Minobu wrote: ↑Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:53 pm
"QQ" thank you ever so much for being you and putting the time in your life to actually study this whole thing and help people like me who seek the truth..This man has dedicated his life to Lotus Buddhism...
So like yeah Nikko shonin got the property given to him at taisekiji ...but it was only after his death that this whole Daigohonzon ,Buddha of Kuon Ganjo was produced from taisekiji...
Look at what people think of Lord Buddha Sakyamuni..incredible...they think he is like a back seat driver to someone else..
Both the Buddha of Kuon-Ganjo and the Dai-Gohonzon were in existence at the time of Nikko Shonin.
First, Nikko Shonin states in the "Articles to be Observed after the Passing of Nikko" ("Nikko Ato Jojo no Koto"),
Article 2: The Dai-Gohonzon of the second year of Kō`an (1279), which Nikko inherited [from Nichiren Daishonin], is hereby bequeathed to Nichimoku. It should be enshrined at Hommonji Temple.
(Gosho, p. 1884)
The original of this document exists at Taiseki-ji. Two of them exist. One is a draft dating from the second year of Gentoku (1330). The actual transfer document is dated the fist year of Shoukei (1332).
There is a book in Japanese that compares the signatures and seals of this document and others of Nikko Shonin's documents and letters from this time in his life, and it is shown to be consistent. I believe parts of this book that compares the signature is online in Japanese. I'll see if I can get it to anyone who wants it.
Considering the Daishonin as the Buddha. Nikko Shonin himself referes to Nichiren Daishonin as the Buddha. The following terminology appears in Nikko Shonin's writings, when specifically referring to Nichiren Daishonin:
- Hotoke Shonin- Nikko Shonin is referring to the Daishonin. Hotoke translates as Buddha. Shonin means Nichiren Daishonin. So one can read this in English as "The Buddha Daishonin"
- Hotoke no Hozen - Hotoke as I mentioned means "Buddha." no Hozen refers to "reverence". So this can be read as "reverence torwards the Buddha." In the context of this letter, Nikko Shonin is referring to Nichiren Daishonin.
- Hossu Shonin no Gohozen - hozen means reverence. Go is honorific and means sacred. Hossu Shonin means lord/teacher/master/high priest of the whole world.
Also, in two documents, "One Hundred and Six Articles" ("Hyaku Rokka Sho")
and "On the True Cause" ("Honinmyo-sho"),
Nichiren Daishonin specifically refers to himself as the Buddha. These two documents are called the Ryokan Kechimyaku.
Howver, these documents are disputed by Nichiren Shu and other Nichiren sects. Parts of these two documents have had later additions to them. Thus, 59th High Priest Nichiko Shonin, a renowned Buddhist scholar of his time, went through these two documents and seperated the original writing from the later additions.
Also, as Shoho has expained, the "True Object of Worship" ("Kanjin no Honzon Sho"
), teaches this doctrine as well.