_johnarundel_ wrote: ↑Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:23 pmThanks for the response. I agree, "The Entity of the Mystic Law" is a very important and inspiring gosho. The part that speaks to me the most concerns how the three paths of earthly desires, karma, and suffering can be transformed into the three virtues of property of the law, wisdom, and emancipation.Minobu wrote: ↑Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:21 am
We are still as you put it , people of Sakyamuni . Read the Entity of the Mystic Law Gosho.. it tells about Lord Sakyamuni and that we all dwell in His body .all sentients are His students.
Now People of The Lotus Sutra are Myo Ho Ren Ge , it's explained better in the Gosho. They , The Bodhisattvas of The Earth under the tutelage of Bodhisattva Jogyo are MYHo RenGe and are doing the work of the Lotus sutra , protecting it and spreading it to liberate Lord Sakyamuni's Students of which we all are... The Bodhisattvas of the Earth were with Lord Buddha Sakyamuni a long time ago...
everyone has the Buddha Nature , original enlightenment is MyoHo Renge , , which is a name for something that had no name at one point in the game...read the gosho...I'm looking forward to taking this Gosho apart from what i think it's about...i could be wrong...but i think i see it a little more clearly ...it plays into all the wrastlin i've had with Malcolm and QQ these past few years...so my understanding is new from a few days ago when this gosho came up in a post. I had been meditating on the entity of MyoHo RenGe and wondering what it's all about...and bingo the DW forum came through. how cool is that ...synchronicity
I belive Nichikan Shonin, the twenty sixth High Priest, wrote a commentary on "The Entity of the Mystic Law." I am not sure if the whole thing has been translated from Japanese. If find the transaltion or excerpts I will send them to you if you want.
Yes. This is a very important aspect of the Daishonin's teachings. The world of Buddhahood is endowed in our very lifes. When we chant Daimoku our physical form is neither discarded nor changed, but we awaken our inherent Buddha nature
The true cause (honin-myo) which enables all Buddhas to attain their enlightenment is the original law of Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo. The teacher of this law is Nichiren Daishonin. The Daishonin states in "True Object of Worship" ("Kanjin no Honzon Sho"),The core of his [Shakyamuni Buddha] teachings are the one chapter and two halves, and for me it is Myoho-Renge-Kyo alone.
(MW-1 p. 72)
and in "Reply to Kyo'o" ("Kyo'o dono gohenji"),The Buddha’s will is the Lotus Sutra, but the soul of Nichiren is nothing other than Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.
(MW-1 p. 120)
This shows a clear distinction between the Buddhism of the Sowing and the Buddhism of the Harvest, as the Daishonin is original teacher of Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo. Whereas, Shakyamuni revealed the true effect in the Lotus Sutra. The true law is hidden in the depth of the Juryo Chapter, which is Daishonin's inner realization.
the heart of the Juryo chapter, which only Nichiren has realized.
("Kanjin no Honzon Sho, MW-1, p. 73)
Ok so this all boils down to the narrative set out by a ShoShu High Priest well after the passing of Nichiren Shonin. That being He is The Primordial Buddha , whom Nichiren Shonin never alluded to even . One literally has to read between the lines and interpret them a certain way in order to create a new school where as you ignore the Bodhisattva Jogyo thing and produce a new paradigm.
The only Nichiren school that sets forth this paradigm is Shoshu. Before it all started with them , not one word on Nichiren being the Primordial Buddha of Kuon Ganjo,,
the narrative actually harms the practitioner for it leads to a whole swath of hoops one has to go through , and interpret stuff in a way only they can see . It takes away from the teaching...hard for me to explain but when i finally do my Entity of The mystic law gosho thread ,you will have tons to insert your view and ignore what others see as the teaching.
any way show me directly where Nichiren preaches that He is this Primordial Buddha or original enlightenment and not Bodhisattva Jogyo..
The only authenticity you bring to this table is the good house keeping seal of approval by ShoShu High Priests.
they twist the passages and read between the lines and come up with their own "NEW" take on the teaching.
When Gosho passages are discussed it becomes a thing to reinforce this ShoShu paradigm.. like here.
The Gakki , the best instrument in spreading the teaching to the new world , follows shoShu...they had to rid the DaiGohonzon thing for political reasons...not the fact the actual plaining of the wood was done with a tool that only came into being hundreds of years after Nichiren Shonin's passing.
They knew that years before the split...i hate knocking ShoShu...but when you study all the other schools , which i just realized are more or less in tune with TenDai , you come to a whole other paradigm . One that actually holds up in Buddhist discussion with the Mahayana people...
when i was in Gakki i was forbidden to study anything other than gakki stuff...In shoShu it was like we are the superior sect , the others only confuse the issue...they don't get what shoshu gets...We have the DaiGohonzon .
the thread might not make the toss...it's very tricky and hard to be like sensitive to, for me anyway...
but i am looking forward to ShoShu to show us without reading between the lines their paradigm on the Primordial Buddha.