Talk:Nichiren Buddhism

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April 1253 ?[edit]

The mantra he expounded on 1253 April 28, Nam-Myōhō-Renge-Kyō, expresses his devotion to that body of teachings. .... If this is the fourth month in the lunar calendar, this is not the same as 'April'. What would be the correct Gregorian date ? Is this anniversary celebrated today in Japan ? If so, when ? -- PFHLai 03:34, 2005 Apr 22 (UTC)

It is the 28th day of the fourth month by the lunar calendar. I don't know when this would be according to any other calendar, and have never see it expressed anywhere. To my knowledge, there is a three to five week shift between Japanese lunar months and Gregorian months, so the actual date was probably in May or June. In my experience with Nichiren Shoshu temples, celebration of events in Nichiren's life usually take place according to the current Gregorian calendar. Priests have told me that the actual date is not so important—that it's the content (i.e., recalling the event and its significance) that's important to them. The only exception seems to be Taisekiji's celebration of O-eshiki (御会式), the celebration of Nichiren's 13 October 1282 passing. Although local temples hold the celebration on a weekend within about a month of 13 October, Taisekiji's celebration is held on the lunar-calendar anniversary.
If you think it would be appropriate to dig up the lunar-calendar date, I will research it. Jim_Lockhart 04:30, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)
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Tightening up article[edit]

Thank you, User:2605:E000:2198:DF00:5026:31F9:5A2F:72A3, for your edits. You tightened the article and improved its flow.BrandenburgG (talk) 22:35, 27 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Added a link to the Nichiren Wikipedia page. Explanation of the teachings presented in much more detail there.--Daveler16 (talk) 17:02, 19 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Removed the link and just added a "Main Article" tag. --Daveler16 (talk) 22:45, 10 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Added a journal reference concerning relationship between enlightenment and society.--Daveler16 (talk) 18:47, 29 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Modern Organizations[edit]

If every ex-Soka Gakkai member decides he/she is an "organization" and is listed here, the article would be massive and not really very informative. "Proud Black Buddhists" (among others) was removed once before for that reason, and is again. Please let's discuss things like this. --Daveler16 (talk) 17:48, 15 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree. Unless it is credible and accepted by the larger Buddhist community, it is a mis-direction to post it among established schools.Ltdan43 (talk) 23:24, 19 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"The truth of Buddhism has nothing to do with the opinion of the majority. All that is important is whether a belief is in accord with the scriptures. And, further, the golden words of the Buddha have already informed us that in the age of the Latter Day of the Law those who uphold the Right Dharma would be few in number. Thus the Nirvana Sutra says that "those who uphold the Right Dharma are as few as the grains of earth on a fingernail, and those that slander the Dharma are as numerous as the earth in of all the ten directions". - Nichiren 2602:304:595F:79C9:FDF9:4EE:67F2:D415 (talk) 06:18, 11 May 2019 (UTC) Mark RogowReply[reply]

This is the second most important doctrine of Nichiren and should be highlighted: (talk) 01:41, 19 September 2019 (UTC) Mark RogowReply[reply]

The independent movement, including Proud Black Buddhist, scriptural Buddhists, Daimoku chanters only, NBAA, "secular Buddhists" prob probably numbers in the thousands. Of course, this is anecdotal. A poll might help to answer this question.2602:304:595F:63D9:A47A:D1B4:F2C9:A50E (talk) 01:41, 19 September 2019 (UTC) Mark RogowReply[reply]

Soka Gakkai and Nichiren Shōshū[edit]

Soka Gakkai is actually an offshoot of Nichiren Shōshū, originally a lay organisation associated with Nichiren Shōshū. It's not a different sect. Nichirenshū is a completely different set of beliefs. PeepleLikeYou (talk) 12:12, 24 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, I think the above analysis was an error. Soka Gakkai seems to be a different sect now. PeepleLikeYou (talk) 01:54, 26 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]