Happy Birthday Nichiren! How do we celebrate?

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bcol01
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Happy Birthday Nichiren! How do we celebrate?

Post by bcol01 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:51 am

How do Nichiren Buddhists (maybe specifically Nichiren Shu) celebrate Nichiren's bday?

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Queequeg
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Re: Happy Birthday Nichiren! How do we celebrate?

Post by Queequeg » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:01 pm

Thank you for the reminder!

Remember, reflect, express gratitude, resolve to continue... practice for oneself and for others... Visit Tanjou-ji, if you can.

Not sure if this is a significant celebration. Births are not so important in Japan.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Happy Birthday Nichiren! How do we celebrate?

Post by westcountry » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:20 pm

Visit Taisekiji for the commemorative general Tozan, chant to the Gohonzon enshrined in the 5 storey Pagoda! If I can't get there then chant extra Daimoku

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