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Sunday, February 21, 2016

According to Nichiren, "All the other Buddhas of the ten directions are followers of Shakyamuni" [except SGI "Buddhas"]

"Again, if we consider the question of how long it has been since these various Buddhas attained the fruit of Buddhahood, then we will find that there are some who became Buddhas ten kalpas ago, others a hundred kalpas or a thousand kalpas ago. But in the case of Shakyamuni Buddha, the lord of teachings, it has already been a period of numberless major world system dust particle kalpas since he became a Buddha of perfect enlightenment and complete reward. The Thus Come One Mahāvairochana, the Thus Come One Amida, the Thus Come One Medicine Master, and all the other Buddhas of the ten directions are followers of Shakyamuni, the lord of teachings and our original teacher. He is like the moon in the sky that is reflected in ten thousand different bodies of water."


  1. " it has already been a period of numberless major world system dust particle kalpas since he became a Buddha of perfect enlightenment and complete reward."

    It's still just a blink in eternity because it is an advent within in the space time continuum The 3 bodied Tathagata is unbounded by the space time continuum that temporarily manifests within beings such as Shakyamuni. Temporary can be one nano second/one thousand-millionth of a second to numberless major world system dust particle kalpas

  2. The eternal buddha, the triple bodied musa sanjin is of a place where time does not exist.

  3. That place where the time and space continuum does not exist is Kuon Ganjo. The paradox is that it's not separate from the space time continuum

  4. Kuon ganjo is a fabricated lie of the nichiju-nichikan shoshu,appropriated fron various Tendai oral teachings. A simple look at the meaning of kuon jitsujo will show this. Nichiu(9th) 'high'priest of shoshu received the transmission of the tendai nijo sho, fsy2:155, and this was used by the eshin ryu to create a doctrine 'superior' to the hieizan tendai. The ideas expressed in this transfer are not what Nichiren,Nikko nor Nichimoku (of fuji) taught. If you can cite the sources of you post i will look into it.

  5. Thanks Shinkei

    The Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism

    [久遠元初] ( Jpn)

    Literally kuon means the remote past, and ganjo, beginning or foundation. This term appears in On the Mystic Principle of the True Cause, a work written by Nichiren in 1282. This work refers to "the Mystic Law, uncreated and eternal, of the Buddha of beginningless time (kuonganjo), " and states that the Mystic Law lies in the depths of the "Life Span" (sixteenth) chapter of the Lotus Sutra. Nichiren interprets kuonganjo on two different levels: (1) In the context of the "Life Span" chapter, kuon refers to the remote past when Shakyamuni originally attained enlightenment, and ganjo, to the foundation of his original enlightenment. (2) In The Record of the Orally Transmitted teachings, Nichiren's oral teachings on the Lotus Sutra compiled by Nikko in 1278, it is stated: "Kuon means something that was not worked for, that was not improved upon, but that exists just as it always has." Orally Transmitted Teachings continues: "Because we are speaking here of the Buddha eternally endowed with the three bodies, it is not a question of something attained for the first time at a certain time, or of something that was worked for. This is not the kind of Buddhahood that is adorned with the thirty-two features and eighty characteristics or that needs to be improved on in any way. Because this is the eternal and immutable Buddha in his original state, he exists just as he always has. This is what is meant by kuon." The same section of Orally Transmitted Teachings concludes, "Kuon is Namu-myoho-renge-kyo, and 'true attainment' means awakening to the fact that one is eternally endowed with the three bodies." In essence, for Nichiren, kuon, or kuonganjo, means the eternal Law of Namu-myoho-renge-kyo and the original state of life that embodies Buddhahood.

  6. 1st problem:gakkai dictionary-they are liars and follow the erroneous teachings of taisekiji.
    2. Not in Nikkos hand,first mention is in 1503.
    3. Original enlightenment garbage fron japanese medieval tendai.
    4. Many parts are the same as Sonshuns ryaku taiko shikenmon.
    5. Musa sanjin as described by shoshu and japanese tendai is not what was taught by dengyo or chi-i.
    5. These bogus documents and self serving interpretations have led to the problems in the correct teachings of Nichiren and the Lotus Sutra.
    6. You may want to study the erroneous onterpretation of Shiju Kohai, the basis of the heretical shosu .

