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, Nancy Rogow
> Dear Camoonchild:
> Nichirenï¿½writes in King Rinda:
> "Then the king ordered the non-Buddhists to cease their prayers and
the Buddhists to make the attempt with theirs. At that time there was
a young monk known as Bodhisattva Ashvaghosha, or Horse Neigh. When he
was summoned before the king, he said, ï¿½If Your Majesty will abolish
the erroneous doctrines of the non-Buddhists throughout the kingdom
and work to spread the teachings of the Buddha, it will be easy enough
to make the horses neigh!ï¿½"
> The four eternally evolved Bodhisattvas are Jogyo, Muhengyo,
Anrugyo, and Jyogyo whose natures correspond to true self, eternity,
joy and purity. Just as the Original Eternal Buddha Shakyamuni can not
be reduced to an impersonal truth principle, these four eternally
evolved Bodhisattvas can not be reduced to mere principles. Jogyo
manifested as Nichiren Daishonin who established the first two Great
Secret Laws and partially elucidated the Third. Nichiren also
developed and nurtured a cadre of disciples for the teachings to take
root. Next will be Muhengyo. He will further establish Namu Myoho
renge kyo and the Eternal Buddha Shakyamuni which will become the
fastest growing religion on earth. Then Anryugyo will complete the
work of Muhengyo in establishing Namu Myoho renge kyo and the Eternal
Buddha Shakyamuni. He will also unite and harmonize the various
Nichiren sects. Under the auspices of Anryugyo, Namu Myoho renge kyo
will beome a world religion
> having more than a billion adherents. He will oversee a peaceful
world with neither war nor famine and bring great prosperity to the
masses of beings.. Finally, Jyogyo will manifest and demonstrate the
benefits of a pure life based on the Lotus Sutra so the Law will long
endure. He will establish the Third Great Secret Law.
That, I think is the way they unfold in our lives. First, we learn how
to begin centering on our Buddha / Amala Consciousness. Next, there is
a revolution of samskaras; as our intentions shift from the self
centered ego, to the uncompounded / unconditioned higher self. After
than, we begin to develop recognition of the un-fabricated; emptiness
/ immediacy / constancy. Then, our feelings begin to center on a
steady, non-arisen blissfulness that transforms our body and our
environment. Finally, we attain a sort of natural inner beauty and
grace of form that is unborn. None of this repeals dukkha. Our
conditioned existence is still inconstant, stressful, amd impure.
Maybe someday; this world will be a manifest Pure Land; but the pure
land in already here, we just do not see it.
GoT 109: Jesus said, The (Father's) kingdom is like a person who had a
treasure hidden in his field but did not know it. And [when] he died
he left it to his [son]. The son [did] not know about it either. He
took over the field and sold it. The buyer went plowing, [discovered]
the treasure, and began to lend money at interest to whomever he wished.
GoT 113: His disciples said to him, "When will the kingdom come?"
"It will not come by watching for it. It will not be said, 'Look,
here!' or 'Look, there!' Rather, the Father's kingdom is spread out
upon the earth, and people don't see it.