Nichiren Yamabushi

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Nichiren Yamabushi

Post by Nyedrag Yeshe » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:47 pm

Can somebody please provide a light on which sect does the monk on 4:19Min belongs? He seems to be a Nichiren Buddhist, and is also chanting Daimoku while doing takigyo under the waterfall, but also uses a garb that resembles that used by Yamabushi sect! What sect is this one?
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Re: Nichiren Yamabushi

Post by narhwal90 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:44 pm

I wonder if his hand mudra while chanting is characteristic? I see the Nichiren statue on his altar, perhaps thats a 4 statue configuration.

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Re: Nichiren Yamabushi

Post by Nyedrag Yeshe » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:49 pm

narhwal90 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:44 pm
I wonder if his hand mudra while chanting is characteristic? I see the Nichiren statue on his altar, perhaps thats a 4 statue configuration.
The same mudra is used in both Shinto and Yamabushi waterfall purification practices! He is chanting the daimoku and also features Nichiren Shonin in his altar, but chants Fudo mantra while blessing the devotee! Wonder from which sect he comes from?!
“Whatever has to happen, let it happen!”
“Whatever the situation is, it’s fine!”
“I really don’t need anything!
~Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje (1161-1211)
ओं पद्मोष्णीष विमले हूँ फट । ओं हनुफशभरहृदय स्वाहा॥
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔ ཀརྨ་པ་མཁྱེན་ནོ།

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Re: Nichiren Yamabushi

Post by narhwal90 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:55 pm

Beats me.. the altar has something of a DIY air, a pity there isn't a better view of it.

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Re: Nichiren Yamabushi

Post by Queequeg » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:01 pm

May be somewhat related to the Nakayama lineage. They have ascetic practices in their training. Kanse Capon may know more. You can find him on Facebook.
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Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

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