  7. More on Musa Sanjin from Nichiren Shoshu

    "The astounding revelation of the teaching of the Mystic Law is that the Teaching hidden within the Juryo Chapter of the Lotus Sutra was never and could never be revealed until the advent of Nichiren Dai Shonin. He revealed the up to then impossible reality that Shakymuni was a transient Buddha who in evaluating the blessings of a Buddha set the stage for the third doctrine. This third doctrine was crystallised by The Daishonin on the 28 April 1253 by the Invocation of Nam placed before Myoho Renge kyo.

    The word 'Namu' fundamentally changed the identification of 'Nyorai' (Buddha).The Juryo chapter becomes the determination of the Blessings of the True Buddha, Nichiren Daishonin and ` Nyorai' although meaning all the Buddhas in the universe and throughout the three existences of life in its broad sense, means in its strictest sense the True Buddha of Musa Sanjin (the votary of the Hokekyo in Mappo) and also indicates all humankind in its broadest sense but disciples in its strictest sense.

    The Lotus Sutra therefore by itself is insignificant and has no power or relevance to anything until it is retranslated by The True Buddha Nichiren Daishonin. This is why the basic understanding of the essential teaching hidden in the Lotus Sutra can only be found in the Gosho or Teachings of Nichiren Daishonin.

    The chapters of the Great Concentration and Insight refer to the great writing in ten volumes by T'ien-t'ai, a votary of the Lotus Sutra, who lived in China during the Sui Dynasty in the 6th century. In the "Great Concentration and Insight," T'ien-t'ai comprehensively arranged the documentary proof of the teachings of Hinayana, Mahayana and provisional Mahayana Buddhism, and he revealed the essential truth of the Lotus Sutra. He taught that the Lotus Sutra contains the significance and the benefits of all the teachings that preceded it. However, the pre-Lotus Sutra teachings do not contain the doctrines and benefits of the Lotus sutra. What he taught was partial and incomplete because he could only surmise but not actualize.

    Tien Tai however was never able to reveal the truth hidden in the Lotus Sutra which indeed was a fundamentally different teaching . The third doctrine however once opened by Nichiren Daishonin on 28 April 1253 revealed the true significance of all Buddhist teachings as when the Sun rises all things are revealed in truth and clarity. All things in this respect means all phenomena in the Universe thus creating a metaparadigm or a new model of the Universe An example is when a Space ship escapes from its moorings ( all previous Buddhist Teachings including the Lotus Sutra) and breaks through the atmosphere of the planet into the universe a bird`s eye is given of the phenomenal World.

    The Buddha Nichiren Daishonin describes this Buddhism as the summit of all teachings. It is the third doctrine. He explains that all previous teachings are like the shade of a tree whereas the essential teaching is the tree itself He says Though T'ien-t'ai, Miao-lo and Dengyo explained the essential teaching to some extent, they did not clarify it fully.The masters of Wisdom handed down this ultimate teaching from Shakymuni Buddha through the Hinayana and Mahayana Masters to the Original Buddha Nichiren Dai Shonin born February 16 1222."

  8. Interesting to hear what Nichiren Shoshu has to say about all of this;

    "The Buddha of limitless joy from eternal time without beginning,

    Nichikan Shonin stated:

    "The primary practice is none other than Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, which encompasses the true purpose of the advent of all the Buddhas in the three periods of past present and future, the core of the twenty-eight chapters of the Lotus Sutra, the heart of the Juryo chapter of the essential teachings, the great Law that is hidden in the depths of the Juryo chapter, the true essence that is difficult to comprehend, the fusion of reality and wisdom, the very existence of the Buddha of limitless joy from eternal time without beginning, three thousand worlds in a momentary state of existence and the Buddha's endowment of the three properties." (Nichiren Shoshu Seiten, p. 922)

    Read what they have to say about The Three Enlightened Properties

    "The "Three Bodies" are the three kinds of body a Buddha possesses.

    They are the Dharma body (hosshin), the reward body (hoshin), and the
    manifested body (ojin).

