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Nichiren (1222–82)

DOI
10.4324/9780415249126-G130-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G130-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
Retrieved June 21, 2021, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/nichiren-1222-82/v-1

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Fiery prophet, religious reformer, founder of a major religious movement, brilliant preacher and erudite writer, Nichiren is one of Japan’s most controversial religious figures. His thought derived from the Tendai tradition, from which he inherited both his veneration of the Lotus Sutra and the idea of an eternal Buddha woven into the stuff of all reality.

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Heisig, J.W.. Nichiren (1222–82), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G130-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/nichiren-1222-82/v-1.
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