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The Opening of the Eyes : Commentaries on the Writings of Nichiren.

Author: Daisaku Ikeda
Publisher: Chicago : Middleway Press, 2013.
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What constitutes a meaningful life? What is true happiness? What philosophy can bring peace to this strife-filled world? Nichiren Buddhism, based on the Lotus Sutra, is a teaching of hope that provides answers to these and other important questions for modern life. Ranked among the most important works in Mahayana Buddhism, Nichiren's 13th century writings were revolutionary. They tried to open people's eyes to a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ikeda, Daisaku.
Opening of the Eyes : Commentaries on the Writings of Nichiren.
Chicago : Middleway Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daisaku Ikeda
ISBN: 9781938252341 1938252349
OCLC Number: 853362350
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Copyright; Contents; Editor's Note; Preface: "Opening of the Eyes"-A Call To Open Our Eyes to Nichiren, To Open Our Eyes to the People; Introduction; 1 The Three Virtues-Sovereign, Teacher and Parent-Establishing the Buddhism of the People Through Compassion and Enduring Persecution; 2 The "Teaching Hidden in the Depths of the Sutra"-The Supreme Law That Opens the Path to Buddhahood for All People; 3 Original Cause and Original Effect-Eternal Buddhahood and the Unending Bodhisattva Way Are Opened Through Faith. 4 The Fivefold Comparison-Clarifying the Causality of Life and the Fundamental Direction for Human Existence5 A Vow for the Enlightenment of All People-The Power Deep Within Our Lives That Can Overcome All Obstacles; 6 The Votary of the Lotus Sutra-One Who Practices the Correct Teaching With Outstanding Perseverance and Compassion; 7 The Profound Debt Owed to the Lotus Sutra and the Protection Received by Those Who Spread the Supreme Law of Universal Enlightenment; 8 The Six Difficult and Nine Easy Acts-To Discard the Shallow and Seek the Profound Is the Way of a Person of Courage. 9 The Two Admonitions of the "Devadatta" Chapter-A Call To Lead All People to Enlightenment Based on the Teachings of Changing Poison Into Medicine and Attaining Buddhahood in One's Present Form10 The Three Powerful Enemies, Part 1-The Anatomy of Persecution Arising From Fundamental Darkness ... 95; 11 The Three Powerful Enemies, Part 2-Confronting the Most Formidable Enemy: Arrogant False Sages; 12 Why the Votary of the Lotus Sutra Encounters Great Persecutions-The Votary's Battle Against the Fundamental Evil of the Slander of the Law. 13 "I Will Be the Pillar of Japan"-Standing Alone and Dedicating One's Life to the Vow for Kosen-rufu14 Lessening One's Karmic Retribution-The Principle of Changing Karma That Frees People From Suffering; 15 "I and My Disciples"-Attaining Buddhahood Through Steadfast Faith at the Crucial Moment; 16 Shakubuku-A Lion's Roar of Great Compassion To Refute Error and Spread Good; 17 The Sovereign, Teacher and Parent of the Buddhism of Sowing of the Latter Day of the Law, Part 1; 18 The Sovereign, Teacher and Parent of the Buddhism of Sowing of the Latter Day of the Law, Part 2. 19 Enjoying Infinite Benefit Throughout Eternity-The Boundless Joy of a Life of Unceasing Challenge Based on the Mystic LawNotes; Index.

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What constitutes a meaningful life? What is true happiness? What philosophy can bring peace to this strife-filled world? Nichiren Buddhism, based on the Lotus Sutra, is a teaching of hope that provides answers to these and other important questions for modern life. Ranked among the most important works in Mahayana Buddhism, Nichiren's 13th century writings were revolutionary. They tried to open people's eyes to a philosophy of self-reliance, to a religion dedicated to the people's happiness. In his?The Opening of the Eyes," Nichiren called for people to base themselves on a spirit of compa.

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