17th March 23:40
The Appearance of the Nichiren Shoshu Crane Emblem )[ (entity enlightenment delusion faith clear)
The Appearance of the Nichiren Shoshu Crane Emblem )
I am astonished that folks don't appear to be interested in the
historical cir***stances previous to and surrounding the Shogunate of
the Tokugawas, High Priest Nissei 17th, and the Nichiren Shoshu's
(founded in 1912) emblem, the Crane. Or in the Theory of the True
Meaning of the Nichiren Shoshu Crane Emblem. Who knows, interest may
resurface in these two topics ... (it has, now)
Would anyone like to discuss the theory of the appearance of the
Why the crane emblem has that characteristic look?
Read below, peregrinate your way to that section, read, then make a
Once again, 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? Ask yourself why?
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."