When we read his writings, we witness the noble behavior of the Buddha of the Latter Day of the Law. Can anything surpass the lotus flower in purity? We can shine brightly with the great light of courage and wisdom and, without fail, illuminate the darkness arising from the sufferings of birth, aging, sickness and death. We can bring beautiful lotus flowers of happiness and peace to bloom from the mire of hardship and suffering.
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Nembutsu and the Hell of Incessant Suffering. Explaining the Causation of the Ten Worlds. On Reciting the Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra. On the Attainment of Buddhahood by Women. Letter to the Superintendent of Daibutsu-den. Letter to My Disciples and Lay Supporters. On the Proper Way to Preach the Doctrine. Dialogue on the Lotus and Pure Land Teachings.
The Oral Tradition regarding the Enlightenment of Plants. Why No Protection from the Heavenly Gods? Errors of the True Word and Other Schools. The Joy of Fulfilling the Sutra Teachings. The Differences between Hinayana and Mahayana. Establishing the Correct Method of Contemplation. Discrepancies between the Provisional and the True Teachings. Letter of Instruction on Debating the Doctrine.
Kamatari Suggests the Fashioning of a Buddha Image. How the Gods Protect the Place of Practice. Questions and Answers on the Object of Devotion. On the Meritorious Act of Filial Devotion. Propagating the Law at the Appropriate Time.
On the Difficulty of Believing in the Lotus Sutra. The Refutation of the Three Great Teachers. Teachings Depend on the Time and the Country. Eternity, Happiness, True Self, and Purity.
Selected Quotes from Nichiren’s Writings
Nichiren Buddhism focuses on the Lotus Sutra doctrine that all people have an innate Buddha-nature and are therefore inherently capable of attaining enlightenment in their current form and present lifetime. There are three essential aspects to Nichiren Buddhism, the undertaking of faith, the practice of chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo accompanied by selected recitations of the Lotus Sutra, and the study of Nichiren's scriptural writings, called Gosho. The Nichiren Gohonzon is a calligraphic image which is prominently displayed in the home or temple buildings of its believers. The Gohonzon used in Nichiren Buddhism is composed of the names of key bodhisattvas and Buddhas in the Lotus Sutra as well as Namu-Myoho-Renge-Kyo written in large characters down the center.
The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
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