Letters of Nichiren

Letters of Nichiren

by Philip Yampolsky

ISBN-10: 0231103840

ISBN-13: 9780231103848

Pub. Date: 08/29/1996

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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Columbia University Press
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Translations from the Asian Classics Series
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6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations Used in the Notes
1The Teaching, Capacity, Time, and Country19
2The Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra31
3Letter from Sado53
4On Practicing the Buddha's Teaching64
5On the Buddha's Prophecy73
6Teaching, Practice and Proof82
7On Persecutions Befalling the Sage101
8The Four Debts of Gratitude106
9The Tripitaka Master Shan-wu-wei116
10Reply to Nii-ama140
11Letter to the Priests of Seicho-ji148
12Reply to a Believer155
13Great Evil and Great good157
14On Attaining Buddhahood158
15Lessening One's Karmic Retribution161
16Letter from Teradomari165
17Aspiration for the Buddha Land175
18The Votary of the Lotus Sutra Will Meet Persecution179
19The Problem to Be Pondered Night and Day185
20Curing Karmic Disease192
21A Sage Perceives the Three Existences of Life200
22Admonitions Against Slander204
23On Prolonging Life208
24A Comparison of the Lotus Sutra and Other Sutras212
25The Treatment of Illness217
26Letter to the Brothers226
27The Three Obstacles and the Four Devils243
28Recitation of the Hoben and Juryo Chapters250
29The Essence of the Juryo Chapter260
30The Persecution at Tatsunokuchi265
31The Causal Law of Life268
32Letter to Nichimyo Shonin271
33Reply to Kyo'o280
34Rebuking Slander of the Law and Eradicating Sins283
35On Recommending This Teaching to Your Lord301
36The Difficulty of Sustaining Faith305
37The Eight Winds307
38The Supremacy of the Law312
39A Warning Against Begrudging One's Fief321
40The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon326
41The Three Kinds of Treasure331
42General Stone Tiger339
43The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra342
44The Meaning of Faith345
45The Swords of Good and Evil347
46Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life350
47On the Treasure Tower355
48The True Entity of Life358
49Bestowal of the Mandala of the Mystic Law365
50Letter to Ichinosawa Nyudo369
51The Sutra of the True Requital380
52The Treasure of a Filial Child393
53A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering404
54The Izu Exile407
55Encouragement to a Sick Person412
56Hell Is the Land of Tranquil Light426
57Three Tripitaka Masters Pray for Rain432
58The Mongol Envoys443
59The Fourteen Slanders447
60The Workings of Bonten and Taishaku458
61Letter to Misawa465
62Two Kinds of Faith472
63The Teaching for the Latter Day475
64The One Essential Phrase479
65Persecution by Sword and Staff483
66The Dragon Gate489
67Letter to Niike492
68Reply to Nichigon-ama501
69The Person and the Law502
70The Proof of the Lotus Sutra504
71The Kalpa of Decrease507
72New Year's Gosho513
73The Gift of Rice515
Appendix 1. Sanskrit Personal Names519
Appendix 2. Chinese Personal Names522
Appendix 3. Japanese Titles of Letters525

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