An vital Buddhist sect in Japan, Hokke , often known as the Lotus Sect , which holds that the Lotus sutra accommodates the one vital reality.

The sect was based within the 13th century by the monk Nichiren, who believed that different strands of Buddhism had harmed Japan. Among Nichiren’s beliefs was {that a} dying man or girl might ship his or her soul to heaven by saying Namu-myoho-renge- kyo (roughly, “glory to the majestic law of Buddha’s Lotus Sutra”) in the intervening time of demise.

The various, in accordance to Nichiren, was a fiery hell.
Though persecuted and repressed, Nichiren preached his beliefs relentlessly. He gained appreciable standing after he predicted that Japan could be invaded by the Mongols. (The prediction was made in 1260 and 1268; the Mongols invaded in 1274 and 1281.) Many of his followers have been samurai.

Historically, the Lotus Sect has been linked with Japanese nationalism and militancy.


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