    The Buddha Eternally Endowed with the Three Enlightened Properties
    (Musa Sanjin)

    The Juryo Chapter of the Essential Teaching of the Lotus Sutra was taught as a perfect teaching, wherein the original enlightenment of the Buddha remains in its original form. This is called the original
    (musa) teaching and the Buddha himself is called the Buddha eternally endowed with the Three Enlightened Properties (Musa sanjin)."

  9. I find nothing interesting about the erroneous doctrines of shoshu except maybe how many people believe this trash without actually studying. It is all based on nonexistent documents and erroneous opinion. It is a mix of shinto,taimitsu and 'buddhist'teachings that have created what i call a'japanese catholic religion'. Having lived in japan for more than ten years, attending gokaihi more than 200 times,studying with numerous priests, and taking the test to become a shoshu priest i can tell you from my personal experience that shoshu is a heretical band of robbers that not only slander and insult Nichiren and the Lotus Sutran they try to spin the reachings of Nikko and Nichimoku. The chu hokkekyo exists in Nichirens hand. Why would he create the onkyo kikigaki and the ongi kuden? Why would Nikko make a honzon for the transfer of the law (ozagawari honzon) if he had transfered the 'dai honzon' to Nichimoku? Why would he build a shinto shrine dedicated to Amaterasu Omikami but say not to worsip at shinto shrines? Why is there a his hans specifying kitayama as the site of the honmon kaidan? Were they all senile? Dont think so. Shoshu are liars. Nichiu died of leprosy. Why is that?

  10. Surely there must be some similarities in the doctrinal aspects of Shoshu's interpretation and your own that you have noticed throughout your studies. I find that their behaviour and rituals are way behind their doctrinal interpretations of Nichiren's oral and written words.

    Just because their behaviour and rituals seem backward and wanting, doesn't necessarily mean that there is a problem with the doctrines (metaphysical concepts) because as common mortals that carry Karma from the infinite past we can and do muddy the most purest streams

    Nichikan died peacefully;

    Prediction of Death:

    At the age of sixty-two he went to Jozai-ji temple in Edo, where he had entered the priesthood in his youth. He lectured on "The True Object of Worship" It is said that all those who were present at the lecture were deeply moved by it.

    On the last day of his lecture it was said that he declared,

    "In China, Kumarajiva, to prove the correctness of his translation of the Lotus Sutra from Sanskrit into Chinese, predicted that his tongue, which had related Shakyamuni's teachings, would remain un-burnt after cremation. His prophecy came true and the people believed in his translation of the Lotus Sutra after his death. I, Nichikan, cannot work the same miracle, but I wish to say that after eating soba (buckwheat noodles), of which I am most fond, giving a joyful smile and chanting daimoku, I will die. If this happens just as I predict, you must have no doubt in even the shortest phrase of my lecture."


    On the night of August 18 of that year, Nichikan Shonin composedly said,

    "I shall die, but you should not be disturbed"
    After composing a poem of farewell he ate soba to celebrate his departure. He smiled and said,
    "How happy a life I have lived in this world!"
    He calmly chanted daimoku with his ten disciples surrounding him and peacefully passed away the next morning.

  11. There are several narratives for Shan-tao's death. I believe Nichiren's. Besides, Nichiren taught that "independent" reports are more trustworthy than those by disciples and believers. Remember, the two different reports of the priest Nikkyo's death, one made him out to be a hero, protecting the head temple and the other claimed, "only his entrails remained."

  12. Ok that's true so where are the other accounts of Nichikans death then

  13. Will try to dig them up. However, his "soba noodle" prediction of death hardly atones for his slander of the Lotus Sutra and Shakyamuni Buddha:

    SGI members see what they want to see and believe what they want to believe. They have not delved deeply into the truth of even their own teachings. Perhaps I can help them.

    Nichikan wrote:

    "We recite the Hoben Pon (2nd chapter) to smash the provisional sutras, we recite the Juryo Hon (16th Chapter) to smash the Hoben Pon, and we recits the daimoku to smash the Lotus Sutra".

