Saturday, April 4, 2009
Nichiren has been claiming the Shika Kakugen (四箇格言) criticizing other Buddhist sects that all other teachings were evil, leading to no-attainment. His passionate propagation reached the ears of Bakufu (government) who were believers of another Buddhist sect. Nichiren was arrested for his antigovernment activity. He received a beheading death sentence. At the execution ground of Tatsu-no-kuchi, when he was going to have his head cut off, it is said that two balls of light came to the ground trying to disturb the execution.
With my psychic vision, I can see that the executor attempted three times. The first two times, the executor heard a strange sound from the light balls that scared him off. He still attempted the third time but was paralyzed and couldn’t move his arms at all. The officers were troubled by this unusual incident and reported to the Bakuhu. When the message was delivered to the Bakufu, some of the officers witnessed the light balls at the government house as well. The Bakuhu announces to stop the execution.
When Nichiren from sitting on the execution ground, he was repeating “Namu-Kanzenon-Bosatsu, Amaterasu-Ohomikami.”As it has been documented in the Hokkekyo, those who are calling for the Kannon shall be protected by the power of Kannon and no sword can come against it, and with no doubt, Nichiren believed that he cannot be touched. Those thoughts of his had attracted the light balls that are spirits sent through the light of Amaterasu-Ohomikami.
Nichiren, although able to avoid death, was condemned to exile. During his time of exile, he had the time to look back on his own behavior. And when his time was over, he started writing a Hokkekyo mandala. Later in history, when a sect was established after his belief, the organization had made his madala as their principal image. Usually a statue of Buddha is placed on an altar, but in his sect, the mandala was placed. The divine body was replaced with letters. On the madala, the letters“Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō”(南無妙法蓮華経) was written in the center. Around those letters, names of bosatsus were placed. Curiously enough, just one name from a Shinto god was placed on this same mandala. It was Amaterasu-Ohomikami. This signifies the intention of Nichiren.
In his early stage of writing the mandala, Nichiren wrote Amaterasu-Ohimikami at the lower end of the scroll. As the time passes and his sect grew larger, he began writing Amaterasu-Ohomikami on the higher end of the scroll. But he never explained the reason to his disciples. When his sect had grown big enough, his final intention appears on the mandala. He wrote Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō in very small letters, in a shape of a lotus flower on the lower part of the scroll. And wrote Amaterasu-Ohomikami in large letters on the center of the scroll as if she was standing on the lotus flower. When two of his closest disciples saw this mandala, they were astonished. They followed Nichiren for many years as a Buddhist. They were also established in their position in the organization as leaders. After seeing this mandala, they made an unexpected move. To be continued…
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Sunday, March 29, 2009
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.
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*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)