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by markatex
Tue May 06, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I'm sure this has been asked before...
Replies: 18
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Re: I'm sure this has been asked before...

We chant the Universal Gate (Kanzeon) chapter in Nichiren Shu, in addition to the ones cited above.
by markatex
Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Mantras/praying to bodhisattvas
Replies: 38
Views: 6762

Re: Mantras/praying to bodhisattvas

rory wrote:Maybe even in Nichiren Shu, they're pretty anything goes so ask a priest.
That simply isn't true. I don't know any Nichiren Shu priest who would advocate chanting Namu Kanzeon Bosatsu, or anything besides the Odaimoku.
by markatex
Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Mantras/praying to bodhisattvas
Replies: 38
Views: 6762

Re: Mantras/praying to bodhisattvas

Avalokiteshvara is not on the Mandala Gohonzon (and no one knows exactly why), but considering that Samantabhadra and Manjushri are depicted, the absence is conspicuous, IMO. Some have speculated that Nichiren Shonin didn't include Avalokiteshvara because of his/her close association with Pure Land ...
by markatex
Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Mantras/praying to bodhisattvas
Replies: 38
Views: 6762

Re: Mantras/praying to bodhisattvas

As far as praying to various devas and bodhisattvas, it's done all the time. They are all protectors of practitioners of the Lotus Sutra Out of curiosity, are these formulaic prayers... already composed... or prayers just talking to the devas and bodhisattvas? The latter. I'm not familiar with any ...
by markatex
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Mantras/praying to bodhisattvas
Replies: 38
Views: 6762

Re: Mantras/praying to bodhisattvas

In Nichiren Shu, we chant all of the Lotus Sutra (not at once, mind you). I sometimes chant the verse portion of the Kanzeon chapter, so you could try that out if you wanted. Mantras associated with Kanzeon are just not done in Nichiren Buddhism, however. As far as praying to various devas and bodhi...
by markatex
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another member of the E-Sangha diaspora
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Another member of the E-Sangha diaspora

Hi y'all, I was glad to find this forum in the unfortunate absence of E-Sangha. I see a few familiar faces - hopefully others will find there way here. Anyway, I'm a Mahayana practitioner in the Nichiren Shu tradition and I'm from Austin, TX as my username implies. Looking forward to getting my Inte...

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