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Nichiren Shonin (Shoho Jisso Sho)



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It is through Practice and Study that we can find enlightenment.


"Have faith in the Great Mandala Gohonzon, the most superlative in the world. Endeavor! Endeavor to strenghten your faith, so that you may be blessed with the protective powers of all the Buddhas. Lean and practice to strengthen your faith. Without learning and practicing, there is no Buddhism. Follow this yourself and influence others to do the same. To learn and to practice are a part of faith. Even if it is only a word or a phrase, spread it to others".

Shakyamuni Buddha
The image of Buddha from The Lotus Sutra.
Published by NBIC.
The Lotus Sutra
Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo

Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was asage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in easternIndia sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE.

The Lotus Sutra is composed of twenty-eight chapters written in eight fasicles as seen above. Of the roughly 1500 sutras preached by the Buddha, the Lotus Sutra is the most important and the best known.

Nichiren Shonin

Rev. Shokai Kanai (Bishop Kanai)

His lecture materials, Sermon & Dharma Essays.

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Nichiren (April 6, 1222 – October 13, 1282) was a Buddhist monk who lived during the Kamakura period (1185–1333) in Japan. Nichiren taught devotion to the Lotus Sutra (entitled Myōhō-Renge-Kyō in Japanese)— which contained Gautama Buddha's teachings towards the end of his life — as the exclusive means to attain enlightenment.

Rev. Shoda Kanai

His various sermons.

PDF Download files are available.

Dharma School Teaching Materials.

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