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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 [...]

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 [...]