29th February 13:27
The Origin and Meaning of the Nichiren Shoshu Crane )[ (entity enlightenment delusion faith clear)
The Origin and Meaning of the Nichiren Shoshu Crane )
So, folks don't appear to be interested in the historical
cir***stances previous to and surrounding the Tokugawas, Nissei 17th,
and the Nichiren Shoshu (renamed in 1912) Crane. Who knows, interest
Would anyone like to discuss the true meaning of the crane?
Read below, peregrinate your way to that section, read, then make a
This would seem to have some passing significance, since Nichiren
Shoshu has wrapped Gohonzon in their crane emblem, and all your
Butsugu and Butsudan. It must be an important symbol, of significance
to people's faith. Otherwise, why would people cling to it so
ferociously? And so thoroughly ignore its appearance.
From "The Entity of the Mystic Law", Writings of Nichiren Daishonin,
Ignorance is a state of delusion that must be cut off, whereas
enlightenment is the state that one must manifest. How then can we say
that they are a single entity? To resolve doubts on this point, one
should have a clear grasp of the passages that have been quoted here.
The example of the dream given in the ninety-fifth volume of The
Treatise on the Great Perfection of Wisdom and the T'ien-t'ai school's
example of the piece of crystal cited above are very interesting
Further proof of the truth that ignorance and enlightenment are one in
essence is found in the passage in the Lotus Sutra that reads, "These
phenomena are part of an abiding Law, [and] the characteristics of the
world are constantly abiding." Great Perfection of Wisdom says,
"Enlightenment and ignorance are not different things, not separate
things. To understand this is what is called the Middle Way."