To speak out without fearing others and without flinching before society - this is what the sutra means when it says, We care nothing for our bodies or livesMessage 1 of 2854 , Jul 20, 2012View SourceTo speak out without fearing others and without flinching before society - this is what the sutra means when it says, "We care nothing for our bodies or lives but are anxious only for the unsurpassed way." It is not that one does not recall the calumny, the staves and stones that were suffered by Bodhisattva Never Disparaging. It is not that one is unafraid of the world. It is just that the censure of the Lotus Sutra is even more severe.
Letter to Akimoto
Written to Akimoto Taro Hyoe-no-jo on January 27, 1280
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 6View 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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