1st July 00:41
The Origin and Meaning of the Nichiren Shoshu Crane )\ (faith reality aspect symbol mystic)
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,
Question: If all living beings are entities of Myoho-renge-kyo, then
are ordinary people like ourselves who are ignorant and deluded,
unenlightened and dull-witted, also entities of the Mystic Law?
Answer: Though there are a great many people in the world today, they
all fall into two categories—those who believe in the provisional
teachings and those who believe in the true teaching. Those who
believe in the provisional and expedient teachings, such as the
Nembutsu, cannot be called entities of Myoho-renge-kyo. But those who
believe in the Lotus Sutra, which is the true teaching, are entities
of Myohorenge-kyo, mystic entities of the true aspect of reality. The
Nirvana Sutra says, "Among all living beings, those who believe in the
Mahayana are called the Mahayana people."