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14. The purpose of advent in this world.

14. The purpose of advent in this world.

Although 20 farmers were under the yoke of a tyrant, they refused rigidly, and three brothers including Jinshiro were executed.

Nichiren was impressed by the sight of unnamed farmers carrying through the religious belief, at that time, he felt all the people of the world to embrace the marvelous Law, so he erected the real object of worship (Dai-Gohonzon). It was not erected by mere opportunity or relationship, this grand mandala was erected for all people of the whole world. Nichiren drew the Dai-Gohonzon to the surface of the big camphor tree to withstand to 10, 000 years or end of the future in the latter day of the Law.

This Dai-Gohonzon was the ultimate end in his life that needed time, "I was 27 years" from the declaration of the establishing true Buddhism.

“In Nagasa District of Awa country there is a village called Tojo that is now a district. Here is the holy storehouse which was once the second in Japan, now is the highest rank. It was founded by Minamoto-no Yoritomo of the Right Side General, and supplies food for the shrine of the God of the sun. In the private Buddha statue hall inside the various halls which is called Seichoji temple in this district, I first spoke about this doctrine towards the south at noon on the twenty-eight day of April in the fifth year of Kencho (1253). Twenty-seven years have passed since then and it is currently the second year of Kō'an (1279). Shakyamuni Buddha was forty-odd years, the GreatTeacher Tiantai was thirty-odd years, the Great Teacher Dengyou was twenty-oddyears, they had needed these years to accomplish the purpose of their advents.

I have spoken repeatedly of the indescribable persecutions they suffered during those years. It has taken me twenty-seven years. Great persecutions during those years are what everybody knows it”.

The Dai-Gohonzon erected on October 12, 1279 (the second year of Koan Era) is the one Great Secret Law to gather up the Three Great Secret Law that are the radical Gohonzon, the radical sanctuary, and the radical daimoku.

Nichikan(1665-1726), the 26th chief priest in the Fuji Daisekiji temple, says,

"Question; How is the development and conjunction of the Three Great Secret Laws if so?

Answer; To tell the truth, it is the One Great Secret Law. The One Great Secret Law is namely the Gohonzon of the radical teachings. A place of this Ghonzon is named the sanctuary of the radical teachings. It is named the daimoku of the radical teachings that person believes this Gohonzon and chants marvelous Law. Therefore, it is divided and becomes the Three Great Secret Laws. In addition, Gohonzon has a Law with a person, there are theory and fact in the sanctuary, and there are believing and practice in daimoku. Therefore, this unfolds and becomes six categories. These six categories are dispersed and become eighty thousand sutras. For example, the Biography of Famous Priests says; The one mind is the whole of all the Law and one mind is divided to a commandment, a meditation and a wisdom, and these disperse to the practices of every numbers.

You must know, Gohonzon is just the whole of all the Law. Therefore, eighty thousand sutras become six mere categories when these are put together. In addition, these only become the Three Great Secret Laws, when these six categories fit. Besides, it just becomes the Gohonzon of the radical teachings if the Three Great Secret Laws got together. Thus, Gohonzon of the radical teachings is also named Gohonzon including all of Three Great Secret Laws”. ‘Writings which Understands a Sentence from a Meaning’.

Dai-Gohonzon is radical of the Law of Nichiren, and it is placed respectfully in Ho'an Hall of Daisekiji temple of Fuji now.


To be continued


Life of Nichiren. Compact edition.



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