日蓮大聖人『御書』解説

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2017年 12月 02日

Final. Teachings of Buddha in Japan flow to India 1

              Japanese edition


735 years are going to elapse by this year of 2017 since Nichiren had passed into Nirvana on October 13, 1282 namely 5th year of Ko’an era.

The Kamakura sect of Buddhism that Nichiren criticized thoroughly by a four proverb (Nembutsu hell, Zen evil spirit, Ritsu traitor, Shingon destroying a country), already becomes merely a decoration, and fell in funeral Buddhism, and they have lost the mental influence on the people and state power when we mind the present conditions of the current Japanese Buddhism world.

Chaitya and the Buddhist monastery which were made mainly on the times of "Building many temples and towers greatly" after Buddha's passing which foretold in the Sutra of the Great Gathering by Buddha. These accomplished a change like a zoo or game facilities which collect admission fee uniformly and let the people see them but these are not the place where the people visit for Buddhist doctrine

The style of the present priest monk is far from the original monk who leave the vulgar world, and the religious precepts such as the tonsure, discoverture, not eating meat that were the common sense of the priest in the times of the Kamakura sect of Buddhism almost became little more than a mere name even if there were some differences by a denomination. In other words, the priest is only the name, and in the first place, as for the Buddhist temple that there are these priests, there will not be the qualification to receive offering from the believers.

The offering expresses the thought respecting the three treasures (Buddha, Law, Buddhist priest) of the believer to the last, and it becomes the virtue because a believer does offering depending on each ability from oneself regardless of the amount of money.

At this situation, "Nam-myoho-renge-kyo" that Nichiren advocated spread certainly among the Japanese people in the freedom of religion that was established after the war. Most of the new religions sprang up like mushrooms after a rain after the war, they chanted Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, not Nam-Amidabutsu, depending on the Lotus Sutra. Even the Zen Buddhism (Soto sect) that advocated 'the truth other than the teachings', and denied Buddhist sutras, came to read "the Life Span chapter in the Lotus Sutra" aloud.

The new religion like Bussho Gonenkai appeared, and they received the Gohonzon of the handwriting that Nichiren expressed, by one relationship or one opportunity, from the Nichiren-sect temple which possessed it from the Kamakura era, and assume it the object of worship of the own sect. However, they do not regard as a basic object of worship the grand Gohonzon of all living beings of the whole world. And they do not have the bloodline of succession receiving trust from Nichiren like 2th Nikko Shonin and 3th Nichimoku Shonin, the chief priest of the whole world.

That is why they will suffer slandering the Law like visiting at the same time to a Shinto shrine while worshiping Gohonzon of Nichiren identical to Sanenaga Hakiri, of time when there was Nikko Shonin.


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Third volume table of contents.




by johsei1129 | 2017-12-02 00:32 | LIFE OF NICHIREN | Comments(0)


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