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Friday, April 15, 2016

Plane, pyramid,or sphere?

Nichiren Shoshu teaches the specific and general transmission as a vertical [specific] line from high priest to high priest and a horizontal [general] line from high priest to believer.

SGI teaches that the transmission is a pyramid with Daisaku Ikeda at the top, the leaders in the middle, and the general members at the base. 

The Lotus Sutra and Nichiren teach that the specific transmission is a point [Shakyamuni Buddha of the Juryo Chapter of the Lotus Sutra to Nichiren] and the general transmission is a sphere [infinite lines emanating in all directions from the single point]


  1. I pick, "sphere"-- 8 compass points plus the infinite universe above and below us-- the 10 directions is three dimensional.

  2. I love this post Mark, my vote is for a sphere too! Inspired.