- The more gold is heated in the flames, the brighter will be its color; the more a sword is whetted, the sharper it will become. And the more one praises theMessage 1 of 2854 , Mar 4 6:29 PMView SourceThe more gold is heated in the flames, the brighter will be its color; the more a sword is whetted, the sharper it will become. And the more one praises the blessings of the Lotus Sutra, the more one's own blessings will increase. Bear in mind that the twenty-eight chapters of the Lotus Sutra contain only a few passages elucidating the truth, but a great many words of praise.
The Blessings of the Lotus Sutra
Written to Myomitsu on March 5, 1276
from "Daily Wisdom - from the writings of Nichiren Daishonin"
- Thank you Nathan. ________________________________ From: email@example.com To: SokaGakkaiUnofficial@yahoogroups.com Sent:Message 2854 of 2854 , Sep 6, 2013View SourceThank you Nathan.
From: "nathandknutson@..." <nathandknutson@...>
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.
--- In SokaGakkaiUnofficial@yahoogroups.com, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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?
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