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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The golden age of real Nichiren priests [unlike Reverends Tsuchiya, Ryuei, Ryushu, Uchino, Nichinyo, Cederman and others]

"The Nichiren Sect in the Azuchi and Momoyama Periods:

The representatives of the Nichiren Sect had a debate with those of the Jodo Sect by permission of the then ruler Nobunaga Oda in 1579. The judge, who had previously been ordered secretly by the ruler to persecute the Nichiren debaters, an­nounced that the delegates of the Nichiren Sect had been argued down. The Nichiren priests had to submit a written apology. Three of the debaters were beheaded. Hideyoshi Toyotomi was tolerant towards the Nichiren Sect, but punished a Nichiren priest who had refused to attend an intersectarian Buddhist ceremony."-- From The Saddharmapundarika and its Influence

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