Coëmgenu wrote:Point is: this is wrong. This has been demonstrated multiple times by multiple people. "JazzIs" will claim that he has "proven" without a doubt that his thesis is true, but he was systematically failed every single time to defend his beliefs when confronted with hard evidence to the contrary. The thread itself is final evidence of that.JazzIsTvRicky wrote:I would like to discuss my findings within the body of Nichiren's Teachings which are available and widely read in this 'The Latter Day of The Law', and the meaning of 'Faith' as taught by Nichiren. I believe that the recitation of Shayamuni's Lotus Sutra is 'Simply Chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo' exclusively without any other recitation or chant. Including, the recitation of any part or whole of the Lotus Sutra as taught by Shakyamuni Buddha. Gongyo is not mentioned by Nichiren but was introduced by later Priest of Nichiren Buddhist Sects.
Sincerely, JazzIs, A Votary of The Lotus Sutra
Nichiren suggests exclusive chant of the title for some people. As evidenced numerous times. This does not, at all, affect or strengthen the OP's thesis, which is based on exclusive chanting of the sūtra title, with all other practice and inquiry into the Lotus Sūtra discouraged as a chanting practice.
Nichiren does mention gongyō, in this evidence put forth, which was dismissed and ignored by the OP:That is all essentially anyone needs to know about this entire thread.Queequeg wrote:勤行 gongyo
From Chu Hokkekyo, Nichiren's annotated Lotus Sutra.
I feel that this clarification is important for the education of new users who may be unfamiliar with the Buddhism espoused on this subforum. Does DharmaWheel have a protocol to enforce accuracy when misinformation is repeatedly spread?
This is what you offer?
When the Sun Rises-Darkness Reveals Itself
Is this a joke or have you just given up?
"Contamination at the source of a river will pollute its entire length. Because of this, the Land of the Sun has had a long, dark night, and the Sun Tree is now about to be blighted by an alien frost.
Although you were not in the mainstream of the True Word school, you were still a retainer of a patron of that teaching. You lived for many years in a house whose family was devoted to an erroneous doctrine, and month after month your mind was infected by the teachers of error.
Though huge mountains may crumble and the great seas dry up, this offense of yours will not easily pass away.
However, because of the influence of karmic bonds and the compassion with which you are imbued in this lifetime, you met me, a priest of humble learning, when you least expected it, and determined to reform your ways.
Therefore, though at the moment your offense has brought on these boils from which you suffer, in the future you will be spared worse suffering.
King Ajātashatru suffered from severe boils because he committed the five cardinal sins and slandered the correct teaching. But his boils disappeared instantly when the light produced by the Buddha’s moon-loving meditation illuminated his body.
And, though it had been predicted that the king had only twenty-one days left to live, his life span was extended by forty years.
In deep appreciation, he earnestly requested one thousand arhats to record the golden words of the Buddha’s entire lifetime, thus spreading the Buddha’s teachings into the ages of the Former, Middle, and Latter Days of the Law.
Your boils have resulted from only one offense—slandering the correct teaching.
The Mystic Law you now embrace surpasses the moon-loving meditation. How then could your boils possibly not be healed and your life span not extended?
If these words of mine prove untrue, you should shout: “The Buddha, the eye of the entire world, is a great liar, and the Lotus, the wonderful sutra of the single vehicle, is a scripture of clever flourishes.
The World-Honored One should give me proof if he cares about his good name.
All the sages and worthies should come to protect me if they do not want to be false to their vows.”
http://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/wnd-1 ... 76#para-11
Sincerely Richard H Brown A Votary of The Gohonzon of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
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