Quotes from the Writings of Nichiren

Daily quotes from the Writings of Nichiren Vol. 1 & 2

Writings of Nichiren

I am a member of the SGI-USA, an affiliate of the Soka Gakkai International, living in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  I created this blog to create an RSS feed for my social network site:  http://sgibuddhism.ning.com/

I will be posting the writings of Nichiren Daishonin, a 13th century Japanese buddhist monk who revived the teachings of the Lotus Sutra as expounded by Shakyamuni (Siddhartha Gautama) over 2500-3000 years ago, and established the practicing of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.  

from the SGI-USA website:  http://www.sgi-usa.org/buddhism/nichiren_daishonin.php

Nichiren was born in 1222 in Japan, a time rife with social unrest and natural disasters. The common people, especially, suffered enormously. Nichiren wondered why the Buddhist teachings had lost their power to enable people to lead happy, empowered lives. While a young priest, he set out to find an answer to the suffering and chaos that surrounded him. His intensive study of the Buddhist sutras convinced him that the Lotus Sutra contained the essence of the Buddha’s enlightenment and that it held the key to transforming people’s suffering and enabling society to flourish.

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