17th March 23:40
NST Priesthood Has Nuns (unto pregnancy) )[ (entity enlightenment delusion evil clear)
NST Priesthood Has Nuns (unto pregnancy) )
Nichiren Shoshu used to have nuns. I know that Nikken's very own
mother was a shavepate nun by the name of Myoshu. Nikken's father was
Nichikai, the 60th High Priest of Nichiren Shoshu. (Some say that he
wasn't, the only fox in the nunhouse with Myoshu)
They were, of course, not married. Bigamy was not in the cards for
Nichikai. That means:
1. Nikken is the illegitimate son of the 60th High Priest of Nichiren
Shoshu (Nichikai) and a shavepate nun (Myoshu). His father recognized
him later as son, some say.
2. Since he is illegitimate, and his mother's original name was Suma
Hikosaka, he should be using his true family name of Hikosaka, and not
Abe. Nichikai Abe is his father's name, true enough, but as there was
no marriage .... That makes his legal name Nikken Hikosaka. (it has a
ring to it, actually. I don't know why he is ashamed of it.)
Subject: Re: NST Priesthood Has Nuns (unto pregnancy) !-
From: email@example.com (MarcInMD)
Date: 12/14/2002 9:01 AM Pacific Standard Time
Celibacy for Priests and ordained women ("Nun" is really a Catholic
term) ended during the Meji period, about mid 19th century. As you may
have notice, NST Priests and well as other Nichiren Buddhist Priests
marry and have kids.
Just thought you should know.
Actually they started somewhat earlier than that, by breaking Nikko's
Admonition on celibacy (Nissei 17th + Kyodai-in, for example), once
you abandon Nikko's sect, everything else fell into place, in an evil
And you notice that everyone once again skipped the point. Unions
between married priests and unmarried nuns are not kosher, in anyone's
loosey goosey rulebook. Particularly with an illegitimate High Priest
as the offspring (current and 67th High Priest Nikken Hikosaka). It
just makes trouble.
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."