Nichiren Buddhism

A school of Japanese Buddhism founded by the militant Japanese Buddhist reformer Nichiren (1222-82). Nichiren, who attacked other forms of Buddhism, believed that the 'Lotus Sutra' contained the ultimate truth and asked the Japanese people to convert to true Buddhism. Today there are almost 40 sub-sects, with Nichiren Shoshu being the largest and most important.

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Nichiren Buddhism
Lotus sect
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A school of Japanese Buddhism founded by the militant Japanese Buddhist reformer Nichiren (1222-1282). Nichiren rejected other forms of Buddhism, and believed that the 'Lotus Sutra' contained the ultimate truth and asked the Japanese people to convert to this true Buddhism. Today there are almost 40 sub-sects, with Nichiren Shoshu being the largest and most important.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300263948. The J. Paul Getty Trust.