Published: (); Yōmon senshū: Nichiren Daishōnin gosho: tsūkai tsuki / By: Nichiren Nichiren Daishōnin gosho zenshū Hori Nikkō hen. 日蓮大聖人御書. This volume contains the translations of works from the Soka Gakkai publication ” Nichiren Daishonin gosho zenshu” (“The Complete Works of Nichiren. Get this from a library! Nichiren Daishōnin gosho zenshū. [Nichiren; Nichikō Hori].

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But a trained mind brings health and happiness. Buddhism aims to shed light on and thoroughly examine the complex inner realm of the human being and thereby provide a broad and comprehensive overview of life itself.

The aim of Nichiren Buddhism is to realize that great vow in our present age, the Latter Day of the Law. But it is my conviction that by studying Nichiren Buddhism, one can familiarize oneself with the core of Mahayana Buddhist thought, which expresses ggosho central teaching of the Buddha aimed at enabling everyone to attain enlightenment.

Under Inaba-bo’s name, Nichiren Daishonin wrote this treatise to zesnhu steward on behalf of his disciple. We can summarize its message as follows: It has not yet been translated into English.

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It established in terms of the sutras that the Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, is the true teaching for the Latter Day of the Law. Dated April 10, and written at Mount Minobu to Toki Jonin, this Gosho discusses the four stages of faith and the five stages of practice indicated in the Funbetsu Kudoku seventeenth chapter of the Lotus Sutra.

Written at Mount Minobu in September and sent to Joken-bo at Goso temple, this Gosho refutes the objects of worship of the various sects, particularly those of the Shingon sect. Once we are born into the world, none of us can escape death. How do we keep ourselves at peace with and transcend goshl problem of death, our unavoidable destiny as human beings? This Gosho was written at Matsubagayatsu, the Daishonin’s residence at the time, and was dated May 28, Dated Februaryit was written for all his followers and was entrusted to Shijo Kingo, a samurai and a disciple of the Daishonin.


Regarding this Gosho Nichiren Daishonin wrote, “I wanted to record the wonder I had experienced, in case Gosbo should be beheaded. Nichiren Daishonin reveals himself here to be the Buddha of the Latter Day of the Law who possesses the three virtues of parent, teacher and sovereign.

Any reports of typos or other errors are greatly appreciated. Nichiren Daishonin wrote this thesis over a two-year period while in exile on Sado Island. Each of those views offers a partial perspective and, taken by itself, may be considered biased or one-sided. They read the commentary from their sect, or Leaders words, but not the Sutra itself, therefore they have a tilted view.

Tuesday, August 19, Gosho Zenshu. Mahayana Buddhism originated in India, and in the long process of its transmission to new lands with different cultures, it has evolved into a world religion.

This in turn can provide a spiritual and philosophical basis for dealing with such modern global issues as the protection of human rights, the preservation of the environment, and the attainment of world peace. Mind, however, is not limited to mere process of thought. I am the soul of the people zensu Japan” MW-1, p. In addition, it contains a living system of thought and a spiritual tradition that clearly transmit the essence of Buddhism.

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Also written on Sado Island over a two-year period and dated April 25,this Gosho was entrusted to Toki Jonin, a government official and an early convert to the Daishonin’s teachings.

In another example, from a psychological perspective, earthly desires, which Buddhism regards as the cause of suffering, stand in stark contrast to bodhi, or the enlightenment of the Buddha. In the fall ofthe Soka Gakkai published The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, which contains English translations of fully half the writings in the Japanese edition, and those translations have been enthusiastically welcomed by persons interested in Nichiren Buddhism.

In this sense, I believe it is extremely important to understand such Buddhist concepts and consider them in terms of their modern significance. It teaches the principle of juji soku kanjin, which means that embracing the Gohonzon is in itself enlightenment. It is known as the work that defines the true object of worship in terms of the Person. See the credits for contributors.


It predicts that two further disasters, internal strife and foreign invasion, would occur if the country continues its support of mistaken teachings and heretical priests. Because of the influence of delusions, the essential nature of phenomena changes into ignorance.

Naturally, human beings themselves are essential to this process. It maintains that Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is the teaching for the Latter Day of the Law, the current era roughly beginning 2, years after Shakyamuni’s death.

Please specify keywords to search for: The school of Buddhism known as Pure Land attributes salvation to the power of another, that is, to senshu saving grace of Amida Buddha, while Zen Buddhism advocates salvation through the power of self, or the discipline of seated meditation.

The essential message in this work, which I entrusted to Shijo Kingo’s messenger, is that the destiny of Japan depends solely upon me. On the fiftieth anniversary of that important goshp, it is my pleasure to witness the publication of a new English dictionary of Buddhist terms, The Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism.

Through the unifying principle expressed in the Lotus Sutra, however, those contrasting views are integrated and resolved, giving rise to the concept of the fusion of self and other.

Designed by Will Kallander. It seems sad, though, when there are so many arguments. Inaba-bo Nichiei, one of the Daishonin’s disciples who lived in Shimoyama, had tried to convert Mitsumoto and met with extreme opposition. We are able to discern the beginnings of Mahayana within znshu Buddhism of India, but it began to flower and bear fruit in earnest as it encountered and spread among different cultures. Available in Two Parts: