Nichiren Buddhism

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Nichiren (16 February 1222– 13 October 1282) was a Japanese Buddhist priest of the Kamakura period (1185–1333), who developed the teachings of Nichiren Buddhism, a branch school of Mahāyāna Buddhism. Nichiren declared that the Lotus Sūtra alone contains the highest truth of Buddhist teachings suited for the Third Age of Buddhism. He advocated the repeated recitation of its title, Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō

Nichiren | Teachings

Index Anchors 1. Nichiren | Teachings 2. Immanence 3. Latter Day of the Law 4. Debate and polemics 5. "Single Practice" Buddhism 6. "The 5 Principles" 7. The 3 Great Secret Dharmas 8. Changing karma to mission 9. Great vow to achieve Kōsen-rufu 10. After Nichiren's death Related Resources 1. Nichiren | Biography 1. Nichiren | Teachings 3. Nichiren Buddhism | Teachings of Nichiren 4.

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Nichiren Buddhism is a branch of Mahāyāna Buddhism based on the teachings of the 13th century Japanese Buddhist priest Nichiren (1222–1282) and is one of the Kamakura Buddhism schools. Its teachings derive from some 300–400 extant letters and treatises attributed to Nichiren. Nichiren Buddhism focuses on the Lotus Sūtra doctrine that all people have an innate Buddha-nature and are therefore inherently capable of attaining Enlightenment

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After Nichiren's death in 1282 the Kamakura shogunate weakened largely due to financial and political stresses resulting from defending the country from the Mongols. Several denominations comprise the umbrella term "Nichiren Buddhism" which was known at the time as the Hokkeshū (Lotus School) or Nichiren Shū (Nichiren School). The splintering of Nichiren's teachings into different schools began several years after Nichiren's passing. Nichiren groups shared commonalities

Decline of the Dharma

Texts predicting that the Buddhist religion will last only 500 years do not subdivide this figure into smaller periods. With the advent of longer timetables, however, Buddhists began to identify discrete stages or periods within the overall process of decline. A wide range of periodization systems can be found in Indian Buddhist texts. Clearly there was no consensus among Indian Buddhists on the total duration