds by presenting a system [...]

Writings of Nichiren Shōnin Doctrine 2, pp. 137, 147-149 Two Nichiren Texts, pp. 76, 90-92 The Writings of Nichiren Daishōnin I, pp. 359-360, 366-367 In the latter half of Nichiren’s response in exchange 20 he talks again of the four kinds of lands over which preside different buddhas or aspects of Śākyamuni Buddha. When the [...]

Writings of Nichiren Shōnin Doctrine 2, pp. 137-147 Two Nichiren Texts, pp. 76-90 The Writings of Nichiren Daishōnin I, pp. 359-366   In Buddhist tradition, if a student asks a question three times it shows that inquiry is in earnest and so the teacher will feel obligated to respond. In the Lotus Sūtra this happens [...]