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Portrait of Nichiren Daishonin

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Nichiren Daishonin - unknown artist

Nichiren Daishonin is the Buddha of the Latter Day of the Law, Founder of Nichiren Buddhism who widely propagated the chanting of Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo as the way to attain enlightenment. Born on 16th February, 1222, at Kominato in Awa Province (present-day Chiba Prefecture) and named Zennichi-maro, Nichiren Daishonin entered priesthood at the age of 16. He vowed to spread the correct teaching of Buddhism for the sake of the happiness of all people. For this, he began researching Buddhist texts, pursuing his studies throughout Japan. He came to the absolute conviction that Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo is the essence of the Lotus Sutra. He returned to Seicho-ji temple at the age of 32. There he chanted the first Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo and took the name Nichiren. He proclaimed the establishment of his teachings and began to preach on the streets of Kamakura.

During the time of propagation, the Daishonin was persecuted by the Kamakura regime, priests and believers of other Buddhist schools. Nevertheless, the Daishonin did not retreat but continue on with his mission to widely propagate the essence of the Lotus Sutra. On the verge of being beheaded at the Tatsunoguchi persecution, it was just as the prophecy in the Lotus Sutra that the votary of the Lotus Sutra would be protected by the Buddhist deities. Nichiren Daishonin awakened to this his true identity as the Buddha of the Latter Day of the Law by casting off the transient and revealing the true as a result of the failed execution. In 1279, Nichiren inscribed the Gohonzon, the physical object of devotion, as the true aspect of all living beings and the fundamental practice for all humanity.


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