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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Editorial: Only Gohonzons having the same actual AND symbolic representation as taught by Nichiren Daishonin should be utilized.

The Nichiren schools have been fighting for more than 700 years. No one has been more vitriolic than the Nichiren Shoshu and Soka Gakkai [the Fuji schools] whose pronouncements about the "false" Gohonzons and horrible destinies of the practitioners of the other schools are intensely provocative. The only way to end the fight is for everyone to embrace the same doctrines, faith, and practice as Nichiren Daishonin. Everyone will have to adopt the same Three Treasures, Three Great Secret Laws, and mindset as Nichiren Daishonin regarding the exclusive faith and practice of the Lotus Sutra. Everyone will have to chant Namu Myoho renge kyo [not some who chant Namu Myoho renge kyo and others who chant Nam Myoho renge kyo] or we will never be able to chant together and settle our differences. Although it will be a bitter pill for some to swallow, only Gohonzons having the same actual AND symbolic representation as taught by Nichiren Daishonin should be utilized. Everyone will have to agree on the authenticity or in-authenticity of the various writings of Nichiren Daishonin based on rigorous scientific and scholastic methodologies. Once Nichiren revealed the Three Great Secret Laws, nothing remained a secret. There are no secret oral transmissions or secret practices reserved for a particular group of clerics or mentors. There is no transmission other than Myoho renge kyo and the writings of Nichiren Daishonin. Lip service to "following the Law rather than the person", must cease. Many formal debates will have to be organized and all named schools and independents of influence will have to participate [something akin to the Four Buddhist Councils] and, if necessary, a rain or similar actual proof challenge.


  1. Maybe you are the one through your determination can help to bring about what seems like a impossibility into fruitition through others

  2. I may only live several months and less probably, 5-10 years. I will be followed by another and another for ten thousand years and more [those who chant Namu myoho renge kyo, study and gain a correct view]. I believe that you too inherit the ultimate Law of life and death.

    1. You are of the same mind as Nichiren. You may of been Nichiren in your past life and this is why you speak out so strongly from America of what has been going on in his name that's not right

      "As a lay believer, the important thing for you is to chant Namu-myoho-renge-kyo single-mindedly and to provide support for the priests. And if we go by the words of the Lotus Sutra, you should also teach the sutra to the best of your ability.

      When the world makes you feel downcast, you should chant Namu-myoho-renge-kyo, remembering that, although the sufferings of this life are painful, those in the next life could be much worse.

      And when you are happy, you should remember that your happiness in this life is nothing but a dream within a dream, and that the only true happiness is that found in the pure land of Eagle Peak, and with that thought in mind, chant Namu-myoho-renge-kyo.

      Continue your practice without backsliding until the final moment of your life, and when that time comes, behold! When you climb the mountain of perfect enlightenment and gaze around you in all directions, then to your amazement you will see that the entire realm of phenomena is the Land of Tranquil Light. The ground will be of lapis lazuli, and the eight paths will be set apart by golden ropes. Four kinds of flowers will fall from the heavens, and music will resound in the air. All Buddhas and bodhisattvas will be present in complete joy, caressed by the breezes of eternity, happiness, true self, and purity. The time is fast approaching when we too will count ourselves among their number. But if we are weak in faith, we will never reach that wonderful place." .- The Fourteen Slanders

  3. Really what's going on Mark. Your about the same age as Nichiren when he transmigrated. Will we able yo access archives'
    of Eagle Peak blog

    How long have you known. I cant help feeling sad �� right now. You you will be terribly missed. I feel fortunate to have crossed paths with you here in cyber space during this brief moment in eternity. Thanks Doc

  4. Mark I certainly hope it will be years rather than months. I add my voice to Noel's and Greg's. I haven't been here as much lately as I have been elsewhere engaged and with limited time. However, I have been keeping tabs on the discussion here and nourished by it. I've also been appreciative of your contibutions over on ARBN and Katie too. Thanks to you both.

    Be well :)

  5. What's up with this decrease in life span amongst iconic baby boomers?? Less than 2 weeks after my 62nd birthday, David Bowie departed this three fold world, presumably to return *home*-- just a month ago Prince was discovered dead in an elevator??
    Let's go !!

    full throttle with intrepid faith in the Lotus Sutra--

    No matter what errors we have made until now,

    let's nail the last moment of our lives--

    with each and every moment we praise, practice, propagate and defend the Lotus Sutra!

    Hi ho!!

  6. the only way to end it is for you to STOP WRITING AND START PROPAGATING. GET OUT THERE and talk about the practice. All this other crap is meaningless. How much more violence do you want to see in AMERICA!!! HELLOOOOO!!! ARE YOU OUT THERE???? wHO cares about all these organizations???? come on man! There's guys I know that don't even have a gohonzon but chant! so give me an answer NOT SOME LONG DIATRIBE. Do you want to stop the violence in America and around the world? IT'S YES OR NO, MARK!

  7. The Lotus Sutra, Nirvna Sutra, and Nichiren teach that attaining Buddhahood without refuting slander is futile. I don't consider slamming the cult and heterodox sects to be slander. I have three people to bestow Gohonzon as we speak and in my ill health so get off your high horse. Besides, you don't even know anything about what you speak. IIt is organizations like SGI and men like Ikeda who sow disharmony and the Three Calamities and Seven Disasters.