What was Nichiren's view on things such as filial piety?

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What was Nichiren's view on things such as filial piety?

Post by bcol01 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:02 am

To what extent was his overall view on Confucian ethics?

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Re: What was Nichiren's view on things such as filial piety?

Post by Queequeg » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:50 pm

Look up Four Debts of Gratitude. Otherwise, your question is too big for this type of forum. You would need to survey Japanese history and culture in the Kamakura period.
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: What was Nichiren's view on things such as filial piety?

Post by narhwal90 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:45 pm

I can't speak to Confucian ethics, but Nichiren demonstrated profound dedication to his parents and mother, and to parents of his followers via a number of goshos. IIRC when his mother was on her deathbed he traveled to be with her.

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Re: What was Nichiren's view on things such as filial piety?

Post by Queequeg » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:33 pm

narhwal90 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:45 pm
I can't speak to Confucian ethics, but Nichiren demonstrated profound dedication to his parents and mother, and to parents of his followers via a number of goshos. IIRC when his mother was on her deathbed he traveled to be with her.
Not only did he travel to be with his mother, he extended her life.
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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