On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime

Ranked among the most important works in Mahayana Buddhism, Nichiren's 13th-century writings were revolutionary. In On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime, Nichiren turned prevailing Buddhist thought on its head.

On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime

Author: Daisaku Ikeda

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What constitutes a meaningful life? What is true happiness? Nichiren Buddhism, based on the Lotus Sutra, is a teaching of hope that provides answers to these and other important questions for modern life. Ranked among the most important works in Mahayana Buddhism, Nichiren's 13th-century writings were revolutionary. In On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime, Nichiren turned prevailing Buddhist thought on its head. Attaining Buddhahood, or enlightenment, he argues, does not require embarking on some inconceivably long journey toward becoming some resplendent godlike Buddha, but rather it means accomplishing a transformation in the depths of one's being and revealing one's ultimate potential within. And Nichiren dedicated his life-braving all manner of persecution-to giving people a practical means for doing so. Daisaku Ikeda's simple and straightforward commentary brings alive this important writing for the modern world. Thoughtful people of all faiths will resonate with his compassionate insights on the universal teaching of happiness that is Nichiren Buddhism.

Waking the Lion

Let's face it you can't apply what you can't understand. Enter Waking the Lion: a Study Guide to The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin written with the lay believer in mind. Each chapter of this book covers one gosho, or letter, of Nichiren's.

Waking the Lion

Author: Marge Kirkpatrick

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Me?Ow! haven't we said something similar to ourselves (even the censored), as we explore our world? Me?Ow! is a reminder to continue our examination of all aspects of our daily lives and if we can find one little chuckle bubbling-up from deep inside us, then we can be a little bit happier than the moment before. The book Me?Ow! attempts to both entertain and explore a whole range of subjects both animals and humans. The poems in this tiny little book of fifty poems are also segmented portions of personal biography that strive to help reexamine our everyday lives. The whole idea about the Me?Ow! book is to always continue our exploratory explorations and exert our own creativity even if we have to read the whole library and one stop along-the-way could be the little book Me?Ow! to help get us all energized . . . and isn't that the way it's supposed to be? as we try to give expression in our grateful fashion by means of poetry.

Living Buddhism

34 MORINAKA : In “ On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime , " the Daishonin
explains that to free ourselves from the sufferings of birth and death we must
perceive the " mystic truth that is originally inherent in all living beings ” ( WND , 3
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Seikyo Times

By contrast , Nichiren Daishonin teaches that we can attain Buddhahood in this
lifetime . In that case , when we speak of attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime ,
what kind of state are we talking about ? process of continually strengthening the
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Nichiren Gosho Book One

There is no faith required. "Faith" is a Western idiom of belief without substantiation or observable phenomena. This is totally antithetical and corruption of Buddha's teaching.

Nichiren Gosho   Book One

Author: Sylvain Chamberlain-Nyudo

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A revised translation of the writings of Nichiren Shonin. Great care and scholarship was used to remove the centuries of Westernised idioms infused into the original asiatic languages. These idioms create mysticism where it does not belong or exist, creating great misunderstandings and contradictions where there are none. The Buddha's precious teachings were always based on observable phenomena and actions. The paradigms of Buddhist practice are Practice, Study, and developing a strong mind of determination and conviction. There is no faith required. "Faith" is a Western idiom of belief without substantiation or observable phenomena. This is totally antithetical and corruption of Buddha's teaching. You will find no such confusing language in our corrected translations. We continue to look for such errors and we are dedicated to the mission of correct translation of the Buddha's teaching and the lineage of scholarship that follows.

Central Thai Buddhism and Modernization

On Attaining Buddhahood If you wish to free yourself from the sufferings of birth
and death you have endured through eternity and attain supreme enlightenment
in this lifetime , you must awaken to the mystic truth which has always been within
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Central Thai Buddhism and Modernization

Author: Paul Rutledge

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Dictionary of Buddhism

31 attainment of Buddhahood presided over by Hei no Saemon , the deputy chief
of the Office of Military and Police ... one's present form ( Ep 14 ] ( Jpn sokushin -
jõbutsu ) : See attainment of Buddhahood . attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime
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Dictionary of Buddhism

