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  • win
    Carry through with your faith in the Lotus Sutra. You cannot strike fire from flint if you stop halfway. Bring forth the great power of faith, and be spoken of
    Message 1 of 2854 , Jan 31, 2011
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      Carry through with your faith in the Lotus Sutra. You cannot strike fire from flint if you stop halfway. Bring forth the great power of faith, and be spoken of by all the people of Kamakura, both high and low, or by all the people of Japan, as "Shijo Kingo, Shijo Kingo of the Lotus school!" Even a bad reputation will spread far and wide. A good reputation will spread even farther, particularly if it is a reputation for devotion to the Lotus Sutra.

      (WND, 319)
      Earthly Desires Are Enlightenment
      Written to Shijo Kingo on May 2, 1272

      from "Daily Wisdom - from the writings of Nichiren Daishonin"
    • Robert Partick
      Thank you Nathan. ________________________________ From: nathandknutson@yahoo.com To: SokaGakkaiUnofficial@yahoogroups.com Sent:
      Message 2854 of 2854 , Sep 6, 2013
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        Thank you Nathan.


        From: "nathandknutson@..." <nathandknutson@...>
        To: SokaGakkaiUnofficial@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 4:55 PM
        Subject: [SGI] RE: Gongyo: Why 2nd and 16th chapters?

         
        Those two sections highlight the two most important  teachings of the Lotus Sutra, the 2nd chapter refers to the skillful means used by the Buddha to teach the Dharma and the universality of Buddhahood, and 16 teaches the eternity of Buddhahood.

        I think...

        --- In SokaGakkaiUnofficial@yahoogroups.com, <sokagakkaiunofficial@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

        Greetings all,

        Can someone help me understand why gongyo involves recitation of the 2nd and 16th chapters of the lotus sutra? I 've heard about other chapters also being recited but any specific reason for these two chapters?

        Thank you,

        Bob

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