11th May 15:32
The Four Dictums for Nikken Shoshu (for Craig) )+ (enlightenment hell heaven ritual hedonism)
The Four Dictums for Nikken Shoshu (for Craig) )
From: email@example.com (Daisaku Ikeda) [Really Craig
Date: 12/27/2002 6:31 AM Pacific Standard Time
Isn't it funny that Flavio picked one day to stop spamming-Christmas.
Must have been busy caroling at SGI HQ
[Spurious garbage deleted...]
Actually was having a little trouble with my connection. Fear not,
I'll not leave you in your incessant sufferings hell (from Nembutsu,
or NemNikken, or whatever of the four dictums Buddhism you Nichiren
Shoshu folks are focusing on this week).
The Four Dictums for Nikken Shoshu believers:
1. "NemNikken will lead to the hell of incessant suffering": worship
of the Buddha outside you (Nikken), in a heaven somewhere else
(Taisekiji) leads to incessantly, life after life, deferring
enlightenment to the next life, in an endless loop.
2. "NikkenZen is the teaching of devils": Emptiness, the Void at the
heart of life (what is left after Nikken empties your life of hope of
being equal to Nichiren and attaining Nichiren's life condition).
3. "NikkenShingon will ruin the nation": Pointless ritual and magic
(like the magical process of going on Tozan, with the BIG MOMENT at
the Temple, which leaves your own life as a trivial or lesser moment).
4. "NikkenRitsu is traitorous": Pointless discipline masking hedonism
(the hierarchy of the priesthood, their Geishas, their family, and
their pets over the Hokkeko, lesser laity and a disappointed
Beware these four !!!
Nichiren Daishonin writes (Encouragement to a Sick Person, WND p. 78):
"During the Former and Middle Days of the Law, the five impurities
began to appear, and in the Latter Day, they are rampant. They give
rise to the great waves of a gale, which not only beat against the
shore, but strike each other. The impurity of thought has been such
that, as the Former and Middle Days of the Law gradually passed,
people transmitted insignificant erroneous teachings while destroying
the unfathomable correct teaching. It therefore appears that more
people have fallen into the evil paths because of errors with respect
to Buddhism than because of secular misdeeds."
26th High Priest Nichikan was most strict about the 4 dictums, due to
his experience with dealing with difficult cir***stances brought on by
his faithless predecessors. In his writing, "On Practicing the
Buddha's Teachings", he states:
"If we do not ponder the four dictums and if we ignore propagation,
our hearts will become accomplices in slandering the Law. If we do not
accomplish propagation with our voices, they will become accomplices
in the slander of the Law. If we do not face the object of devotion
with prayer beads in our hands, our bodies will become accomplices in
the slander of the Law. Therefore, those who ponder the object of
devotion of the essential teaching of the Lotus Sutra face the object
of devotion of the 'Life Span' chapter of the essential teaching and
chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo of the actual three thousand realms in a
single moment of life --- that is, the Buddhism of sowing contained
in the 'Life Span' chapter of the essential teaching of the Lotus
Sutra --- shall be the ones propagating the Law through the three
kinds of karma --- thoughts, words and deeds." (The Collection of High
Priest Nichikan's Commentaries, p. 767)
From "The Entity of the Mystic Law", Writings of Nichiren Daishonin,
The Complete and Final Teaching on Perfect Enlightenment Sutra
declares, "The beginningless illusions and ignorance that beset all
living beings are all produced by the perfectly enlightened mind of
the Thus Come Ones."