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Minobu
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Zennichimaro

Post by Minobu » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:37 pm

I'm not much up on Japanese linguistics.
Reading today Queequeg's post on Nichiren Shonin's BDay i noticed his birth name Zennichimaro, and recalled Sensai ikeda's pen name in human revolution books ,Shinichi Yamamoto.
Is there some sort of play on words here? Or coincidence. Is this a clue as to who Sensei Ikeda might be?

do the characters reflect a deeper meaning, in Japanese .

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Re: Zennichimaro

Post by Coëmgenu » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:51 pm

Minobu wrote:I'm not much up on Japanese linguistics.
Reading today Queequeg's post on Nichiren Shonin's BDay i noticed his birth name Zennichimaro, and recalled Sensai ikeda's pen name in human revolution books ,Shinichi Yamamoto.
Is there some sort of play on words here? Or coincidence. Is this a clue as to who Sensei Ikeda might be?

do the characters reflect a deeper meaning, in Japanese .
From a cursory glance at the two words, it looks like the phoneme "nichi" is the only thing they have in common. Zennichimaro is spelled 善日麿. If Shinichi Yamamoto has 日, which I assume might be read "nichi", there might be a small connection. But I am not Japanese myself, so maybe other people will know.
佛子。如來智慧。無相智慧。無閡智慧。具足在於眾生身中。但愚癡眾生顛倒想覆。不知不見不生信心。
O, sons and daughters. The Thus-Gone's wisdom. The signless wisdom. The unobstructed wisdom. It perfectly dwells within all sentient beings’ minds. Yet in ignorance, sentient beings err and think it covered. Not knowing, not seeing, not giving rise to faith.
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Re: Zennichimaro

Post by Admin_PC » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:27 pm

I looked for you and it appears not to be the case.
In this link for the Soka Gakkai Songbook, it gives the following:
作詞:山本 伸一(本名:池田 大作)
Lyrics by: Yamamoto Shinichi (Real Name: Ikeda Daisaku)

伸 or "Shin" at the beginning is the character for "expand, stretch, extend".
一 or "ichi" at the end of a name usually denotes first born (almost always used for a son).
月影の いたらぬ里は なけれども 眺むる人の 心にぞすむ
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