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« on: February 11, 2014, 05:31:00 am »
Oh! now i have two friends involved with Nichiren.
One in Nichiren Soshu and another in Soka Gakkai ( not really , but he pretends to be a SGI Buddhist)
Both branches accepts Nichiren as the Supreme Buddha , excepts for another branch (nichiren shu) that accept Nichiren as a Bodhisattva-

Oh! and now? i need another friend from the third School and i´ll get the complete set.
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Re: Nichiren
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 08:50:05 am »
At one point, a few years ago. I was surrounded by Nichirenists in both my work place and in my personal life. I found the experience very confusing, and in an attempt to remedy my confusion I read everything posted on the topic at ESangha and (later) Dharmawheel. I confess to being even more confused. I would love to ask many questions of an "expert", but some of my questions are bound to be offensive, so it would have to be an "expert with thick skin".

SJ- why did you post this here is the Dharma Express?

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Re: Nichiren
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 09:08:15 am »
hi: i post here because it says.  » A Mosaic of Traditions - One Virtual Sangha » etc..
i think it was related to all Buddhism more than a mahayana theme.
 
About nichiren in a Q&A form, there is a Sheng Yen book that replies this
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Re: Nichiren
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 09:11:25 am »
on "zen wisdom",, a Sheng Yen ´s book.
it can be found online
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Re: Nichiren
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 03:40:51 am »
here is a traslation excerpt from this book i previously mention

student:
     Does the school Nichiren Shoshu is really a Buddhist school ?
Shi -Fu :
Not traditional Buddhism as it has moved to the historical Buddha by founder Nichiren Daishonin . It's actually a Japanese religious group with nationalistic aspects , it has been around in various forms for variossiglos . Nichiren Daishonin lived in thirteenth century, when Buddhism was already flourishing in Japan. He said that only represented the true teachings Buddhism and other schools had target genuine Buddha Dharma . For him, repeating the Buddha's name , was the way to hell and said that Chan practitioners followed the teachings of the demons.
His intentions were to end all other schools, but failed. its extremist behavior will only serve to unite against him other schools and was nearly executed.
In the following centuries there were a metamorphosis within their religion . After WWII regained importance this organization back to
teachings of Nichiren and call themselves the True Followers of Nichiren .
Refused to accept any other school deBudismo including his former group . in the U.S. religion is called Nichiren Shoshu . To me, they do not teach Buddhism as I understand or teach. Nichiren 's followers say Sakyamuni Buddha is the last , who died and entered into Nirvana and Nichiren is the eternal Buddha never enter Nirvana. Buddhism consists in two classes , one real and one fake , one temporary , the other eternal. these teachings disagree with Dharmade Buddha. They studied a single Leeny sutra, the Lotus Sutra . Actually only two disciples of this sutra and paragraphs specific . The chapters are " Adequate Resources " and " Lifespan of the Buddhas ."
When in another country , the members of this group hide their nationalist feature and there are some American practitioners who have never read the writings of Nichiren . These should be translated into English, so that you can judge for themselves whether they are valid or not . On the other hand , one can not deny that they receive some benefits by His great faith in the repetition of the mantra that honors the Lotus Sutra .
     I think at some point return to the traditional teachings of Buddhism.
Now is a religion with no roots and no inheritance not based on any kind of wisdom,theory or concepts. When his followers perceive this, return to the correct practice Dharma . So I am not against this group.
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