    Nichiren wrote:

    “Nowhere in all the five thousand or seven thousand volumes of sutras listed in the K’ai-yüan era catalog do we find a single scriptural passage that expresses disapproval of the Lotus Sutra and advises one to discard it or to cast it aside, nor any passage that says it is to be classified among the sundry practices and abandoned. If you disagree, you had better find some reliable passage from the sutras that will support your view, so that you may rescue Shan-tao and Honen from their torments in the hell of incessant suffering."(Coversations Between a Sage and Unenlightened Man).

    Yet you do Gongyo and chant the Daimoku every day to this slanderer's Gohonzon. Why would you ever think for a moment that you too could escape the torments of hell?

    In the "Toke Sanne Sho [On the Three Robes of Nichiren Shoshu]," Nichikan Shonin cites Nikko Shonin and Nichimoku Shonin as the Treasure of the Priest when revealing the Three Treasures of Nichiren Shoshu, and then states, "I say that all the Masters, the successive direct successors to the bestowal of the Law, are in this way included in the Three Treasures." (Seiten, p. 971)

    Nichikan's Six Volume Writings" (Rokkan sho) is composed of the following:

    1)."The Threefold Secret Teaching" (Sanju hiden sho): In this writing Nichikan exhorts us us to abandon the Lotus Sutra and only embrace Namu Myoho renge kyo. This is bizarre since Namu myoho renge kyo means devotion to the Lotus Sutra (Myoho renge kyo).

    2)."The Meanings Hidden in the Depths" (Montei hichin sho). In this equally bizarre writing he changes the Great Secret Law of the Object of Worship in terms of the person from the Original Eternal Buddha Shakyamuni to Nichiren Daishonin.

    3)."Interpretations Based on the Law" (Egi hanmon sho). In this equally strange writing, Nichikan teaches that the Lotus Sutra was preached by Shakyamuni to explain Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism rather than Nichiren Daishonin explaining the Lotus Sutra through his commentaries.

    4)."Teachings for the Latter Day" (Mappo soo sho). In this writing, Nichikan attempts to overturn the use of statues as Objects of Worship despite the fact that Nichiren utilized and revered a Statue of Shakyamuni Buddha as an Object of Worship throughout his life, praised both Dozenbo, Toki Jonin, and Shijo Kingo for fashioning statues of Shakyamuni Buddha, and wrote about both "wooden and painted" images.

    5)."The Practice of this School" (Toryu gyoji sho). In this slanderous writing, Nichikan says we chant the Daimoku to smash the Juryo Chapter and chant the Juryo Chapter to smash the Hobenpon.

    (6) The "Toke Sanne Sho" (The Three Robes of this School) explains the origin and significance of the traditional gray robe, the white surplice and the prayer beads of the Nichiren Shoshu priests. Here, he also goes on to overturn the Three Treasures of the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren by asserting that Nichiren is the Treasure of the Buddha and that the heritage of the Law, the succession, is through the bequethal to one sole individual or the successive High Priests of Nichiren Shoshu (the Treasure of the Sangha). On the Juzu, he wrote:

  14. "The Juzu is a means to guide persons of inferior capacity and force them into ascetic practices."

    "Juzu require an eye-opening ceremony before use. This can be done at your local temple." (Six Volume Writings," Rokkan-sho, p. 225)

    The Ryokkan Sho, far from being an Enlightened writing, is a bizarre writing.

    Nichiren Daishonin, on the other hand, writes:

    "When the Great Teacher T’ien-t’ai applied the simile of ghee to the Lotus Sutra, basing himself on a passage in the Nirvana Sutra, he declared that among all the sutras the Lotus Sutra is worthy to be compared to ghee. The True Word teaching was introduced to China from India two hundred years or more after the time of T’ien-t’ai. How then could T’ien-t’ai possibly have stolen the ghee of the True Word teaching and called it the ghee of the Lotus Sutra? Of all strange events, this would be the strangest!

    What evidence is there then for calling persons who lived two hundred years or more before the True Word teaching was even introduced to China thieves? Are we to put faith in these writings of the Great Teacher Kobo? Or are we to put faith in the Nirvana Sutra where the Buddha likens the Lotus Sutra to ghee?

