rory wrote:Welcome! It's nice to see other Lotus Sutra Buddhists here. Doesn't RKK have a wonderful statue of Shakyamuni Buddha as its headquarters?
Illuminaughty wrote:Do RKK members chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo?
rory wrote:Illuminaughty wrote:Do RKK members chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo?
No, they're not a Nichiren sect, they've replaced Nichiren with Niwano, their modern founder, so they study his writings (kinda like Ikeda) and the Lotus Sutra.
rory wrote:Hmm sorry; am I correct in thinking Rissho Kosei Kai would chant the title of the Lotus Sutra merely as the title, not as most Nichiren sects do as the essence of the practice.
No. Chanting is the core practice of Rissho Kosei Kai. The title is not 'merely a title,' it is the embodiment of the entire sutra. I'm pretty sure this idea comes straight from Nichiren.
Rissho Kosei Kai is centered around the Lotus Sutra. The biggest difference I see between RKK and the Nichiren sects is that RKK sees Nichiren as a very important and revered interpreter of the Lotus Sutra, and Nichiren sects see Nichiren as the canonical interpreter of the Lotus Sutra. I may be mistaken, I haven't talked to a lot of people in Nichiren sects.
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