Author: Soka Gakkai

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN: 8120833341

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Anyone reading English translations of Buddhist texts will encounter a host of names, terms, and phrases whose meanings are not clear even though they appear in English. Buddhism is famous for its specialized terminology and translation alone may not communicate its full meaning. East Asian Buddhist diction is layered with several languages -Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese, and Japanese -and the only way to make one's way through this linguistic maze without getting lost is with the aid of a good dictionary. The Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism, a revised and expanded version of A Dictionary of Buddhist Terms and Concepts (1983), is a welcome addition that serves this purpose. Written clearly for the general reader, the Dictionary contains over 2,700 entries. While it is designed primarily for use with the Soka Gakkai's translations of Nichiren's works, the Dictionary contains a wealth of terms found in all other traditions of Buddhism. Definitions are given for technical terms, historical figures, doctrinal texts, institutions, and place names. The entries provide complete cross-references so that readers may know and further pursue meanings of term equivalents as rendered in other ways or languages. Ten appendixes provide maps and world lists that enable the reader to find terms in English, Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese, or Japanese. Like all Buddhist masters, Nichiren presented his particular message in the wider context of other Buddhist teachings and practices. To know the particular, one must also understand the general context, and the Dictionary, in addressing both levels, provides essential knowledge not only for students of Nichiren Buddhism but for anyone reading Buddhist texts.

The S ka Gakkai News

... receive a prophecy from Shakyamuni Buddha which states that they will attain
Buddhahood sometime in the future . ... possess the Buddha nature within their
lives and thus clarified the way for anyone to attain Buddhahood in this lifetime .

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Studies in Central and East Asian Religions

For Kūkai the search for Buddhahood was a process of revealing the innate
nature present in everyone . This innate ... He does not differentiate between
people with regard to the possibility of attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime . No
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Mahayoga Texts at Tun huang

... as well as the negatively formulated rims kyis med - pas ) , relatively speaking ,
is necessitated by the doctrine of attaining Buddhahood in one lifetime , and it
should not be mistaken for Ch'an influence on early Vajrayāna doctrines in Tibet .

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Journal of Chinese Religions

Esoteric Teachings The distinguishing marks of esoteric teaching are the
emphasis on everyone's attaining Buddhahood in one lifetime , and the use of
mandala , mudra , mantra , dharani and visualization to obtain both spiritual and
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Frommer s China

For Tibetan Buddhists , it is Mount Meru , the center of the universe , and many
aim to circumambulate the mountain 108 times , thus attaining Buddhahood in
this lifetime . For Hindu pilgrims , who are allowed to cross the border at Purang ...

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With a Single Glance

6.1 Kobo Daishi gyõjo ekotoba ( Illustrated Biography of Kūkai ) , scroll five ( of
twelve ) , section 31 , in which Kūkai discusses the possibility of attaining
Buddhahood in this lifetime and body . Tõji ( Kyöögokokuji ) , Kyoto . 1374-89 .
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With a Single Glance

Author: Cynthea J. Bogel

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Ranges broadly across imagery, place, and time, allowing Buddhist icons and spaces to "look back" and return the viewer's glance

The Journal of Oriental Studies

Monks and nuns thought that it would be impossible for them to attain
Buddhahood during this lifetime because they were encountering and beginning
to practice Buddhism for the first time . Accordingly , they hit upon the idea of four
stages of ...

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McGeorge Law Review

Regardless of gender , social class , or previous life condition , all of us have an
equal opportunity to attain enlightenment . ... at 22 ( stating : “ Unique to Nichiren
Daishonin ' s Buddhism is the possibility of attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime .

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Asiatische Studien

The author of the Nomori no Kagami clearly states that poetry can become a
means of attaining Buddhahood in one's lifetime , that is , of reaching
enlightenment . The poet can achieve this by creating a fictional reality which
emanates from the ...

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Kukai the Universal

... followers to attain Buddhahood here and now — a peculiar dynamism that can
never be expected from any other Buddhist religions in which the likelihood of
attaining Buddhahood during one ' s lifetime is an infinitesimally small possibility .

Kukai the Universal

Author: Ryōtarō Shiba

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This comprehensive work chronicles the life of Kukai, the monk who brought Buddhism to Japan in the ninth century and is considered to be the father of Japanese culture.