    If we are to regard the Great Teacher T’ien-t’ai as a thief, then how are we to interpret this passage in the Nirvana Sutra? And if we accept the passage in the Nirvana Sutra as reliable and conclude that the writings of Kobo (Nichikan) are incorrect, then what are we to think of people who put faith in such erroneous teachings? All I can say is that one should compare the writings of the Great Teacher Kobo (Nichikan) and the pronouncements of the Buddha, and then put one’s faith in the one that proves to be correct." (On Prayer).

    "But those who follow the teachings of Nichiren honestly discard the mistaken doctrines of the provisional teachings and the incorrect theories of the mistaken teachers, and, with all sincerity, put their faith in the correct teaching and the correct doctrines of the correct teacher. Accordingly they are able to gain the lotus of the entity and to manifest the mystic principle of the entity of the Land of Eternally Tranquil Light. This is because they put their faith in the golden words of the Buddha indicated in the “Life Span” chapter of the essential teaching and chant Namu-myoho-renge-kyo."(Entity of the Mystic Law)

    Since the SGI fails, on this one vital criteria of putting "their faith in the golden words of the Buddha indicated in the “Life Span” chapter of the essential teaching", their land is the land of devils and hardships and not the Land of Eternally Quiescent Light. Wherever the teachings of the SGI spread, the people suffer and more tragedies and calamities occur. On the other hand, even one true practicer of the Lotus Sutra in a city or a country will bring good fortune and peace to the people.


  15. Nichikan also wrote:

    "The three groups of shomon disciples
    accumulated good fortune since sanzen
    jintengo [before being guaranteed
    enlightenment), and those who received
    the seed and reached enlightenment on
    hearing the first chapter of the Lotus
    Sutra accumulated good fortune since
    Gohyaku jintengo. How possibly could
    those who first received the seed during
    the lifetime of the Buddha all without
    exception achieve enlightenment in a
    mere two-thousand years? [They
    couldn't!] The reason is this: the
    effectiveness of Shakyamuni's teachings
    begins at Kuon Ganjo, but ends with the
    two-thousand years of the Former and
    Middle Days of the Law. ... Therefore
    the people of the Latter Day of the Law
    all innately have yet to possess the seed
    and so are of the capacity to receive the
    original seed of enlightenment directly."
    (Rokkan-sho, p.110)

    Who can understand such nonsense? He is like SGI leaders. Nichikan just makes things up out of thin air. What ever pops into his head he writes and calls it the True Teachings. Nichiren says about such men who fail to preach with Sutra in hand, even though they be great bodhisattvas, don't listen to them. Nichikan wasn't even a Bodhisattva. He was a madman and he inscribed the Gohonzon to which SGI members fuse. How could every last member of the SGI fail to become a madman? Here is more proof.

    Nichikan writes in his Montei Hichin-Sho ["The Teachings Hidden in the Depths of the Text"]:

    "Therefore know this: *"One of Perfect Freedom"* is His true state (honchi). Bodhisattva Jogyo is His transient reflection. And Nichiren is the manifestation of His true state (kenpon).

    Nichiren Daishonin never revealed it and he never held back anything. Nichiren Shonin teaches that his true identity is that of Jogyo and hidden in the depths of the Juryohon is that he, as well as we, are Three Bodied Tathagatas, one with the Original Eternal Buddha Shakyamuni, our original teacher.

    The Juryo (16) and Jinriki Chapters (21) of the Lotus Sutra and the Goshos, the Entity of the Mystic Law (Totaigi Sho), The Opening of the Eyes, The True Object of Worship, and Repaying Debts of Gratitude, explain why the Nichikan Gohonzon is a demon infested condition for the ruin of the individual, the nation, and the world.

