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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.
世尊在靈山會上拈華示眾眾皆默然唯迦葉破顏微笑世尊云
The Lord dwelt at the Vulture Peak with the assembly and plucked a flower as a teaching. The myriad totality were silent, save for Kāśyapa, whose face cracked in a faint smile. The Lord spoke.

吾有正法眼藏涅槃妙心實相無相微妙法門不立文字教外別傳付囑摩訶迦葉。
I have the treasure of the true dharma eye, I have nirvāṇa as wondrous citta, I know signless dharmatā, the subtle dharma-gate, which is not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures, which is a special dispensation, which is entrusted to Mahākāśyapa.

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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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