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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Nichiren on faithful (believing) mind ‘(shinjin)

“The attainment of Buddhahood or non-attainment of Buddhahood by the evil people of the Latter Age does not depend upon the lightness or gravity of their sins but is just according to their belief or unbelief in this Sutra” (Hakii Saburo dono gohenji, STN, v. 1, 749). 

“This Object of Worship is also contained in the two characters, ‘faithful (believing) mind ‘(shinjin); ‘by faith you are able to enter’ refers to this. The disciples and lay donors of Nichiren by believing undividedly in ‘forthrightly abandoning expedience’ and ‘not receiving even one verse of other sutras’ shall enter into the Jeweled Stupa of this Object of Worship” (Nichinyo gozen gohenji, STN, v. 2, 1376).

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