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The Women in Nichiren’s Sangha: Female Devotees of the Lotus Sutra in Medieval Japan By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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Although the women in Nichiren’s sangha did not have a leading role, it is obvious that without their active support, his movement could not develop through the centuries. The Lotus Sūtra,... More > which predicts enlightenment to women in their present form, was already particularly popular with women since the Heian period. In the twelfth chapter, the eight-year-old daughter of the dragon king becomes a Buddha by hearing the Lotus, thus making it the most popular among female believers. Their importance in the group transpares from the frequent and numerous letters as well as the mandala bestowed to them. A small Gohonzon was only bestowed to the most faithful, but a large scroll inscribed in formal style with a personal name on it, indicated a leading role. Since quite a few of these Gohonzon are actually extant, it denotes that among the early daimoku-kō there were in fact women in leadership positions.< Less
Daikoku Ajari Nichirō 700th Memorial Edition By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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The year 2019 marks the sevenhundredth memorial of Nichirō’s passing. In Japan, a person is considered to be one year at birth and the funeral as the first ceremonial. This special edition... More > was edited to commemorate the very first pupil of Nichiren whom he trained since childhood. Given the sort of father-son relationship, the bond between them must have been particularly strong. Although Nichirō himself was mainly active in the Musashi and Kamakura area, he was part of a larger family sangha, that included his relative Ben Ajari Nisshō, the Ikegami brothers, Shijō Nakatsukasa Yoritomo kingō and most important his own disciples Higo Ajari Nichizō, Daikyō Ajari Nichirin and Maka’ichi Ajari Nichi’in who created the Shijō and Rokujō offshoot lineages respectively. This essay explores Nichirō’s family ties and his role as Nichiren’s representative in Kamakura along with his uncle Nisshō as well as his network of relationships.< Less
The Women in Nichiren’s Sangha: Female Devotees of the Lotus Sūtra in Medieval Japan By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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Although the women in Nichiren’s sangha did not have a leading role, it is obvious that without their active support, his movement could not develop through the centuries. The Lotus Sūtra,... More > which predicts enlightenment to women in their present form, was already particularly popular with women since the Heian period. In the twelfth chapter, the eight-year-old daughter of the dragon king becomes a Buddha by hearing the Lotus, thus making it the most popular among female believers. Their importance in the group transpares from the frequent and numerous letters as well as the mandala bestowed to them. A small Gohonzon was only bestowed to the most faithful, but a large scroll inscribed in formal style with a personal name on it, indicated a leading role. Since quite a few of these Gohonzon are actually extant, it denotes that among the early daimoku-kō there were in fact women in leadership positions.< Less
The Catalogue of Nichiren’s Writings: An Examination of Extant Holographs By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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The reason for compiling this much overdue book is to provide a tool, or better say, a compass to the reader of Nichiren’s writings. It shall serve as an orientation among the unavoidably... More > biased sectarian translations and the accurate yet detached scholarly editions, which may create even more confusion. This book lists a total of 790 works by Nichiren in temporal sequence, including 187 fragments, most of them still untranslated. This holistic compendium of Nichiren's life work draws a more precise image of Nichiren and shall be used with the available translations of choice.< Less

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