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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Nichiren lays down a very important princple

"Question: The meaning of the scripture is clear. Are there words of predictions by T'ien-t'ai, Miao-lo, Dengyo, and others?

Answer: Your question is upside down! When someone quotes a treatise one might raise a question about the scripture. But if there is clear understanding in the scripture, you need not ask for a treatise. Now, if the sentence in the treatise contradicts the scripture, would one throw away the scripture and follow the treatise? What do you think?" -- Essay on the Selection of the Proper Time

If the Human Revolution contradicts the Lotus Sutra should we throw out the Lotus Sutra or the Human Revolution?

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