Was Nichiren a "Second Buddha"? Or...

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Re: Was Nichiren a "Second Buddha"? Or...

Postby Son of Buddha » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:44 am

Hey Illarraza

Im bored and that fellow is taken his time so I thought i would :stirthepot:

(1)does you accept the "letter of Misawa" as authentic?

(2)if it is authentic that would mean the Kanjin Honzon sho gossho should be treated like the pre lotus sutra teachings correct?

Letter of misawa
As for my teachings, regard those before my exile to Sado as equivalent to the Buddha’s pre-Lotus Sutra teachings. I had thought that if the ruler of this country desired to govern well, he would summon the priests of the Shingon sect for an open debate with me, and that, on that occasion, I would reveal for the first time the true teaching of supreme importance. Before my exile, I withheld this teaching even from my disciples for fear that if I should tell them, even in confidence, they might inadvertently disclose it to the Shingon priests, who would then avoid the debate. This is why I refrained from revealing the true teaching to all of you as well. Then on the night of the twelfth day of the ninth month in the eighth year of Bun’ei (1271), I was very nearly beheaded at Tatsunokuchi. From that time, I felt pity for my followers because I had not yet revealed the true teaching to any of them. With this in mind, I secretly conveyed my teaching to my disciples from the province of Sado. After the Buddha’s death, great scholars and teachers of Buddhism such Mahakashyapa, Ananda, Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu, T’ien-t’ai, Miao-lo, Dengyo and Gishin knew this teaching, but kept it in their hears and did not express it in words. The reason was that the Buddha had forbidden them to spread it, stating, "After my death, this great Law should not be revealed until the Latter Day of the Law arrives." I, Nichiren, may not be an envoy sent by the Buddha, but my appearance in this world coincides with the age of the Latter Day. Moreover, quite unexpectedly, I came to realize this teaching, which I now expound to prepare the way for a sage. With the appearance of this teaching, all the teachings advocated by the scholars and teacher o

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Re: Was Nichiren a "Second Buddha"? Or...

Postby Son of Buddha » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:51 am

Sorry on my phone (premature sendage)

(3) but if the Kanjin Honzon Sho was after Sado then it would be considered the true teaching(full teaching)
And that would leave practically very little chance for anyone to refute your comparisons correct?

(honestly have no dog in this fight just bored)

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