Biography of Hosoi Nittatsu

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Biography of Hosoi Nittatsu

Post by Spiritual_living » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:12 am

His Wikipedia article is rather bare: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nittatsu_Hosoi

Anyone have a good biographical website about him? I have read that he is “much beloved.” I was wondering what it was about him that people loved so much…. Thanks. 🙏
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Re: Biography of Hosoi Nittatsu

Post by Queequeg » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:59 am

He was a sincere teacher and genuine scholar, well respected not just within Nichiren Shoshu, but in the greater Nichiren community.

He was the real deal. Spent many years traveling and compiling gosho.

You reproduced his Gohonzon. Look at that hand - clear and readable. The thing about calligraphy is that you can often see the person in the hand. His calligraphy is eminently readable - he wanted people to be able to read it. He wanted people to know Nichiren Daishonin.
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: Biography of Hosoi Nittatsu

Post by Spiritual_living » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:36 am

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:59 am
He was a sincere teacher and genuine scholar, well respected not just within Nichiren Shoshu, but in the greater Nichiren community.

He was the real deal. Spent many years traveling and compiling gosho.

You reproduced his Gohonzon. Look at that hand - clear and readable. The thing about calligraphy is that you can often see the person in the hand. His calligraphy is eminently readable - he wanted people to be able to read it. He wanted people to know Nichiren Daishonin.
Thank you. That’s the feeling I got just looking at his gohonzon.

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Re: Biography of Hosoi Nittatsu

Post by illarraza » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:21 am

Spiritual_living wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:36 am
Queequeg wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:59 am
He was a sincere teacher and genuine scholar, well respected not just within Nichiren Shoshu, but in the greater Nichiren community.

He was the real deal. Spent many years traveling and compiling gosho.

You reproduced his Gohonzon. Look at that hand - clear and readable. The thing about calligraphy is that you can often see the person in the hand. His calligraphy is eminently readable - he wanted people to be able to read it. He wanted people to know Nichiren Daishonin.
Thank you. That’s the feeling I got just looking at his gohonzon.
Still, he lied about the authenticity of the DaiGohonzon, he promoted the false Nichiren Hombutsuron (Nichiren as True Original Buddha) doctrine, and he asserted the "Bequethal to one sole individual". No one's calligraphy was more beautiful than Kobo Daishi's and you know what Nichiren thought of him.

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Re: Biography of Hosoi Nittatsu

Post by Spiritual_living » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:18 pm

illarraza wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:21 am
Still, he lied about the authenticity of the DaiGohonzon, he promoted the false Nichiren Hombutsuron (Nichiren as True Original Buddha) doctrine, and he asserted the "Bequethal to one sole individual". No one's calligraphy was more beautiful than Kobo Daishi's and you know what Nichiren thought of him.

In other words, he accurately represented the teachings of his religion.

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Re: Biography of Hosoi Nittatsu

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