    'I likewise am the Father of the World,
    The One who saves
    from the various sufferings and travails" (Lotus Sutra Chapter 16)

    "At that time the Buddha spoke to Superior Practices and the others in the great assembly of bodhisattvas, saying: "The supernatural powers of the Buddhas, as you have seen, are immeasurable, boundless, inconceivable. If in the process of entrusting this sutra to others I were to employ these supernatural powers for a immeasurable, boundless hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, millions of asamkhya kalpas to describe the benefits of the sutra, I could never finish doing so. To put it briefly, all the doctrines possessed by the Thus Come One, the storehouse of all the secret essentials of the Thus Come One - all these are proclaimed, revealed, and clearly expounded in this sutra. (Lotus Sutra Chapter 21)


  16. Nichiren comments on this passage:

    Answer: In this passage, Shakyamuni Buddha explains that he is entrusting to the Bodhisattvas of the Earth, his original disciples, the five characters of Myoho-renge-kyo, which is the essence of the Lotus Sutra. Shakyamuni, who attained enlightenment countless kalpas in the past, says elsewhere, "By now the original vows that I made have already been fulfilled. I have converted all living beings and caused them all to enter the Buddha way." Thus, he has already fulfilled his earlier vow. Then, intending to charge his disciples with the task of accomplishing widespread propagation in the fifth five hundred years after his death," he called forth the Bodhisattvas of the Earth and entrusted them with the heart of the sutra, the lotus of the entity of the essential teaching. This passage represents the ultimate purpose for which Shakyamuni Buddha appeared in the world, the secret Law that he attained in the place of meditation. It is this passage that gives proof of the lotus of the entity that, for those of us who live in the Latter Day of the Law, assures the attainment of Buddhahood in both the present and future."

    Accordingly, at the present time in the Latter Day of the Law, other than the envoy of the Thus Come One, there can be no one who understands and produces this passage as proof of the lotus of the entity. Truly it is a passage of secret meaning. Truly it is a matter of great concern. Truly it is to be honored and admired. Namu-myoho-renge-kyo, Namu-myoho-renge-kyo!" (Entity of the Mystic Law)

    "Answer: 'One: Japan and so on to the whole of Jambudvipa should uniformly take the Master of teachings Lord Shakya of the Original Doctrine as the Object of Worship." (Repaying Debts of Gratitude)

    Now, when the Eternal Buddha was revealed in the essential section of the Lotus Sutra, this world of endurance (Saha-world) became the Eternal Pure Land, indestructible even by the three calamities of conflagration, flooding, and strong winds, which are said to destroy the world. It transcends the four periods of cosmic change: the kalpa of construction, continuance, destruction and emptiness. Sakyamuni Buddha, the Lord-preacher of this pure land, has never died in the past, nor will He be born in the future. He exists forever throughout the past present and future. All those who receive His guidance are one with this Eternal Buddha. (Opening of the Eyes)

    In the same chapter, another passage reads: ‘The duration of My Life, which I obtained through the practice of the way of bodhisattvas, has not yet expired. It is twice as long as the length of time stated above: 500 dust-particle kalpa.’ This reveals the bodhisattva realm within our minds. The bodhisattvas described in the fifteenth chapter, ‘Appearance of Bodhisattvas from Underground,’ who have sprung out of the great earth, as numerous as the number of dust-particles of 1,000 worlds, are followers of the Original Buddha Sakyamuni who resides within our minds." (The True Object of Worship)



  17. Nichikan asked us to abandon Shakyamuni Buddha and the Lotus Sutra. This is the purport of his Object of Worship. The Nichikan Gohonzon is neither based on the Lotus Sutra (Myoho renge kyo) nor on Shakyamuni Buddha of the Juryo Chapter of the Lotus Sutra. It is not based on the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin. Chanting to this Gohonzon is as if you were to take and revere the offering of a sumptuous meal from the murderer of your parents or praising the one who has kidnapped your child. You along with the offender (Nichikan) will both fall into the Lower Realms and the Sutra's promise of peace and security in this life and a fortunate birth in the next will allude you.

    Further Proof of my assertion is the fact that SGI would take up this Gohonzon as their banner of propagation in the first place; the bizarre worldview of the SGI where Daisaku Ikeda is revered and praised at the expense of the Sutra, the Buddha, and Nichiren Daishonin; the misfortune that invariably befalls its leaders; and the lack of insight of the general members.

    If you send me your Nichikan or Nichinyo Gohonzon, we will see to it that it is burned respectfully as an offering to Devedatta, the Ten Demon Daughters, the Lotus Sutra, and Shakyamuni Buddha or you may burn it yourself while reciting the Daimoku and the Jiga-ge for the repose of Nichikan, the greatest destroyer of Buddhism in human history.