Published: (); Yōmon senshū: Nichiren Daishōnin gosho: tsūkai tsuki / By: Nichiren Nichiren Daishōnin gosho zenshū Hori Nikkō hen. 日蓮大聖人御書. This volume contains the translations of works from the Soka Gakkai publication ” Nichiren Daishonin gosho zenshu” (“The Complete Works of Nichiren. Get this from a library! Nichiren Daishōnin gosho zenshū. [Nichiren; Nichikō Hori].

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I think that useful words are a wonder to all of us, and perhaps the exact historical details are less valuable to us than the actual words.

Foreword Preface Guide to the Dictionary. Bert, Most of the arguments occur, because people do not read their literature of their foundation, the Lotus Sutra.

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Nikko Shonin designated ten of Nichiren Daishonin’s writings as the most important of his works. Because of the influence of delusions, the essential nature of phenomena changes into ignorance.

And still today causes problem between those who should bond as brothers as many did to the treat of destruction of Japan in ‘s,by the Monguls! It defines the chanting of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo as the direct way of enlightenment in the Latter Day.

It points out the errors of the various sects and their deleterious effect upon the country. It attributes the disasters befalling Japan at the time to the people’s slander of the Lotus Sutra and belief in false forms of Buddhism, particularly the Pure Land Nembutsu sect.

He sent it to his former senior priests Joken-bo and Gijo-bo at Seicho-ji temple, where he had previously studied.

It also recklessly mixes forged letters with authentic letters of Nichiren, so there is no way of knowing which is which.

In the fall ofgosh Soka Gakkai published The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, which contains English translations of fully half the writings in the Japanese edition, and those translations have been enthusiastically welcomed by persons interested in Nichiren Buddhism. In addition, it contains a living system of thought and a spiritual tradition that clearly transmit the essence of Buddhism. Under Inaba-bo’s name, Nichiren Daishonin wrote this treatise zneshu the steward on behalf of his disciple.


We can summarize its message as follows: It seems sad, though, when there are so many arguments.


The Buddhist idea that everyone possesses the Buddha hosho, or the potential for enlightenment, expresses a spirit of profound respect for human beings and leads naturally to a philosophy that deeply treasures life.

It is from here that the real path to world peace begins. That is why early Buddhism taught that enlightenment can only be gained by extinguishing earthly desires. Written at Mount Minobu in September and sent to Joken-bo at Seicho-ji temple, this Gosho refutes the objects of worship of the various sects, particularly those of the Shingon sect.

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This is because the various contradictions we see in society and the world ultimately boil down to contradictions within the human being. All this Energy pushed toward a positive Goal! Please specify keywords to search for: But a trained mind brings health and happiness. Buddhism enables everyone to achieve inner peace, which is inseparable from world peace, through zensju transformation of life, that most fundamental of changes that occurs through Buddhist practice.

Works “whose authenticity is not established, yet which traditionally have been highly valued from the standpoint of doctrine or of faith” were included along with the fully authenticated writings in Vol. It is the perspective of Buddhism that both conflict and peace arise from the human mind. NO ONE in any scholastic circles uses it because it is so sectarian and unreliable. See the credits for contributors. Mahayana Buddhism originated in India, and in the long process of its transmission to new lands with different cultures, it has evolved into a world religion.

This Gosho was written at Matsubagayatsu, the Daishonin’s residence at the time, and was dated May 28, Through the unifying principle expressed in the Lotus Sutra, however, those contrasting views are integrated and resolved, giving rise to the concept of the fusion of self and other. Designed by Will Kallander. Naturally, human beings themselves are essential to this process.

The disasters predicted by the Daishonin ultimately occurred several years later. If, by encountering this dictionary, many people are able to deepen their understanding of and appreciation for Buddhist philosophy, I will be deeply gratified. The rest of the gosho may or may not be authentic but that in no way affects the truth of the Daishonin’s Buddhism. The school of Buddhism known as Pure Land attributes salvation to the power of another, that is, to the saving grace of Amida Buddha, while Zen Buddhism advocates salvation through the power of self, or the discipline of seated meditation.


If the Buddha, having awakened to the Dharma, or Law of life, had not endeavored to teach it to others, his enlightenment would have been incomplete. It is a philosophy of life reformation by which one can completely transform tragedy, even death, into profound joy based on an eternal view of life.

Buddhism aims to shed light on and thoroughly examine the complex inner realm of the human being and thereby provide a broad and comprehensive overview of life itself.

The aim of Buddhism is to enable people to bring forth and display the innate and enduring power of life itself, to remain unbent and unbowed by any hardship or opposition, and to fully enjoy a condition of absolute happiness—enduring godho that emerges from within and is not dependent on externals. In another example, from a psychological perspective, earthly desires, which Buddhism regards as the cause of suffering, stand in stark contrast to bodhi, or the enlightenment of the Buddha.

Nichiren Daishonin wrote this thesis over a two-year period while in exile on Sado Island. Finally, I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to those who have assisted with the preparation and editing of this dictionary.

For example, regarding the method or way to achieve enlightenment, Buddhist tradition speaks of two contrasting approaches: This web site is not affiliated with nor sanctioned by any organization affiliated with Soka Gakkai International.

I am the soul of the people of Japan” MW-1, p.

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