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Letters of Nichiren

Author: Nichiren; Burton Watson; Philip B Yampolsky
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1996.
Series: Translations from the Asian classics.; The Columbia Asian studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Nichiren; Nichiren; Nichiren.; Nichiren; Nichiren
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nichiren; Burton Watson; Philip B Yampolsky
ISBN: 0231103840 9780231103848
OCLC Number: 33405180
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Description: xiv, 584 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Teaching, Capacity, Time, and Country --
2. The Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra --
3. Letter from Sado --
4. On Practicing the Buddha's Teaching --
5. On the Buddha's Prophecy --
6. Teaching, Practice and Proof --
7. On Persecutions Befalling the Sage --
8. The Four Debts of Gratitude --
9. The Tripitaka Master Shan-wu-wei --
10. Reply to Nii-ama --
11. Letter to the Priests of Seicho-ji --
12. Reply to a Believer --
13. Great Evil and Great good --
14. On Attaining Buddhahood --
15. Lessening One's Karmic Retribution --
16. Letter from Teradomari --
17. Aspiration for the Buddha Land --
18. The Votary of the Lotus Sutra Will Meet Persecution --
19. The Problem to Be Pondered Night and Day --
20. Curing Karmic Disease --
21. A Sage Perceives the Three Existences of Life --
22. Admonitions Against Slander --
23. On Prolonging Life --
24. A Comparison of the Lotus Sutra and Other Sutras --
25. The Treatment of Illness --
26. Letter to the Brothers --
27. The Three Obstacles and the Four Devils --
28. Recitation of the Hoben and Juryo Chapters --
29. The Essence of the Juryo Chapter --
30. The Persecution at Tatsunokuchi --
31. The Causal Law of Life --
32. Letter to Nichimyo Shonin --
33. Reply to Kyo'o --
34. Rebuking Slander of the Law and Eradicating Sins --
35. On Recommending This Teaching to Your Lord --
36. The Difficulty of Sustaining Faith --
37. The Eight Winds --
38. The Supremacy of the Law --
39. A Warning Against Begrudging One's Fief 40. The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon --
41. The Three Kinds of Treasure --
42. General Stone Tiger --
43. The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra --
44. The Meaning of Faith --
45. The Swords of Good and Evil --
46. Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life --
47. On the Treasure Tower --
48. The True Entity of Life --
49. Bestowal of the Mandala of the Mystic Law --
50. Letter to Ichinosawa Nyudo --
51. The Sutra of the True Requital --
52. The Treasure of a Filial Child --
53. A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering --
54. The Izu Exile --
55. Encouragement to a Sick Person --
56. Hell Is the Land of Tranquil Light --
57. Three Tripitaka Masters Pray for Rain --
58. The Mongol Envoys --
59. The Fourteen Slanders --
60. The Workings of Bonten and Taishaku --
61. Letter to Misawa --
62. Two Kinds of Faith --
63. The Teaching for the Latter Day --
64. The One Essential Phrase --
65. Persecution by Sword and Staff --
66. The Dragon Gate --
67. Letter to Niike --
68. Reply to Nichigon-ama --
69. The Person and the Law --
70. The Proof of the Lotus Sutra --
71. The Kalpa of Decrease --
72. New Year's Gosho --
73. The Gift of Rice --
Appendix 1. Sanskrit Personal Names --
Appendix 2. Chinese Personal Names --
Appendix 3. Japanese Titles of Letters.
Series Title: Translations from the Asian classics.; The Columbia Asian studies series.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: translated by Burton Watson and others ; edited by Philip B. Yampolsky.

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Burton Watson's translation of the collected letters of Nichiren reminds me of an archaeological excavation, whereby a whole cross section of thirteenth-century Japan is laid bare. Here, too, the Read more...

 
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