Sunday, March 29, 2009

The True Intention of *Nichiren - Part 1

After studying the Buddhist literature diligently, Nichiren was convinced that Hokkekyo (法華経) sutra was the most powerful with highest intention that is truthful to the original intention of Buddha. He began visiting all the different Buddhist schools to denounce the true intention of Buddha. He did not stop only with Buddhist schools but to other occult sects. He visited different dojo(school) of exorcism or shamanism trying to convince them to become a believer of the Hokkekyo sutra.

Nichiren believed in the power of Hokkekyo sutra with all his mighty soul and went to schools after schools like a fireball running around. But for some reason, he never went to any of the Shinto sects to convince his belief. It was not because he didn’t believe in convincing them. Why did he neglect to propagate to the Shintoists? The secret lies here.

With my psychic vision, I understand that Nichiren was born to a fisherman who lived by the ocean and believed in worshipping the sun. This childhood experience sets a foundation deep inside of him that becomes the core of his understanding about spirituality. (read more -blog Oct.6-08)

At this time, Buddhism was widely popular through out Japan. Nichiren had a sense of discomfort about this. I sense that Nichiren’s soul was a derivative spirit of God Susanoo. ((a brother of Sun Goddess Amaterasu-Ohomikami in mythology. He is the yin side of the sun. Amaterasu is the yan side of the sun))

So he came up with an idea with a big ambition to become the most famous preacher in Buddhism in order to unite all the Buddhist schools and lead them to worship the Sun Goddess Amaterasu-Ohomikami.

The first thing Nichiren did was to go to Mt.Hiei(比叡山) in Kyoto. There he went through all the sutras and found out that the spirit of Amaterasu-Ohomikami was hidden inside The Eleven Headed Kannon or Quan Yin (十一面観世音菩薩) through Myōhō Renge Kyō (妙法蓮華経 = Hokkekyo) sutra. He shivered from astonishment when he found this out. He witnessed the big intention from the Gods in this sutra. He was ready to propagate the belief of Hokkekyo.

Before he started his propagation, he visited the Gegū of The Grand Shrine of Ise. He stayed at Tendaishu Jōmyōji Temple (天台宗常明寺) in Ise. He purified his body with the water from the well every morning and visited the shrine for 100 days asking for mercy to Sun Goddess Amaterasu-Ohomikami so he could complete his mission to unite the Buddhists to chant the Hokkekyo sutra. The historical fact that a man who is trying to open a new stream of Buddhism, visiting a Shinto shrine before his mission is most peculiar. And the journey will unfold to a surprising conclusion. …to be continued.

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.(from Wikipedia)


Anonymous said...

Is Hokkekyo also referred to as "Lotus Sutra"?

- Mariko K - said...

I checked with Ryman and yes, that is correct.