Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Descent of Nichiren

According to my reading, people of the ancient Mu had migrated in the area that is now called Isobe-cho (town) in Ise where Izawano-miya shrine is located. These people were a group of priests from Mu who worshiped the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu-Ohomikami ( in Japanese term). These people were extremely skilled in swimming. They swam like mermaids. Spiritually, they inherit the gene of the mermaid tribes. In the time of Mu, there were people who were half fish and half human. Other local people discriminated them and called them Kaijin “ocean tribes”. They were only allowed to live by the ocean in a limited area. But in fact, this limitation allowed them to maintain their line of descent for a very long time. I sense that they eventually spread through the whole cost line of Japan. I sense, Wajima in Noto Penninsula is another location where many of these ocean tribes migrated.

One of the poor ocean tribe people who lived by the shore who became famous is Nichiren*. I sense that he felt a strong connection with the sun since birth. I also sense that his mother while she was pregnant with him had experienced the rising sun jumping into her stomach. Nishiren himself have been sensing a special vibrational energy from the sun since childhood. But he didn't know what it was. Because his family was poor, one day, he decided to go to live in a temple and became a monk. In the Hokekyo sutra, he felt the same vibrational energy that he was feeling from the sun. It is sad to see the teachings have changed so much since those days. Like the teachings of Buddha, today, it is very different from the original.

There is an unknown story of Nichiren. Before his foundation of a stream in Buddhism, he secludes himself in Tendai-shu Domyo-ji temple, cleansing every morning at the “Well of Vow” before visiting The Grand Shrine of Ise, Gegū for a hundred days. Domyo-ji temple is an uji-dera* of the Watarai family who was in charge of all the ceremonies held at The Grand Shrine of Ise, Gegū. Mr. Watarai is the founder of Ise Shinto, who said that The Grand Shrine of Ise, Gegū is the place where the supreme god of this earth resides. Interestingly enough, Mr. Watarai was also born in Isobe-cho.

Japan is such a mysterious place! I sense a divine grand plan.

Ikashite-itadaite Arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live

*Nichiren 日蓮: A Buddhist monk of 13th century Japan. A controversial figure during his lifetime, he is the founder of Nichiren Buddhism, a major Japanese Buddhist stream encompassing several schools of often widely conflicting doctrine.

*uji-dera 氏寺: A Buddhist temple financially supported by an aristocratic family.

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